Kennebec Valley Community College offers a range of classes and programs at our Rockland satellite site, located at the Mid-Coast School of Technology.
In the Fall of 2021, KVCC is offering courses in the Health Science certificate, Medical Assisting certificate, and the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) certificate programs as part of the Bring College to ME (BCTM) initiative.
The Health Science Certificate prepares graduates for transfer to a two- or four-year health degree program. The certificate program provides students with a learning community as they prepare for transfer to various health programs. The program is structured to encourage career exploration and to provide career guidance as students prepare to apply to health degree programs including Nursing and Allied Health programs such as Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapist, Radiology or Respiratory Therapy.
The Medical Assisting Certificate program is designed to prepare students for employment in physicians’ offices, clinics, and hospitals. The curriculum provides students with current knowledge in both clinical and administrative procedures. The program includes lecture and laboratory experience that is competency-based (hands on learning). During their final semester, students are provided with practical experience in the clinical setting, including rotations in a physician’s office and hospital laboratory.
Advanced Emergency Medical Technician Program. Advanced EMT’s provide basic and limited advanced level emergency care in the out of hospital setting. An AEMT can perform all of the skills and assessments of an EMT and are trained in in intravenous access (IVs), cardiac monitoring, more advanced airway management techniques, and the administration of some additional medications. AEMTs are the first level of advanced life support. The AEMT program utilizes both online learning platforms, classroom lecture, lab sessions, and clinical. AEMT students complete a minimum of 170 clinical hours in both hospitals and on ambulances.
If you are interested in speaking with a College Representative about the admission process or course selection for a upcoming semester, contact Kathy Englehart at (207) 453-5117.
The Maine Community College System’s Bring College to ME (BCTM) program is part of the MCCS’s Rural Initiative, designed to deliver targeted programs in high-skill, high-wage, high demand occupations to rural Maine. Qualified students enrolled in the BCTM program will not be charged tuition, fees, or for textbooks.