Fifteen Victoria College EMT students receive certificates
Pictured are 13 of the 15 Victoria College students who graduated from VC’s Emergency Medical Service’s Program on Dec. 14.

Victoria College’s Emergency Medical Services Program graduated 15 Emergency Medical Technician students during a ceremony on Dec. 14 at VC’s Student Center.

The students completed 196 hours of classroom and lab competencies in addition to 80 hours of clinicals in emergency, respiratory therapy and EMS. They are eligible to sit for their National Registry EMT exam in preparation for holding state EMT certification.

“These 15 graduates were the most cohesive class that I have had to date,” Victoria College EMS Coordinator Susie Jechow said. “They not only worked well together in class, but relied on each other for peer tutoring and group communication. They worked well as a team, and I expect them to use these same resources in their EMS careers.”

Valedictorian of the class was Elizabeth Alvarez, and Sandi Contreras was named salutatorian. Jose Gonzalez and Adrian Madrigal received the Best Skills Performance Award, and Jami Carrera received the Best Clinicals Performance Award.

Other graduates were Dusalva Avalos, Valerie Baez, Joshua Cantu, Christian Clack, Garrett Davis, Justin Lee, Jason Longoria, Lauren Mumphord, Jonathan Ramirez and Corey Vargas.

The EMT course is completed in one semester, and students who successfully complete the course receive six credit hours and may find employment with area EMS agencies or continue in the program to achieve their paramedic certification.

The next EMT course begins on Monday, Jan. 23. Enrollment is ongoing. For more information on how to enroll in a course, contact Susie Jechow at Victoria College (361) 572-6447 or

Published: Wednesday, 11 January 2017

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