Emergency Medical Responder is the entry-level course in the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) program. This 45-hour course provides the student with the necessary skills and knowledge to identify and treat life-threatening emergencies, wounds and fractures, medical and environmental emergencies, and patient access and handling. This course utilizes a combination of classroom lectures and skill practice. An additional 6 hours is required to complete the psychomotor and cognitive examinations required for certification. Upon successful completion of the course, students will be eligible to test for EMS certification through the National Registry of EMT’s.
Entrance Requirements for EMR:
- Must be at least 17 years of age at the time of enrollment.
- Must be able to speak, write, and read English proficiently.
- Must be physically and emotionally capable of performing all functions and skills of an EMT.
- Must possess maturity of judgment and sound moral character.
- Must provide documentation of current certification in BLS for Healthcare Providers.
Note: A criminal background check and adult/dependent abuse checks will be required. Drug testing may also be required by individual agencies. Results of these checks will be used by contracted clinical facilities to determine clinical eligibility. Costs for background checks will be included in tuition costs. All other costs will be the responsibility of the student.