Air Force awards paramedic training contract to PCC - Tucson News Now

Air Force awards paramedic training contract to PCC

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -  Students at the University of Arizona are not the only ones headed back to class.  Some members of the U.S. Air Force are going to school to become paramedics. 

The U.S. Air Force personnel will be going to school at Pima Community College.  PCC will train up to 260 members of the Air Force. 

According to PCC's Governing Board, they approved a five year contract worth up to $1.8 million for the training.  The Air Force awarded the contract to PCC after conducting a nationwide search for the paramedic training, which will take place at the Public Safety and Emergency Services Institute.  

26 Air Force personnel will go through ten sessions of classes. 

The PCC paramedic program has had more than 600 students have completed the course since 2003.  The program has also had more first responders come through it than any other academy in Southern Arizona.  

Classes for the Air Force students will last about four months and the first class is expected to complete their training in November. 

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