2022-2023 Catalog

Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) (EB71) Certificate

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Program Description:

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 prehospital, industrial and first responder settings. After successful completion of a SOEMST approved EMR program the graduate may apply to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians EMR certification examination.

Entrance Date:

Fall Semester, and as needed

Entrance Requirements:

Age: Minimum of 16 years of age

Education Requirement: High School diploma or GED® is not required to enter or graduate from the program.


  1. Complete EMR program application.

Program Final Exit point:

Graduates will be awarded a certificate after the completion of all required courses.

Required Courses (11 Credit Hours)

ALHS 1011Structure and Function of the Human Body


ALHS 1090Medical Terminology for Allied Health Sciences


EMSP 1010Emergency Medical Responder


Total Credit Hours: 11 Minimum Credit Hours for Graduation