CBC, Angel Care EMS partner together to offer EMT Basic Course class this fall

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Photo Cutline: Angel Care EMS and CBC nursing students work together during a mock training session held in March 2014 at the CBC Beeville campus. Angel Care EMS is partnering with CBC once again to offer an EMT Basic Course this fall.

Beeville, TX— Coastal Bend College (CBC) and Angel Care Emergency Medical Service (EMS) are partnering together to offer an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Basic Course this fall. In the Coastal Bend region, EMT’s earn about $33,450 annually, which is the equivalent of earning about $16 per hour according to 2013 data available from the United States Department of Labor. Furthermore, the EMT occupation is expected to grow 22% by the year 2022 due to the increased demand for healthcare support professionals in this area.

The EMT Basic Course will begin on October 14, 2014 and end on February 26, 2015. Classes are held primarily on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. with occasional Saturday classes. Students in the EMT Basic Course will participate in 240 hours of course instruction, 24 clinical hours at a hospital, and 24 hours of observation time in an ambulance with Angel Care EMS.

“This partnership is wonderful for Beeville and the surrounding areas because we’re helping provide workforce training options that lead to well-paying careers in high demand occupations. The course is designed to be a hands-on, immersive learning experience. After the student finishes the four-month course, they can embark on a rewarding career that can help save lives,” said Susie Gaitan, CBC Allied Health Coordinator.

The course costs $800 and will be taught by Jennifer Baron and Gabriel Aleman from Angel Care EMS. Prospective students may enroll now by contacting Susie Gaitan at (361) 354-2549 or via email at mgaitan@coastalbend.edu. The course is limited to 20 students, and veterans may utilize Hazlewood benefits to enroll in the course. Veterans seeking more information about utilizing their benefits should contact Rosie Streicher, CBC Veterans Affairs Specialist, at (361) 354-2421 or via email at rstreich@coastalbend.edu.

CBC to host a free Veterans Fair on November 14

BEEVILLE, TX—Coastal Bend College invites all veterans to attend the Veterans Fair being held at the Beeville campus on 3800 Charco Road inside the James R. Dougherty Student Center from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Thursday, November 14, 2013. Free lunch will be provided for all veterans.

During the Veteran’s Fair, representatives from over local community agencies and businesses will be on hand to speak to veterans about employment opportunities, services, and benefits they may qualify for. Also present will be CBC staff from the Student Development Office, admissions, financial aid, Weekend College, and other CBC programs to help guide veterans through the college admissions process.

“CBC provides many services to help veterans reach their educational and career goals. We’re here to serve them, and we’re eager to help them get started here at CBC. We’ll help them every step of the way,” Streicher added.

Veterans, their families, and the general public are also encouraged to stop by the San Antonio Mobile Vet Center provided by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The Mobile Vet Center is designed to provide outreach and information to veterans living outside major metropolitan areas. VA staff will be on hand to help answer questions about claims, benefits and counseling services available to veterans. All services provided at the Mobile Vet Center are free of charge.

CBC hopes that all veterans will join us on November 14 for free food, fun, information, and door prizes. For more information about the Veterans Fair or veteran’s affairs benefits available at CBC, please contact Rosie Streicher at (361) 354-2421 or via email at rstreich@coastalbend.edu.

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Free OSHA 10 training to be held at CBC Pleasanton

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A free OSHA 10 training will be held on Thursday, October 3 and Friday, October 4 at the Coastal Bend College Pleasanton site located on 1411 Bensdale Road. The purpose of OSHA 10 training is to promote workplace safety and health, and the training will also make workers more knowledgeable about workplace hazards and their rights. OSHA 10 training is recommended for workers entering oil and gas related industries, as well as workers entering other potentially hazardous occupations.

Participants in the class will receive hands on training about scenarios that could potentially arise in the workplace regarding hazard identification, avoidance, control, and prevention. The course is completely free for all registrants, but individuals do have to pay the $5 to receive their OSHA 10 Certification Card.

The details:

· Free OSHA 10 Training at CBC Pleasanton located at 1411 Bensdale Road.

· Training times are October 3 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and October 4 from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

· The times are inclusive of lunch and classroom breaks.

· Free lunch will be provided on October 3.

· The cost of the OSHA 10 Certification Card is $5.

Individuals who wish to register for the OSHA10 training or obtain more information, should contact Sharon Mayberry at (830) 569-4222, Lillian Garza at (361) 354-2331, or Nora Cartwright at (361) 354-2230. If number of students exceeds allowable number per instructor, additional workshops will be scheduled at a later date to accommodate the student overflow.

