First WHC Lemoore paramedic class to graduate July 10

From West Hills College Lemoore

The first class of students to become paramedics through West Hills College Lemoore’s new paramedic program will graduate on July 10. A total of 12 students will graduate from the program, which began in May of 2014.

“We have very high expectations of our paramedic students, the same as all of our health career programs,” said Ralph Herrera, Primary Instructor and Program Coordinator. “I am confident these new paramedics will be able to provide the best care to all they encounter. That includes my own family and friends. And I believe they are going to make EMS even better.”

Of the graduates, five will be earning an Associate of Science Paramedic degree while the rest will receive a certificate of completion. With this, all will be qualified to take the national exam to become a paramedic. From there, they will be eligible to be licensed as a paramedic. 

The ceremony will be held in the WHCL Golden Eagle Arena from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. It will feature speeches from class valedictorian Courtney Reed, class president Kyle Eley, and Health Careers Director Kathy DeFede.

Attendance is invitation only. For more information, contact Perla Saldana at 559-925-3490. 

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