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Emergency Dispatch Academy Graduates First Class

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The first class of its kind in North Carolina, the Nash Community College Emergency Dispatch Academy recently recognized its first graduating class. Of the six graduates, four have already begun their careers as emergency dispatchers with Nash County 911. “We have a history of being at the forefront of training, offering relevant programs with real-world applications. The Emergency Dispatch Academy prepares students for local in-demand careers,” said NCC President Dr. Bill Carver.

The Emergency Dispatch Academy features instructor led lectures, hands-on experience with a dispatch console, opportunities to participate in real life scenarios while learning essential multi-tasking techniques, and written assessments such as quizzes, module exams and a final exam. Upon completion of the course, students should be able to effectively operate in a critical role within an Emergency 911 Center and will be able to function as vital link in the Emergency Response field. Students must have earned a High School Diploma or equivalency and successfully complete a reading comprehension placement test prior to taking the class.

For more information or for a schedule of upcoming CPR and Emergency Dispatch classes and registration information, contact Olivia Moss at (252) 451-8355 or omoss@nashcc.edu or John Winstead (252) 451-8312 or jwinstead@nashcc.edu.

Pictured (from left): Insructor Mark Reavis, Kali Baines, Melissa Bobbitt, Deborah Bailey, Melissa Murrell, Megan Barus, Instructor Sherry Mullen, (Kneeling): Sharaina Simmons

Pictured (from left): Instructor Mark Reavis, Kali Baines, Melissa Bobbitt, Deborah Bailey, Melissa Murrell, Megan Barus, Instructor Sherry Mullen, (Kneeling): Sharaina Simmons