Following a two-year process of preparation and thorough examination, Northern Maine Community College has succeeded in earning national reaccreditation for its Emergency Medical Services program.

NMCC officials were notified about the designation by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs. The Commission accredits a variety of health educational programs in order to ensure that instruction is meeting national industry standards.

The accreditation process includes a self-study and an on-site visit by an accreditation team, where it was determined that the college's EMS program met the educational standards and guidelines established by the profession.

NMCC President Timothy Crowley says the process is very thorough. “The accreditation team was meticulous in its examination of the program and we’re very proud of the program’s continued accreditation."

The accreditation is effective for five years and is renewable subject to further review in order to keep the program up to date with national industry standards.

To learn more about the emergency medical service program at NMCC visit nmcc.edu.