Friday, July 19, 2013

Eastern Florida Grants First Certifications to 911 Operators

COCOA, Florida - The first students to graduate from Eastern Florida State College – formerly Brevard Community College – are also the first of first responders. 

14 students earned certifications from the college’s 911 Public Safety Telecommunications program during a ceremony at the Simpkins Fine Arts Center on the Cocoa Campus on July 15.
“It’s extremely gratifying that Eastern Florida’s first graduates will protect and serve the community,” said college president Dr. Jim Richey.  “It reflects the college’s own mission of community service, and I commend them and the program’s faculty and staff. The graduates are meeting an important need.”

Several of these graduates have already been hired by Titusville, Cocoa, and Port Canaveral police departments, according to EFSC.
Eastern Florida officially began on July 1 and offers 20 new four-year, two-year and certificate programs. Students can still earn the traditional BCC Associates of Arts degrees and many other certifications.

According to Suzanne Sparling of EFSC communications, “The college’s first two Bachelor Degree programs in general business administration and health care administration begin in August.
“Another eight Bachelor Degree tracks in business, health care, and information technologies are scheduled for launch in August 2014.”




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