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Welcome to Westlink Career Institute - Student Services
This page is designed to inform you about our Student Services at Westlink Career Institute. We refer to our counseling and case management services at Westlink as "Wrap Around Services" because they are designed to strengthen the scaffolding of the student while supporting longevity and life-long learning in their career orientations.
Student Services supports the Allied Health Training student in areas that enhance their personal, professional and academic growth. This combination serves to increase the likelihood of successful career placements.
WESTLINK CAREER INSTITUTE STUDENTS AND STAFF
Westlink Visits the DC Caps Parade
Captain Blanks, Retired DCFD and DC Youth participate in the DC Caps Parade. Captain Blanks has been a Lead instructor with Westlink Career Institute for over 10 years.
Westlink Psycho-Motor Skills Instructor
Ms. Cummings has excellent techniques in training our students at Westlink in Psycho-motor skills. She makes her students comfortable enough to trust the instruction, yet she doesn't play! She will drill them consistently until they have reached the level of competence. Thank you, Ms. Cummings, Westlink Appreciates you!
WESTLINK PROGRESSES OUR STUDENTS AND OUR TRAINING
Alisa Berry, Executive Southern Maryland Hospital
Alisa Berry is an EMT and Paramedic, she is a graduate of Westlink. Ms. Berry is currently employed in the Executive Office at Southern Maryland Hospital. Alisa Berry works with the Board of Directors for Westlink Career Institute. We watch you progress Alisa, you make Westlink proud!
Recertification at Westlink
Many of our students also work in Hospitals and Emergency Rooms upon completion of their training. "Westlink keeps me current with my ACLS/BLS"
Advanced Cardiology Life Support and Basic Life Support We always have our students to return to keep their certifications current.
Westlink EKG/Phlebotomy Training
Westlink Career Institute not only trains EMTs, but we also offer a course in EKG/Phlebotomy. If you are interested in becoming an EKG Technician/Phlebotomist. Ask us about your training!
Fire/EMS Lieutenant Romilus Queen
Westlink Career Institute is fortunate to have Romilus Queen, native Washingtonian as one of our instructors. Romilus Queen was a student at Westlink Career Institute and was recruited by Arlington County Fire Department, where he has served for over 20 years. Mr. Queen's official title is Fire/EMS Lieutenant, ACFD.
Dr. Dasia Merriweather
Of course, we know the Program Director has unlimited duties and responsibilities. But Dr. Merriweather doesn't let that stop her from instructing her students! Her famous quote is "If you follow the road map we have set for you, you will arrive.”
Dr. Merriweather supports the Blended Learning Model (i.e., Cognitive Lecture, Psycho-motor Skills, and On-line Tutorials) at Wesltink.
Alumni Teachers and Public Speakers
Many of our Westlink Alumni are supportive in EMS education. We have students that continue to support Westlink in EMS instruction with respect to occupational training. We also have graduates like Maurice Craig above (2013 Westlink Alumni) who permit time to speak to new classes during orientation. Maurice has been employed with the DCFD since 2013.
Thank you Maurice! We appreciate you!
WESTLINK ALUMNI TESTIMONIES
Aldo Rojas Westlink Alumni Class of 2006
"I have worked odd jobs for years and came to a realization that I’m always going to be looking for work until I actually get myself a career in something I enjoy. Read More
Joe Lisa Jackson Westlink Alumni Class of 2011
"It's going great! I just want to say Thank You Westlink! My career as an EMT started when I completed the EMT Course at Westlink and became Nationally Credentialed. Read More
Shakita Crawford Westlink Alumni Class of 2012
"Thanks to the Dean of Westlink, Dr. Merriweather for my Acceptance Letter in 2012, I completed my course for EMT and obtained my NREMT December 31, 2012. Read More