HAMLET — In an effort to advertise collaboration over competitors, Richmond Group School is partnering with Gaston School to make accessible its new 911 telecommunications program to extra college students throughout the state of North Carolina.Dr. Dale McInnis, president of RichmondCC, and Dr. John Hauser, president of Gaston School, signed an settlement on Monday that will enable Gaston School college students to enroll within the on-line program and full an affiliate diploma in 911 Communications and Operations.
The diploma program offers a pathway for people who’re inquisitive about beginning a profession on this discipline, in addition to offering expertise enhancement for these already working as 911 telecommunicators. This system, which can open this fall semester, is exclusive to RichmondCC, as it’s not at present supplied wherever else in North Carolina.
“It’s an honor to associate with Gaston School as we increase our new 911 Communications and Operations program. I recognize the belief positioned in us by President Hauser and Dr. Woodson to supply their college students a pathway to an amazing profession as telecommunicator,” mentioned Dr. Dale McInnis. “Our college students, communities and employers all profit after we construct on our respective strengths and collaborate.”
Gaston School college students will full a majority of the core programs and the work-based studying portion of this system via RichmondCC, whereas finishing different common schooling necessities at Gaston.
“It is a distinctive step for Gaston School as Richmond Group School is definitely the primary faculty to supply a 911 Communications and Operations curriculum in North Carolina. I do know our college students will profit drastically from the data and insights gained whereas taking these programs,” mentioned Dr. John Hauser, Gaston School president.
RichmondCC has labored intently with the N.C. 911 Board and the N.C. Division of Data Expertise to develop this system.
Gaston School is one among North Carolina’s 58 group faculties. It serves Gaston County and Lincoln County with three campuses positioned in Dallas, Belmont and Lincolnton. Gaston enrolls over 5,000 college students in curriculum applications and about 16,000 college students in persevering with teaching programs.
Gaston School is the second group faculty in North Carolina to associate with RichmondCC to supply the 911 telecommunications diploma to its college students. In Could, Bladen Group School additionally signed an settlement with RichmondCC to supply a pathway to this new on-line diploma program.
RichmondCC is now registering college students for the 2023 Fall Semester. College students can apply totally free on-line at www.richmondcc.edu/admissions. Fall lessons start Aug. 16. For extra data, name RichmondCC at (910) 410-1700. For extra details about Gaston School, go to www.gaston.edu.