July 30, 2019 - For Immediate Release
The Kiamichi Technology Center (KTC)
Paramedic Class of 2019 recently competed in the International HOSA competition
in Orlando, FL. Health Occupations
Students of America (HOSA) is an organization for health students that
reinforces leadership skills, teamwork, and enables students to stay abreast to
the ever changing world of medicine. HOSA has more than 200,000 members in
approximately 4,100 chartered chapters in 53 state associations,
including American Samoa, China, Canada, Germany, Guam, Italy, Mexico, and
Puerto Rico. Oklahoma has a membership
of over 6,000, including middle school, secondary, postsecondary, collegiate
students; professional members; and alumni members.
mission of HOSA is to enhance the delivery of compassionate, quality health
care by providing opportunities for knowledge, skill, and leadership
development of all health science education students, therefore, helping the
student meet the needs of the health care community.
Wayne Corbitt and Chris Turpin received
first place in the EMT Post-Secondary contest.
The team of Benjamin Webb, Cassidy McFarland, David Schlorer, Cierra
Rosales, Jared Hays, and Hunter Poston were first place winners in
Post-Secondary Public Health.
Pool placed in the Top 10 in Medical Math.
KTC’s Paramedic program broadcasts classes from the Poteau Campus to several
sites across the state.
participates in the Paramedic training at Pioneer Technology Center in Ponca
City while Hunter Poston is at Central Technology Center in Drumright and
Demerie Pool tunes in from Western Technology Center in Elk City.
Instructors for the EMS program are Lisa
Dyer, Michael Highfill, and Becky O’Bar.
Technology Centers has played an integral role in southeastern Oklahoma communities
since 1968, serving ten full and three partial counties. KTC is one of 29
districts in the Oklahoma CareerTech system with more than 30 career programs.
KTC also offers a wide variety of evening and weekend short-term courses as
well as certifications in many diverse career fields. KTC serves nearly 23,000
individuals each year, including many area companies who receive training
through the Business and Industry Services division that works with over 400