The Emergency Medical Responder certificate program prepares students to initiate immediate lifesaving care to critical patients who access the emergency medical system. This individual possesses the basic knowledge and skills necessary to provide lifesaving interventions while awaiting additional EMS response and to assist higher level personnel at the scene and during transport. Emergency Medical Responders function as part of a comprehensive EMS response, under medical oversight. The Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) technical certificate of credit provides students with the opportunity to prepare for entry-level into the emergency medical services professions for possible employment in a variety of pre-hospital, industrial and first responder settings. After successful completion of a SOEMST approved EMR program the graduate may take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians EMR certification examination.
Minimum Program Length: 1 Semester
Estimated Program Cost: $1,500
Entrance RequirementsAdmissions Requirements
- Must be 18 years of age.
- Completion of high school diploma or GED and submission of official transcript required to apply.
- Achievement of minimum program admission scores in Reading, English, and Math.
- Transfer of previous post-secondary credits will be determined by the Registrar.
- Criminal background checks and drug screens may be required based on the requirements for participation in clinical courses.
Student Performance/Graduation Requirements: Students must maintain a 2.0 grade point average and complete all required courses to graduate.
At a Glance
Contact: Terrance Kerney, BAS, NR-P, Acting Program Director
Contact: Harold Walters, NREMT-P
Contact: Desrree Abanzukwe AAS, NREMT-P
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