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Victoria College is the first college to receive a new piece of technology that is taking learning to a whole new level. 
It takes hard work and dedication to be in the Victoria College EMS Program. For student Brandon Richards, he  first knew he wanted to help people while serving in the military.
I wanted to help the people I was around in the different countries I was in. that ultimately changed me inside to want to help everyone around me and I believe its very important to help everyone around you. that's how you change the world," said VC Paramedic Student Brandon Richards. 
This program gives students essential hands on learning experience.
"We get to do IV's on each other, we get to take blood on each other, and other different things,  " said Paramedic student Christine Brown. 
A new addition to the program is engaging students in a fun way.
 An addition that is the first to be used by any college in Texas.
"The Johnson foundation helped us out with the virtual education system so its a virtual reality that immerses them with a  patient that they have to asses and treat in a certain amount of time," said EMS Coordinator Christine Brown. 
EMS Coordinator Susie Jechow says this program is primarily taken by millennials, and found a way to make learning accessible in this age of technology.

"They grew up with video games and on their phones. That's why I really researched. How do millennials learn? Do they learn by watching PowerPoints? No, they don't. They want to be hands on, they want to be immersed in it as virtual as you can get to a live simulation," said Jechow. 
This simulator brings the student in a reality where scenarios are created to treat different injuries.
"They put it everything they know from drug dosages, to when to apply oxygen, to how to position your patient, to what questions to ask.  That all falls into place much quicker," said Jechow. 
In a program surrounded by clinics and books, this new simulator takes learning to another level. 

"They all say the same things, its like your trudging along memorizing and all of a sudden one day a light bulb goes off and everything you learned comes together and you're like I get it, " said Jechow. 
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