Coastal Bend College Awarded 2014 Military Friendly Schools ® Designation

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Victory Media, the media entity for military personnel transitioning into civilian life, has named Coastal Bend College to the coveted Military Friendly Schools® list. The 2014 Military Friendly Schools® list honors the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans, and spouses as students and ensure their success on campus.

“Inclusion on the 2014 list of Military Friendly Schools® shows Coastal Bend College’s commitment to providing a supportive environment for military students,” said Sean Collins, Vice President at Victory Media and a nine-year Navy veteran.   “The need for education is growing and our mission is to provide the military community with transparent, world-class resources to assist in their search for schools.” 

The Military Friendly Schools® media and website, found at www.militaryfriendlyschools.com, feature the list, interactive tools and search functionality to help military students find the best school to suit their unique needs and preferences.  The 1,868 colleges, universities and trade schools on this year’s list exhibit leading practices in the recruitment and retention of students with military experience.  These schools have world-class programs and policies for student support on campus, academic accreditation, credit policies, flexibility, and other services to those who served.

“Coastal Bend College offers so many high quality workforce programs and college courses that are available to servicemen and women. We can help them take that next step in their life by helping to further their education and reach their goals. I am honored CBC has been deemed ‘Military Friendly’ because we are here to truly serve our veterans/dependents and service members,” said Rosie Streicher, CBC Veterans Affairs Specialist.

Now in its fifth year, the 2014 list of Military Friendly Schools ® was compiled through extensive research and a data-driven survey of more than 10,000 schools nationwide approved for VA tuition funding. The survey results that comprise the 2014 list were independently tested by Ernst & Young LLP based upon the weightings and methodology established by Victory Media. Each year schools taking the survey are held to a higher standard than the previous year via improved methodology, criteria, and weightings developed with the assistance of an Academic Advisory Board (AAB) consisting of educators from schools across the country. 

For more information about veteran benefits, programs, and scholarships at Coastal Bend College, please visit www.coastalbend.edu/veteransaffairs or call (361) 354-2421.

CBC extends hours for fall registration

Coastal Bend College will be open extended hours at all CBC locations from August 21, 2013 through August 30, 2013 to better serve students and the general public with fall registration. The CBC Beeville campus will be open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m., and the CBC Alice, Kingsville, and Pleasanton sites will be open from 7:30 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.

During these extended business hours, prospective students will have access to many of the same services and assistance offered during CBC’s normal business hours. Student services staff from advising, counseling, admissions, and financial aid will help guide students every step of the way from applying to CBC to registering for classes. In addition to student services staff, representatives from the CBC Business Office will be on hand to help facilitate tuition payment plans.

To view a full listing of the course offerings by location, please visit http://sis.coastalbend.edu or visit any CBC location to learn more. Many courses and programs are still open this fall to anyone wanting to begin a new education or career path. CBC offers courses in a variety of formats to help meet students’ needs: face-to-face, online/Internet, distance learning, and hybrid. Weekend College is now available at all CBC locations this fall. Enrolling in Weekend College allows students the ability to earn their Associate of Arts or Science degree while only attending courses every-other-weekend. For more information about Weekend College, contact Danny Garcia at (361) 354-2570.

Federal aid and grants are also available to those who qualify. Students are encouraged to apply for financial aid online at www.fafsa.gov. Students should use CBC’s school code of 003546 to ensure their financial aid application is received by the CBC Financial Aid Office. Students should also have a completed admissions application on file. The free admissions application can be completed online at www.coastalbend.edu/applynow. Individuals who need assistance with submitting their financial aid or admissions application are encouraged to visit any CBC location for one-on-one assistance.

For more information on registering for classes, please contact the Student Development Office at your nearest CBC location:

• Beeville: Sandra Walsh, (361) 354-2266

• Alice: Dee Berthold, (361) 664-2981 ext. 3025

• Kingsville: Amanda Barrera, (361) 592-1615 ext. 4077

• Pleasanton: Katie Sherman, (830) 569-4222 ext. 1203

At Coastal Bend College your future begins here—and now. Let us help you advance your career and education. With so many programs, there’s bound to be something perfect for you. Let us tell you how by contacting us for more information about the programs and courses offered at Coastal Bend College by calling 1-866-722-2838 ext. 2266. Or you can visit us on the web at www.coastalbend.edu, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/coastalbendcollege, or on Twitter at www.twitter.com/CBCFuture.

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