Workforce Certificate, On Campus
The Emergency Medical Responder course is designed to train individuals with the knowledge and skills to operate as
First Responders throughout the state. Students are instructed in Basic Life Support skills including the use of AED
to assist Emergency Medical technicians in the field. Many EMRs work with volunteer agencies and this credential is
a requirement for some paid fire departments and law enforcement agencies.
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 courses are scheduled yearly as follows and is dependent on student interest:
All scheduled EMS courses and dates are subject to change or cancellation.
Find all available EMS courses and Apply as a Candidate at: www.surry.edu/ems-courses
Please visit our Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/surryems
for updates and more information about our Emergency Medical Programs.
If no events are listed, you may email one of the contacts below for additional information.
EMRs may further their healthcare provider education into
After EMT, students may continue into
Total credits needed to graduate: 96 Hours
Emergency Medical Responder students will:
*Prices may vary by vendor.
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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