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Every Second Counts: IAC Approved LCOOU’s Request for Emergency Medical Technician Certificate


Press Release

Gloves on, LCOOU! On April 30, 2024, the Institutional Actions Council (IAC) of the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) approved the University’s request to offer a seven-credit Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Certificate. The IAC will publicize the action on the HLC website in 30 days.

“Beginning this fall, we will be offering the EMT course at multiple convenient locations including Red Cliff, Hayward, and Gordon. We are excited to bring this opportunity to our rural communities where emergency medical service providers are greatly needed. We look forward to partnering with our communities to save lives,” Jamie Gohde, nursing program director, said.

President Russell Swagger agreed, adding, “This is yet another accomplishment this year that goes to show how mission-oriented we are. We are built from the Anishinaabe people to serve the Anishinaabe people and their needs. This process started from noticing a shortage in EMTs. Since then, we have been working hard to alleviate that shortage. And today we can celebrate this milestone, one among many to come, together. Miigwech to those who help us. Miigwech to those who believe.”

About Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe University

The Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe University’s mission is to provide Anishinaabe communities with post-secondary and continuing education while advancing the language, culture, and history of the Ojibwe.


Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe University (LCOOU) is a non-profit Ojibwe tribal college. We are an open-door institution that is proud to serve American Indian students. LCOOU welcomes non-native students and celebrates a diverse student population at all of our locations.


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1 comentário

Tutitu Rechanic
Tutitu Rechanic
03 de jun.

Our rural towns are in dire need of emergency medical service professionals, so we are thrilled to offer this chance to baseball 9

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