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EMT Class to Be Offered on Niswonger Campus
July 10, 2019

The emergency medical technician (EMT) course will be offered at Walters State’s Niswonger Campus in Greeneville this fall.
The class meets from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays. Those who complete the class will earn a technical certificate and be eligible to sit for the national licensure exam. This course is also the first step to becoming a licensed paramedic through Walters State. 
“We have a great new classroom that we are eager to use, and we have an abundance of EMT jobs available everywhere in East Tennessee, including Greene and surrounding counties,” said Cindy Turnmire, director of the EMT program and an instructor at Walters State. 
Students in the EMT program may be eligible for funding programs including Pell grants, veterans G.I. Bill benefits, Tennessee Promise, Tennessee Reconnect, Tennessee Hope Lottery Scholarships and many other forms of financial aid.

“This is a great time to become an EMT or a paramedic. It’s a fast-paced career and it’s in demand. In this field, you make a difference in someone’s life every day,” Turnmire said.

“Each level of education increases your earning potential and your chance for advancement. If you are already an emergency medical responder, you receive credit for what you already know.”

For information on the EMT program or the new class at the Niswonger Campus, contact Turnmire at 423-585-2678 or 

In the pictures: Walters State’s Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) students learn both in the classroom and in real-life scenarios. In the above photo, current EMTs in the paramedic program evacuate in injured camper during a training exercise. The college will offer an EMT course at its Niswonger Campus in the fall.