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Program Overview

This course is designed to train individuals with the knowledge and skills to operate ambulances throughout the state. Students are instructed in Basic Life Support skills including the use of AED to assist Emergency Medical technicians in the field.

This is an entry-level course for state certification. This course must follow the guidelines established by the NC Office of EMS. The curriculum for the MR educational program shall be the 1995 United States Department of Transportation (US DOT) National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) First Responder Course: National Standard Curriculum.

Employment Opportunities:

Upon completion of this course, individuals will be able to volunteer with a fire department or rescue squad to assist with medical calls.

Instructional Format: Face-to-face class meetings to include lecture, demonstration and hands-on practice and simulation of scenarios.

Prerequisites: High school diploma or general education development (GED); or successful completion of the T.A.B.E. assessment exam for basic reading comprehension skills. This test will be scheduled and given during course orientation.

Program Contacts:

Vickie Ramey

Director - EMS Programs / Director CPS Center

Workforce Certificate Courses

Medical Responder

EMS-4100 Medical Responder

Total credits needed to graduate: 72 Hours

Learning Outcomes

Emergency Medical Responder students will:

  • Develop skills in patient assessment
  • Acquire knowledge of patient vital signs
  • Develop skills in airway management and CPR
  • Learn splinting and hemorrhage control

Program Costs

Cost: $183 plus associated books, tools, and supplies

Virginia residents pay the same tuition rate as in-state students.

Many grant and scholarship opportunities are available as well. Please complete the WTCE Scholarship and Financial Aid Form and a counselor will review your information to see if you are eligible for assistance.

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