DCCC online paramedic programs rank second in the nation

Published 3:33 pm Wednesday, July 6, 2016

THOMASVILLE — In a recent ranking by bestcolleges.com, Davidson County Community College’s online paramedic programs are second in the nation. The bestcolleges.com website states that its ranking methodology evaluates schools “on the merits of academic strengths, positive student outcomes, course offerings and virtual classroom experience for online students.”

The ranking highlights DCCC’s various paramedic programs, including EMT certifications and an associate in applied science degree, which has a traditional option for students without career experience in the field and a bridge option for currently credentialed paramedics seeking the degree. Some online courses include classroom lab time, hands-on experience with the tools used by professionals, and  scenarios encountered on the job.

“We are extremely pleased to be recognized as one of the top programs in the nation,” says Rose McDaniel, dean in the School of Health, Wellness and Public Safety. “Our online and hybrid offerings provide both full-time students and professionals the opportunity to advance their knowledge in a timeframe that works with their schedule and goals.”

Davidson County Community College’s paramedic programs help train some of the community’s most critical first responders. Paramedics are often called to the scene for a full spectrum of emergencies: police matters, fires, traffic accidents and natural disasters.

The college recently hired John Freudenberg, EMS program director. Freudenberg brings more than 25 years of experience as a paramedic to the role.

“DCCC’s EMS and public safety programs help to train and equip the people communities rely on most to help during moments of distress and crisis,” says Freudenberg. “We don’t take that responsibility lightly and are proud to be recognized for the continued efforts of our staff.”

To learn more about offerings from DCCC’s EMS programs, visit www.DavidsonCCC.edu/paramedic.