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DOBSON — Surry Community College will soon celebrate the achievements of three groups of graduates including paramedics, nurses and law enforcement students.

The Basic Law Enforcement Training Graduation is scheduled for Sunday at 3 p.m. in the Shelton-Badgett North Carolina Center for Viticulture & Enology on the SCC campus in Dobson.

According to information from the office, Surry’s BLET curriculum is designed to provide students with the necessary knowledge and essential skills to function as certified law enforcement officers with state, county, and municipal agencies, or private enterprise. SCC is accredited to offer BLET and other Commission Mandated Training as approved by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards and the North Carolina Sheriffs’ Education and Trainings Standard Commission. More information on this program may be obtained by contacting, Ron Hill at (336) 386-3292 or hill2@surry.edu.

The Paramedic Pinning Ceremony is slated to take place Dec. 21 at 10 a.m. in the Shelton-Badgett North Carolina Center for Viticulture & Enology on the SCC campus in Dobson.

College officials indicated the EMT or Paramedic course at SCC is designed to develop knowledge and skills for the advanced emergency care of ill or injured persons. The course follows the National Department of Transportation Guidelines and is approved by the North Carolina Office of Emergency Medical Services. Interested persons may obtain more information more about this program by contacting Kirk Killon at (336) 386-3431 or killonk@surry.edu.

The Nursing Pinning and Graduation Ceremony will be held Dec. 19 at 7 p.m. at Temple Baptist Church in Mount Airy for students completing the LPN or Licensed Practical Nurse program at Surry.

Surry’s nursing program graduates are trained to provide nursing care to clients at different points in a patient’s lifetime in a variety of settings. The LPN is a one-year program which prepares students for careers as licensed practical nurses. Students can also choose to complete the ADN or Associate Degree in Nursing, which is a two-year program enabling students to sit for the examination leading to licensure as a registered nurse. More information about this program may be obtained by contacting Yvonne Johnson at 386-3368 or emailing to johnsony@surry.edu.

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