CBC Alice and HALO-Flight to offer EMT Basic Training Course through partnership

By: Sera F. Quiroga, Communications Staff Writer

Coastal Bend College (CBC), in partnership with HALO-Flight, is offering an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Basic Training Course beginning Wednesday, July 5. The course is being offered at CBC’s Alice location, which is located at 704 Coyote Trail.

Classes for the EMT Basic Training Course is set to take place on Mondays, Wednesday and Thursdays from 6 p.m. until 10:30 p.m. Students who are enrolled in the course will participate in 210 classroom hours, 24 hours of hospital clinical internship and at least 48 hours of observation time in an ambulance.

Prerequisites for entry into the course include a high school diploma/GED and a minimum age of 18 by the end of the course. A criminal background check will also be required of all students enrolled in the course. Additionally, a current American Heart Association (AHA) Healthcare Provider CPR is required prior to the student’s clinical internship.

Interested students who would like to enroll for the course may do so by contacting CBC’s Allied Health Coordinator Susie Gaitan at (361) 354-2549 or via email at mgaitan@coastalbend.edu.

CBC gets set to celebrate National Library Week

By: Sera F. Quiroga, Communications Staff Writer

Coastal Bend College (CBC) is celebrating National Library Week this week at the Beeville, Alice and Kingsville locations. The celebrations will be filled with information as well as a variety of refreshments, while supplies last. The National Library Week festivities include:

  • CBC Beeville- Monday, April 10 at 11 a.m.
  • CBC Kingsville- Tuesday, April 11 at 9 a.m.
  • CBC Alice- Wednesday, April 12 at 2 p.m.

For more information about the National Library Week events at CBC, please feel free to contact CBC Director of Library Services Hong “Anna” Xu at (361) 354-2741 or via email at hxu@coastalbend.edu.

CBC Alice to host free community event on April 13

By: Sera F. Quiroga, Communications Staff Writer

Members from the community and surrounding areas are invited to attend Coastal Bend College’s (CBC) Spring Fest event on Thursday, April 13 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Spring Fest is a free community appreciation event that will feature free games and activities for children of all ages.

A cake walk, ring toss and other interactive activities will be available for children to participate in at Spring Fest. A DJ will be available to keep the crowd entertained throughout the event. In addition, a mariachi performance and dance performance will also take place.

Community partners will be on hand to provide attendees with information regarding their services. The following community partners will be in attendance: Texas Workforce Commission, the Boys & Girls Club of Alice, CBC Nursing Department, Alice Police Department, CBC Welding Club, CBC Science Department, Community Action Corporation of South Texas, Jim Wells County Sherriff’s Department, Coastal Bend Wellness Foundation, Alice Fire Department, Think Design, U. S. Army, O. S. A. R., C3 Car Club and CBC TRIO Talent Search.

Photos that are captured throughout the event can be viewed online, after the event, at www.facebook.com/coastalbendcollege.  For more information about CBC Alice’s Spring Fest event, please contact Maria Ramirez at (361) 664-2981 ext. 3043 or via email at mramirez@coastalbend.edu.

CBC closed for Spring Holiday

By: Sera F. Quiroga, Communications Staff Writer

The Coastal Bend College (CBC) Beeville, Alice, Kingsville and Pleasanton locations will be closed in observance of the spring holiday on Friday, April 14 and Monday, April 17. All CBC locations will reopen for business on Tuesday, April 18 at normal hours of operation.

Registration for the summer and fall semesters is underway at all CBC locations. Students with no holds on their accounts may registers online at www.coastalbend.edu via Campus Connect. For more information about registration, please visit your nearest CBC location.

CBC adds 14 Orange Grove High School students at College Signing Day event

By: Sera F. Quiroga, Communications Staff Writer

Seniors from Orange Grove High School (OGHS) recently participated in a College Signing Day event. The event was hosted on Friday, April 7 and was held in the cafeteria at OGHS.

Family, friends, Coastal Bend College (CBC) staff and OGHS were in attendance to recognize each students’ commitment to pursing a higher education. CBC Recruiter/Advisor Addison Smithwick and CBC Dual Enrollment Specialist Daniel Rea were in attendance to recognize OGHS seniors who will be pursuing a higher education at CBC this fall.

Students from OGHS who participated in College Signing Day and will be attending CBC in the fall include:

Christian Carter

Riley Cummings

Alina Delgado

Monica Esparza

Allison Gonzales

Eddie Gonzales

Hailey Happner

Joseph Heard

David Olivarez

April Porras

Esmeralda Quintana

Joshua Reyes

Cobe Romanos

Jenna Webb

Registration for the summer and fall is underway at all CBC locations. For more information about registration or the academic/workforce programs offered at CBC, please visit www.coastalbend.edu.