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January 15, 2008

Cowley starts up MICT program in Andover


With the demand for Mobile Intensive Care Technicians continuing to grow, Cowley College has partnered with Butler Community College to offer an 18-month MICT class in Andover.

The class began Monday and will run through July 2009. The first three semesters will be spent in the classroom where students meet two times a week (Monday and Wednesday, 5-10 p.m.). During the spring semester, students will complete the clinical portion of the program. Field internship will also be conducted in the spring semester and will conclude in June. The last three weeks of the class will be spent in the classroom preparing for the National Registry examination.

Cowley’s Chris Cannon will serve as the lead instructor for the MICT class, which reached full enrollment.
“We are very pleased to be offering this program along with Butler in Andover,” Cannon said. “We are happy to have 21 students enroll and hope to help them reach their goals.”

The partnership had been discussed for the past two years and became a reality thanks to the work of Cannon and Slade Griffiths, Cowley’s Chair for the Allied Health Department.

“Slade and Chris Cannon have done exemplary work getting this partnership put together,” Cowley vice president of academic affairs Sheree Utash said. “We are really excited about expanding our program into Butler County. It’s a great collaborative partnership with another community college where we are serving a need that is greatly needed by their students in that area.”

The MICT program is designed and organized to provide the highest quality education for students who wish to gain the necessary knowledge, skills and attitudes, which lead toward employment as an MICT. Education and training received in this program will prepare students to provide highly skilled advanced life support in the pre-hospital or other health care settings.

Cowley also offers MICT classes at its Allied Health Education Center in Winfield.