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SCC Offering Emergency Medical Responder in Spring


Surry Community College is offering an Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) class beginning in March.

The class will start on Monday, March 13, and will run through Wednesday, May 31, 2023. Classes will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6 to 10 p.m. The class will meet at the Center for Public Safety, 1220 State St., Mount Airy.

A mandatory orientation will be held for this class on Wednesday, Feb. 15, at 6 p.m. at the Center for Public Safety. Those interested can pre-register at

This course is a 100-hour traditional EMR course intended for those who want to be First Responders in local agencies. Students will learn the basics of emergency medical care from life-threatening medical conditions to major traumatic injuries. This course includes American Heart Association's BLS/CPR certification, logistical operations of EMS, and basic anatomy/physiology. Students will finish with a foundation and the abilities of providing the basics of emergency healthcare.

Pre-requisites include a high school diploma or high school equivalency diploma or successful completion of the CASAS assessment exam for basic reading and comprehension skills at the 10th-grade level. This test will be scheduled and given during course orientation.

For more information about SCC’s Emergency Medical Responder program, contact Kenneth Vaught at (336) 386-3633 or The tuition is $183, plus associated books, tools and supplies. Students affiliated with a life-saving organization are eligible for a tuition waiver.

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