Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) (Certificate)

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 pre-hospital, industrial, and first responder settings. It is NOT designed to prepare students to serve as licensed personnel on an ambulance. It will meet requirements for those individuals who must be certified in CPR for health care providers and basic first aid. After successful completion of a SOEMST approved EMR program, the graduate may take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians EMR certification examination. Criminal background checks and drug screens are required by licensing agencies and clinical affiliates.

Program Details

  • Major Code: EB71
  • Award Level: Technical Certificate of Credit
  • Location: Griffin and Flint River Campus
  • Program Entrance Term: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Minimum Length of Program: 1 Term
  • Minimum Credit Hours for Graduation: 11

Admission Requirements

  • Submit completed application and application fee
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Submit official high school transcript or GED transcript with test scores and ALL post-secondary transcripts in an official sealed envelope
  • Meet assessment requirements

Public Safety Employment Awareness Statement
A criminal history will not hinder a student from receiving a certificate, diploma, or degree in a Public Safety program from Southern Crescent Technical College; however, a student with a criminal background may be denied employment in the public safety field.

Note: This program is available to high school students. However, it is open to adult students who have an interest in medical first response. These may include but not be limited to law enforcement and fire department employees, safety officers in industrial plants, school and pre-school teachers and administrative staff and others.

Grading Standards

All courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.  The grading scale established by TCSG is as follows:

A = 90 to 100

B = 80 to 89.99

C = 70 to 79.99

D = 60 to 69.99

F = less than 60

Grade averages are not rounded up.

Readmission Policy
There is no readmission policy for this program.

The following is a suggested path to complete this program in a timely manner. An individual’s path to completion may be different based on institutional and personal factors affecting his/her academic progress.

Note: While all courses are offered, they may vary by term and campus. See the program advisor for any questions.

TermCourseTitleCredits
First Term
ALHS 1011A&P5
ALHS 1090Med Term2
EMSP 1010EMR4

Note: This program is available to high school students. However, it is open to adult students who have an interest in medical first response. These may include but not be limited to law enforcement and fire department employees, safety officers in industrial plants, school and pre-school teachers and administrative staff and others.

All courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.

Emergency Medical Responder

Program Faculty

Director/Instructor
Lynette McCullough
lynette.mcullough@sctech.edu
770-229-3488
Griffin Campus
Medical Building Room 313

Clinical Coordinator/Instructor
James Anderson
james.anderson@sctech.edu
770-412-4595
Griffin Campus
Medical Building 113

Instructor
Donald Bartlett
donald.bartlett@sctech.edu
706-646-6384
Flint Campus
Room D617

Career and Academic Planning

Lori Pitts
Career Advisor
lori.pitts@sctech.edu
770-467-4489
Griffin Campus
Room 107

Bridgette Worst
Career Advisor
bridgette.worst@sctech.edu
770-412-5706
Flint Campus
Room 250A