2019-2020 College Catalog

Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) TCC

Program Description (Major Code: EB71)

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 prehospital, industrial and first responder settings. After successful completion of a SOEMST approved EMR program the graduate may take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) EMR certification examination. http://www.nremt.org/.

Admissions Requirements

  • Must be 16 years of age
  • Official high school or GED transcript is not required to apply; however, you must complete and provide the official high school or GED transcript as a requirement for graduation. No credential will be awarded until the official transcript is received in the Office of Enrollment Services
  • Achievement of minimum program admission scores in Reading, English, and Math
  • Transfer of previous post-secondary credits will be determined by the Office of Enrollment Services
  • Criminal background checks and drug screens will be required based on the requirements for participation in clinical courses, certification examinations or licensing procedures.

Student Performance/Graduation Requirements: Students must maintain a 2.0 grade point average and complete all required courses to graduate.

Licensing Agency: Department of Public Health-State Office of Emergency Medical Services and Trauma 1680 Phoenix Boulevard, Suite 200, Atlanta, GA 30349, (http://dph.georgia.gov/EMS).

Certification Examination Agency: National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT®), Rocco V. Morando Building. 6610 Busch Blvd., P.O. Box 29233, Columbus, Ohio 43229, (http://www.nremt.org).

Blood and Airborne Pathogens: Students enrolled in Category I and II programs at Atlanta Technical College will be performing tasks in which there is a normal occurrence for exposure to blood, other potentially infectious body materials, and airborne pathogens.

These tasks will be performed in the classroom, laboratory, and clinical activities for each occupational training program/course. Students will be required to present documentation of Hepatitis B and Tuberculosis immunizations as a result of potential occupational exposure. Students should contact their program directors for more information. Policies and procedures regarding blood and airborne pathogens may be reviewed at https://tcsg.edu/tcsgpolicy/tcsg_policy_manual.pdf.

Course Outline


Occupational Courses (11 Credits)

ALHS 1010Intro. to Anatomy & Physiology


EMSP 1010Emergency Medical Responder


ALHS 1090MedTerm/Allied Health Sciences


Minimum Program Length in Semester Terms: 1 Credit

Estimated Program Cost: $2,142