Workforce Certificate, On Campus
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.
Instructional Format: Face-to-face class meetings to include lecture, demonstration and hands-on practice and simulation of scenarios.
Prerequisites must be successfully completed prior to the first day of class:
The following prerequisite will be administered at the course center during orientation.
EMR Classes are scheduled when interest is sufficiently high enough to provide the course.
EMRs may further their healthcare provider education into
After EMT, students may continue into
Upon completion of this course, individuals will be able to volunteer with a fire department or rescue squad to assist with medical calls.
Total credits needed to graduate: 96 Hours
Emergency Medical Responder students will:
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Tuition for EMS courses is waived for members of NC Lifesaving organizations (i.e., Fire Department, Rescue Squad, EMS, Law Enforcement). Financial assistance for tuition, fees and/or books is available through the Surry Skill-up grant.
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