Career Step Expands Programs Offered through Jefferson College to Include Online EMS Continuing Education

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Jefferson College has expanded the programs it offers through its relationship with Career Step to include professional development education for EMT and EMS professionals.

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These programs are an excellent option for EMS professionals as the online convenience allows them to get the training they need without having to take time off of work.

Career Step, an online provider of career-focused education and corporate training, has expanded its academic partnership with Jefferson College to include professional development education for EMT and EMS professionals. These EMS refresher courses were developed by Code3 CME, a Career Step company.

“We added these refresher courses to our portfolio as a flexible way to provide high-quality, convenient professional development training for our EMS graduates,” said Bryan Herrick, Jefferson College Director of Business and Workforce Development. “We have successfully worked with Career Step for the past several years, trust the quality of their training programs, and are confident that these additional courses will provide the same positive results for our students. We are excited to continue and broaden our relationship, and we look forward to providing valuable education resources to our local EMT and EMS professionals.”

Jefferson College will be offering Career Step’s EMS refresher training, which was added to the Career Step catalog when it acquired Code3 CME earlier this year. Available courses offer both instructor-led classes as well as self-paced, online training. Courses new to Jefferson College with this partnership include the 24-Hour EMT Transition Course; 48-Hour EMT, AEMT and Paramedic Refresher Transition Course; Critical Care Transport Review Course; and the Self-Paced, Anywhere, Anytime Modules.

All courses are approved by the Continuing Education Coordinating Board for Emergency Medical Services (CECBEMS) in partnership with Code3 CME and provide the training EMS professionals need to meet national registry and state regulatory board requirements.

“These programs are an excellent option for EMS professionals as the online convenience allows them to get the training they need without having to take time off of work,” said Judson Smith, Code3 CME Founder and Career Step Vice President of Continuing Education. “I am excited for and appreciate the opportunity to partner with Jefferson College and make these programs accessible to a greater number of professionals.”

For more information on the Code3 CME programs available through Jefferson College visit http://www.jeffco.edu/node/1686#.VxZtMXoW44e.

About Career Step
Career Step is an online provider of career-focused education and corporate training. The company has trained over 100,000 students for new careers, has more than 150 partnerships with colleges and universities nationwide, offers a variety of continuing education courses for healthcare professionals and has educated more than 8,000 health information professionals through its Corporate Training Division. Career Step provides training for several of the largest and most respected healthcare employers in the nation and is committed to helping students and practicing healthcare professionals alike gain the skills they need to be successful in the workplace—improving lives, advancing careers and bettering business results through education. More information can be found at http://www.careerstep.com or 1-800-246-7836.

About Code3 CME
Code3 CME provides nationally accredited EMT and paramedic refresher and recertification training. Founded by a licensed critical care paramedic who has more than 20 years of EMS experience and serves as an officer in an Air Force Reserves aeromedical evacuation squadron, Code3 CME’s training is designed to provide exactly the education EMS professionals need. Self-paced training and instructor-led courses are available to meet both the NREMT and state renewal requirements, and all programs are nationally accredited by the Continuing Education Coordinating Board for Emergency Medical Services (CECBEMS). For more information, visit http://www.code3cme.com.

About Jefferson College
Located in Hillsboro, Missouri, Jefferson College is a student-centered comprehensive two-year public community college, committed to providing an accessible, quality college experience as it strives to meet the diverse needs of the students and the community. Superior teaching and services foster a supportive learning environment, which promotes intellectual, social, and personal growth. A strong general education curriculum, college transfer and technical programs, personal enrichment courses, and on-campus experiences prepare students to succeed in their careers, further their education, and prosper in a diverse world. Jefferson College’s ongoing assessment of students, programs, and services assures that it is a responsive and progressive community college.

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