FREMONT – Seven Fremont High School students have taken advantage of a new dual enrollment program with Metropolitan Community College. Dual enrollment refers to when a student receives both high school credit and college credit for a class. The seven students are currently enrolled in MCC’s Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) class, helping them earn college credit while exploring a potential career path.
By the beginning of May, students will have completed over 160 of classroom presentations and skills practice and 15 hours of field experience with professional fire/EMS agencies. MCC instructor Craig Jacobus says the class can open up opportunities.
“By completing the EMT class, students are opening doors to other potential health career fields, paramedicine and fire science,” Jacobus said.
Fremont Public Schools is proud of the partnership they have with MCC.
“Our students are gaining real, hands-on training right here in Fremont. Our students are well-prepared for their chosen career path right after graduation,” Mark Williams, career and technical education coordinator for Fremont Public Schools, said.
The EMT dual enrollment class is part of MCC’s secondary partnerships initiatives, which aim to give area students in Dodge, Douglas, Sarpy and Washington counties chances to earn college credit while in high school.