Students in the Allied Health Science (AHS) program at the Laurel County Schools Center for Innovation (CFI) visited the Emergency Medical Care (EMC) program at Eastern Kentucky University (EKU) on Friday, April 14, 2017. The students were provided laboratory-learning activities to practice emergency care skills. The AHS program is expanding the number of career pathways offered to students beginning in the 17-18 academic year to include Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and Medical Administrative Assistant (MAA). Mr. Ed Bowling, CFI instructor, remarked about how the new EMT and MAA programming can provide students with training to prepare them for diverse career pathways such as an EMT, Paramedic, Medical Office Assistant, Nurse Practitioner, Physician Assistant, or Medical Doctor. Dr. Bill Young, EMC program Director at EKU, spoke with students about the higher-wage, higher- demand careers available as an EMT and/or Paramedic.
“Our new career pathways can lead to industry certifications and the students also being eligible to earn college credit. We are very excited to provide this training for our students at the CFI. EKU is a very important postsecondary education partner that supports our program efforts and who also provides our students opportunities to earn college credit through the dual credit program,” added Dr. James Davis, CFI Principal.