Enhancing Emergency Medical Training in the Pacific Northwest: Columbia Gorge Community College Partners with The National Center for Outdoor Adventure Education to Provide Intensive EMT Training Program

The Dalles, Oregon, 9/8/2023. Columbia Gorge Community College (CGCC), with locations in The Dalles and Hood River, Oregon, announced today a partnership with a worldwide leader in outdoor education and urban and wilderness medicine training, the National Center for Outdoor & Adventure Education (NCOAE).

This is one of the newest partnerships developed by CGCC to provide high-quality education beyond the walls of traditional classrooms. It will provide the delivery of NCOAE’s groundbreaking 21-day intensive EMT training course in the Pacific Northwest. The inaugural course delivered under the agreement—a hybrid program comprised of 10 days of virtual instructor-led training and eleven days of hands-on, practical skills training—is now concluding in Tygh Valley in Wasco County, Oregon.

“The announcement of this partnership strengthens our leadership and accelerates our growth,” said Zac Adair, co-founder and executive director of NCOAE. “We are proud to have successfully navigated the process of qualifying our training for delivery in the State of Oregon and now look forward to helping people coast to coast prepare for and pass their National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) exam.”