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Nursing, criminal justice among top on West Campus

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In 1967, the Amarillo College West Campus started out as a school for vocational arts. Since then, many renovations have been made to the campus and other courses of study have been added, making the campus home to more than 18 programs. Read more [...]

[AC] Continuing Healthcare Showcase

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image002Continuing Healthcare Showcase

Learn how to get started in:

–          CNA (Certified Nurse’s Assistant)
–          Medication Aide
–          Phlebotomy Tech
–          EKG/Telemetry Monitor Tech
–          Massage Therapy
–          Health Unit Coordinator

For Spring Registration
Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at 10 a.m.

All showcases will be held at:

Amarillo College West Campus
Building A, Room 109
6222 W. 9th Avenue
Amarillo, Texas

Discover valuable information about each career, Q&A with instructors, experience hands-on demonstrations and learn what you need to do to get started quickly! For more info or to save your spot, call Will Ratliff, at 806.354.6085 or email will.ratliff@actx.edu.

[AC] Continuing Healthcare Showcase

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image002Continuing Healthcare Showcase

Learn how to get started in:

–          CNA (Certified Nurse’s Assistant)
–          Medication Aide
–          Phlebotomy Tech
–          EKG/Telemetry Monitor Tech
–          Massage Therapy
–          Health Unit Coordinator

For Spring Registration
Tuesday, November  19, 2013 at 3 p.m.
Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at 10 a.m.

All showcases will be held at:

Amarillo College West Campus
Building A, Room 109
6222 W. 9th Avenue
Amarillo, Texas

Discover valuable information about each career, Q&A with instructors, experience hands-on demonstrations and learn what you need to do to get started quickly! For more info or to save your spot, call Will Ratliff, at 806.354.6085 or email will.ratliff@actx.edu.

[AC] Dental Assisting fundraiser

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The Dental Assisting club will host a breakfast bake sale from 7:45 to 9:15 a.m. (or sell out). The sale will be held Nov. 14 at the clock tower on the Washington Street Campus and in Jones Hall Atrium on the West Campus.

Emergency Medical Services: New accreditation brings more prestige

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If someone is looking for a career in the emergency medical field, Amarillo College is the place to go; in fact, it is the only place in the Texas Panhandle that is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs. The CAAHEP is recognized by 47 states as the authority on various medical certifications. “AC has been involved in EMS education since the industry was developed almost 37 years ago,” said Doug Adcock, an assistant professor. In 1984, the paramedicine technology department was created. The program has continued to change along with the curriculum over the years and now is called the department of emergency medical services professions. Adcock said the modern-day ambulance basically is a mobile intensive care unit. Each semester, AC’s EMSP program conducts classes both on and off the West Campus. The students perform clinical rotations and field internships at various Amarillo area hospitals and advanced life support/mobile intensive care unit ambulance services. The facilities expose the student to the latest, cutting edge pre-hospital medical experience and allow the students to work under the direct supervision of some of the finest medical and allied health professionals in the country. “I would like to be a cardiologist one day, and this is a good place to start,” said paramedic major Pedro Serrano. When the rules that govern the paramedic profession were on the verge of change, the faculty in the EMSP program decided they needed to take action. On Jan. 24, the EMSP program became accredited by the CAAHEP. “Having the CAAHEP accreditation recognizes that our program measures up to the national standard for EMS education,” said Associate Professor Paul Whitfield. Whitfield said the accreditation process involved an extraordinary amount of data collection and documentation. Although AC’s EMSP program always has had high standards, a few minor changes have been made as a Read more [...]

The history of AC: One building at a time – Jones Hall

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The creation of Steven W. Jones Hall on Amarillo College’s West Campus resulted from the need for improved nursing and health care facilities for AC students to serve ever-growing community needs. Not one of AC’s oldest buildings, Jones Hall was part of a major 2007 bond election costing area taxpayers $68 million. The bond election funded two new buildings, a parking lot and renovations to some existing buildings. Dr. Steven W. Jones, AC’s 12th president, proposed the bond election. The board of regents dedicated Jones Hall to him for contributing to AC’s growth. Jones Hall houses the nursing and dental health centers and has an additional 60,000 gross square feet. Its interior includes simulation labs, practice labs, the dental hygiene program, a dental assistant teaching lab and sterilization rooms. Reception areas for patients, student lockers and student gathering areas lay among all the high-tech equipment and laboratories. The building’s interior and hallways look like an actual hospital room or doctor’s office, replicating a professional and sterile environment. The linoleum floor holds a simple design, and the walls have a soft tan color. Seats surround the waiting areas that provide open areas to study or socialize. Besides Jones Hall, the 2007 bond election paid for the science laboratory building adjacent to Warren Hall on AC’s Washington Campus and the parking lot between Harrison and Van Buren Street. Renovations included the allied health building, Warren Hall and building B on the West Campus. Upgrades improved the Byrd Business Building/Parcells Hall and on the East Campus, an industrial center and an auto body addition. Before his presidency, Jones actively supported community colleges. Among his positions, he served as vice chairman on the board of directors of the American Association of Community Colleges. He served on the board of the Ford Foundation Rural Community College Initiative and the Read more [...]
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