I mean criminal justice, we work with all the law enforcement agencies in the top 26 counties, and we have instructors from all of those agencies. And then we have them come in for job fairs or to promote their agencies before the students finish. So that hopefully by the time the student leaves, they either have a job already or very close to that.
What we do here at the paramedic program, we start people who maybe are getting into healthcare for the first time. And we take them all the way to the paramedic level if that's what they want.
Recently, the college evaluated how programs were and a really great opportunity arose in the First Responders Academy. So what they done is they took our program out of the healthcare community and put it under the public service community. And that linked us with police and fire.
And the tremendous thing about that is, even though police and fire and paramedics don't do the same job, we are on the same scenes all the time. And in those networks, and those relationships make that go a lot smoother, we learn how to operate with other agencies. It's a tremendous thing. And we're really blessed that the college is able to do that.
The legal clinic was birthed in 2016. And we wanted our students in the Legal Studies program to have service learning, we wanted them to have the hands-on experience, while at the same time assisting the community with legal issues that they may face. I believe a servant's heart is extremely important. It's the intrinsic reward that you're going to get from helping others and so I want my students to understand how to interact and have empathy for the clientele that we work with.
If you don't want to help people, then this is absolutely the wrong business to be in because that's all we do. We do get to help people in their greatest time of need. Sometimes the results aren't what everybody wants, but we're not in charge of that. A servant's heart is really big.
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