Nursing one of many options on West Campus

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February 8, 2012

BY Tashana Hughes| Ranger Reporter

AMARILLO COLLEGE’S West Campus offers a variety of programs such as licensed vocational nurse, associate degree nursing, dental hygiene, emergency medical services, surgical technology and criminal justice.

The Student Nurses Association is an integral part of the AC nursing department, according to It is a program guided by faculty advisers but driven by students.

SNA is designed to provide students with an opportunity to get involved in activities that support and complement their academic experiences.

West Campus also is home to AC’s criminal justice department and police and fire academies.

Students can pursue a law enforcement certificate as well as an associate degree in law enforcement, which is designed to transfer to a four-year university, through the criminal justice program.

“We train for law enforcement for the top 26 counties in the Panhandle,” said Toni Gray, director of criminal justice programs.

Training is provided for individuals who are court-ordered to take certain classes, such as the driving while intoxicated repeat offender program, alcohol education for minors, anger management and defensive driving online or on-campus.

The programs are offered to the general public as well.

Continuing education also is offered on the West Campus.

“We register about 6,500 to 7,000 continuing education students a semester,” Gray said.

For more information about the programs and others being offered on the West Campus, call the college’s general number at 371-5000.

Gray can be reached at 354-6083 for information on the criminal justice programs.

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