All students who participated in the 2020 cohort successfully passed the PVCC EMT program. The next cohort will begin August 2021. Due to heightened demand, the program is expanding to include an additional cohort starting in January 2022. The Paramedicine program successfully passed their regular State audit with zero citations. The fall program has been redesigned to include a completely new curriculum with an emphasis on the inclusion of technology. Students will have their hard books but will also be getting iPads with e-books preloaded on it, as well as, all the software and programs we will be using throughout their courses.
Additionally, PVCC has hired a new full-time residential faculty member, Andrew Johnston. He offers a plethora of experience in Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and EMS education. Andrew has taught EMS education for the last ten years with a mission of helping students achieve their career goals. As a Paramedic with a passion to give back to the next generation of EMS responders, Andrew first got involved in teaching as an EMT skills instructor and American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) Instructor. His involvement continued into directing EMT and Paramedic programs to national certification exam pass rates above State and National averages. He holds instructor certifications from the National Association of EMS Educators, American Heart Association, American Red Cross, and National Association of EMTs.
Andrew lives in Tempe with his wife and four children. When not teaching, he enjoys studying psychology and personal development, reading, traveling, and woodworking.