MCC offering classes to meet EMT demand; one in Imperial

    They’re the frontline workers—the first to respond when someone is injured or sick.
    They take control of emergency situations, provide immediate care, calm fears and often block the door between life and death.
    With the ongoing pandemic, emergency medical technicians (EMTs) are needed more than ever. Many communities rely on volunteer EMTs to work with fire and emergency service departments.
    McCook Community College is doing its part to help meet the demand. The college has several EMT class options that teach the basics of emergency care, such as how to check vital signs and how to assess, splint and transport patients.
    On successful completion, students can take the EMT certifying exam from the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians. Licensure is good for two years.
    Three standard courses, completed over two semesters from August through May, will be offered, starting Aug. 24 in McCook with instructor Steve Yager.
    Classes can also be taken from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. CT Tuesday and Thursday evenings at MCC with instructor Marc Harpham.
    An MCC-sponsored class is also scheduled in Imperial from 6 to 10 p.m. Monday and Thursday evenings at the Imperial EMS station with instructor Billie Hayes.
    A one-semester accelerated EMT class with instructor Todd Hovey will also begin in January and ending in May. Sessions will be from 6-10 p.m. CT Monday and Thursday evenings and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  CT one Saturday per month in McCook.
    More information about any of the classes is available through Joy Molcyk, EMS/paramedic program director, at 308-344-8035 or


The Imperial Republican

308-882-4453 (Phone)

622 Broadway St

PO Box 727

Imperial, NE 69033