EB71 Emergency Medical Responder (EMR), Technical Certificate of Credit

Offered at the Fayette COI Site 

Program Entrance Term: Fall, Spring
Minimum Length of Program: 1 term
Minimum Credit Hours for Graduation: 11

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.

Admission Requirements

  • Submit completed application and application fee
  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • High school diploma or GED are NOT required

Approximate additional costs other than tuition, fees, and textbooks

NREMT Cognitive Exam


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.

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.

Contact Us

James Anderson, M.S., Program Coordinator
Email: james.anderson@sctech.edu
Phone: 770.2412.4595


Program Courses


ALHS 1011Structure and Function of the Human Body


ALHS 1090Medical Terminology for Allied Health Sciences


EMSP 1010Emergency Medical Responder


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. Students who have successfully completed the EMR certificate program and are nationally registered may receive advanced placement in the EMSP diploma by exempting EMSP 1110.

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