Jackson State Community College’s healthcare programs have donated hundreds of face masks and other Personal Protective Equipment to West Tennessee Healthcare during this time of national crisis. The college’s Respiratory Care program has signed a memorandum of understanding with WTH that the program’s ventilators may be used should the demand grow beyond the inventory on hand by the organization.
“These are challenging times that require extraordinary efforts by everyone in the community,” said Cathy Garner, Respiratory Care program director. “It has been great to see Jackson State answer the calls for assistance during this crisis. We are confident that the same would be done for us in a time of need.”
Jackson State Community College moved all of its classes to an online format over the spring semester and most of the classes will remain online throughout the summer term. The campus has been closed to the general public and is only accessible to key and essential personnel. The latest updates about changes to the status and schedules of the college can be found on the COVID-19 Update page at www.jscc.edu/covid.
Due to the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on academic schedules, the division of Health Sciences announced that the application deadlines for admission to the fall term for all of its programs have been extended to July 1. The fall semester will begin on August 24.
The programs in the Health Sciences division include:
- Medical Laboratory Technician
- Occupational Therapy Assistant
- Physical Therapist Assistant
- Radiologic Technology
- Respiratory Care
To learn more about these programs and other healthcare opportunities offered through the Health Sciences division, visit www.jscc.edu/healthsciences. Information and applications for each program can be found in the menu on the left-hand side of the page.
Longtime Spanish professor Mary Frances Wadley was named a finalist in TBR’s second annual Statewide Outstanding Achievement Awards (SOAR). Wadley was one of four finalists in the faculty category for all community colleges in Tennessee. The winners were announced yesterday during the Board of Regents meeting.