Daytona State transitions EMS training to Advanced Technology College
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Aug. 17, 2012) - The School of Emergency Services at Daytona State College has moved its Emergency Medical Services programs from its
Daytona Beach Campus location to the Advanced Technology College (ATC) located off
The move to the larger location stems from a need for more space to accommodate program growth and training equipment, says Louis Mercer, the school’s chairperson. “This is really just the final stage of moving the EMS programs to the ATC,” he said. He noted that the EMT (Emergency Medical Technician applied technology diploma) program has been there for about a year. Now, it will be joined by the (college credit certificate) Paramedic and (associate of science degree) Emergency Medical Services programs.
An open house has been scheduled for Sept. 18, from 5 to 7 p.m., to highlight all Daytona State programs offered at the ATC, including automotive services, computer science, engineering technology, HVAC, machining, robotics and simulation.
Mercer said the School of Emergency Services also will move its criminal justice and fire science programs to the ATC by January 2013.
Daytona State’s criminal justice programs, which include basic law enforcement, basic corrections and all continuing workforce education advanced and specialized training courses, this month received perfect Florida Department of Law Enforcement audits. The audits focused on assessments and outcomes for a cohort of approximately 200 students, as well as curriculum design and inventory control for training equipment.
“The FDLE findings formally acknowledge what we’ve known all along about our staff at the School of Emergency Services,” Mercer said. “The results are directly related to their diligence, collaboration and dedication to our students, not to mention the respect they have for responsible use of taxpayer money in the Law Enforcement Trust Fund.”
For more information about EMS programs offered by Daytona State, call (386) 506-4122.