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Command Spanish will meet each Tuesday and Thursday from 6:00 am - 9:00 pm in the Emerging Technology Center beginning March 22. Its important for emergency personnel to be able to communicate with a person in need, and a language barrier can make that virtually impossible. Workforce Solutions at West Kentucky Community and Technical College (WKCTC) wants to make the process easier by offering this class .

The four-week class (ending April 14) is designed for non-Spanish speaking people who deal with emergency situations including:

  • doctors and nurses
  • fire department personnel
  • police officers
  • paramedics and emergency medical technicians

Students will learn Spanish language commands and phrases that will enable them to assist Spanish-speaking persons in crisis scenarios. Emphasis is placed on concise Spanish to determine the patients chief complaint, extent of injury or nature of illness, as well as explain procedures and treatment. No prior knowledge of Spanish is necessary. The class fee is $130 (book not included). Students can order books for $39.95. WKCTC Workforce Solutions will place order.

Space is limited. Register by calling WKCTC Workforce Solutions at 270-534-3335.