February 14, 2005
Cowley's MICT program expanding to include evening classes
Cowley College’s Mobile Intensive Care Technician program at its Winfield Center is expanding to include evening classes beginning in January 2006.
Slade Griffiths, director of Emergency Medical Services education and an instructor in the Business and Service Technology Department, said that by offering an additional time slot, more students would be able to enroll in the program.
“We are very excited about this change,” Griffiths said. “During the past two years, we have seen a large increase in the number of student applicants. We are providing this extra class to help address the shortage of MICTs in south-central Kansas, and to provide a class schedule that is more convenient for the working adult. We feel that our actions will help alleviate the MICT shortage issue.”
In January 2007, Cowley plans to offer the daytime class in Winfield and move the evening class to another campus site outside of Winfield.
In January 2006, the daytime class will maintain its current schedule. During the didactic sessions of the MICT program (spring semester), students should expect to meet four times a week on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and from 1-5 p.m. Thursdays. Clinicals will occur during the summer, while the field internship will be conducted during the fall. The last two weeks of the class will be spent in the classroom preparing for the National Registry examination.
Like the daytime class, the evening class also will start in January. The first two semesters will be spent in the classroom, where students meet two to three times a week. During the fall semester, students will complete the clinical portion of the program. Field internships will be conducted in the spring semester and should end in May. The last two to three weeks of the class will be spent in the classroom preparing for the National Registry examination.