Thursday, April 17. 2014
Tuesday, April 15. 2014
Just in case you are not aware or have missed this information, we
want to remind you that emails can take up to 7 to 10 days for us to
reply in high volume periods. Most of our faculty and staff attempts to
turn email replies around much faster than that and usually can within 2
or 3 business days. However, there are times where it can take longer.
If you email and have not received a response within a week to 10 days,
try again. It could have gone to internet heaven and your intended
recipient may never even have gotten it. If that doesn't work or the
issue is more emergent, email firstname.lastname@example.org
and let Jane know when you emailed, how many times you emailed, what
email address exactly you emailed and be prepared to forward the emails
from your sent box in your email if she requests it to investigate. If
you still aren't getting a response, it COULD be that your email has
been blocked. There are many hijackers out there taking over emails and
using them to send spam and if that happens to you and you don't get
your password changed quickly enough, other email clients including ours
will block your emails. So then call 325/480-2617, option 1 and leave a
message about the problem and a return phone number.
our offices and don't get someone to pick up the phone, it means we are
not in or are already on the phone (which is the case in most
instances). If you don't leave a voicemail with your message and a
phone number, we will not call or email you back. If we can email you
instead of calling depending on the subject, that is what we will do.
Please understand our office staff field HUNDREDS of emails and phone
calls a day. Things take time including returning phone calls, and you
may not get a return call or email the same day you called. We also do
not answer the phones after hours or on weekends. Thank you.
REQUIRED WEEKLY READING OF THE COURSE STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS PAGE(S):
Students are given a link to the course Student Announcements Pages in the attachment to the Course Access email they receive following successful enrollment. Students are required to read ALL pages of these Announcements and are required to check again for any new posts (usually on page 1) each week. Students will be held responsible for this information even if the student failed to follow these instructions. Current issues, issues that need more clarification or have to be added, new policies, RSVP for skills reminders and other things are posted regularly on these pages. RICHARD ADAMS
We no longer are using FISDAP for skills tracking or clinical tracking. We are using Platinum Planner. After you RSVP for your Exit Session and the RSVP deadline has been passed, you should receive a lock and confirmation email and information for setting up Platinum within the next 2 or 3 days. (If you are a prior EMT or Paramedic who is exempt from rotations, you should receive the lock email but not the Platinum setup email.) Within 2 or 3 days after that, you should receive site instructions from your skills site. If you do not receive these emails within 2 or 3 business days as described in this message, please email email@example.com and let us know.
Also, remember, you MUST have taken and passed final exam to make arrangements for your Exit Session. We do not make those arrangements or accept RSVP's until after you have taken and passed your final exam as is otherwise posted on these pages. We also do not and have not every guarantee to anyone that a specific skills site will be available when you are ready to move to that phase. All sessions are posted on the Events Calendar with RSVP reminders posted on these pages.
We also cannot and will not guarantee clinical or field sites will be specifically available at the time you are ready for them. These are dynamic and change frequently with additions and deletions. While PERCOM holds agreements with well over 100 sites nationwide, sometimes sites cancel their contracts for their own reasons or choose not to renew. This is typically due to student volume from traditional schools or other issues that are totally beyond PERCOM's control. Also, we have no control over state rules or policies for Texas or any other state and cannot allow students to break existing or new rules passed, which sometimes can affect the ability for students to rotate in those states. PERCOM is not liable for these changes, and refunds will NOT be granted because your state changes the rules while you are in the program and makes those rule changes effective immediately, thereby impacting you. PERCOM staff and faculty continue to strive to do their best for you and make things available for you to meet your needs as much as possible but cannot be help responsible for issues totally outside of their control caused by clinical or field sites or state rules and policies.
Thursday, March 27. 2014
fact that PERCOM has a new secretary who is still attempting to learn
the ropes, some course completions have been inadvertently delayed. If
you have been waiting on a course completion certificate for over 2
weeks and have not received on in your email, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and let her know so she can get this corrected for you.
Friday, March 14. 2014
Thursday, March 6. 2014
Saturday, February 8. 2014
Tuesday, February 4. 2014
Monday, January 13. 2014
ONCE AGAIN I HAVE REVIEWED THE MOST RECENT FINAL EXAMS TAKEN AND HAVE DONE A GRAPH WHICH SHOWS THE TOPIC AREAS MISSED ON THESE EXAMS. IF YOU LOOK BACK ON THE ANNOUNCEMENT PAGE TO NOVEMBER 7, 2013, YOU WILL SEE A GRAPH OF TOPICS MISSED AT THAT TIME. DO YOU SEE ANY SIMILARITIES? RICHARD ADAMS
Saturday, December 14. 2013
I was just browsing the internet and came across this website. Knowing that you have a Behavioral Emergency homework paper, I thought I would post the website for your review. I do want you to remember that the opinions in this article are strictly those of the authors. This should not be the only reference source for your homework but will be a good beginning. Hope you enjoy it. The website is:
Tuesday, November 19. 2013
A thorough review of the final exams taken by the EMT-Basic students
shows that the following topics are missed most frequently. Please concentrate on these areas more thoroughly prior to
taking the final exam and/or the National Registry Exam to help improve your chances of a successful outcome.
Tuesday, November 12. 2013
Sunday, October 27. 2013
Recently we have been having a problem with people using more than one name during their participation in PERCOM courses. A student registered using one name, contacted Mr. Gandy using another name on the chat session, and was listed under another name in the course grade book. This will not work. You will possible not get credit for work accomplished or important e-mails if you do not use just ONE name. We also have the same problem when a female is registered with one name, gets married and starts using another name, without out notifying PERCOM. Please keep us up to date with your true name and do not vacillate back and forth between names. RICHARD ADAMS