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Emergency Medical Responder EMR.S.STC

Short-term Technical Certificate - 2 Credit Hours

Division: Health Sciences
Department: Emergency Medical Services
Effective as of Fall 2012

This certification is geared for the delivery of emergency medical care by non-medical personnel: police or safety team members. Training ranges from first aid and basic life support.

What is the program about?

Emergency Medical Responders (EMR's) are personnel, typically not found within the healthcare setting, who as part of their job have to care for the sick and injured before an ambulance arrives. These individuals are educated to stabilize patients using very limited amounts of medical equipment. Police officers, safety officers, and others who would be expected to arrive at the scene of an injury or illness before the ambulance could benefit from this education. Students will use lecture and laboratory environments to learn the skills needed to care for patients. For more information, contact the EMS department at (937) 512-5338 for an entrance application packet. Note: For students under age 18 there may be restrictions on participating in certain Health Sciences programs. Any student under age 18 must contact the program director/department chair to discuss whether he or she may enroll.

Program Outcomes

  • Demonstrate entry-level competency in the psychomotor domain of EMR education.
  • Demonstrate entry-level competency in the cognitive domain of EMR education.
  • Demonstrate entry-level competency in the affective domain of EMR education.

Career Opportunities

EMR’s education can be used as within firefighting, police or safety officer roles. Most companies/departments will not hire a person who is solely an EMR. The purpose of this education is to augment the skills of those who may need to care for the sick and injured before the ambulance arrives.


The EMR program at Sinclair Community College complies with all requirements as outlined by the Ohio Division of Emergency Medical Services (state accrediting body). In accordance, the department teaches that National EMS Educational Standards published in 2009. Successful students will be eligible to sit for state certification testing and eventually be eligible to become licensed / certified as an EMR.

Additional Information

There is no signature required for registration. Students may register in-person or online.


Course Title Credits
EMS 1100 Emergency Medical Responder Lecture & Laboratory 2
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Program Accreditation Information

This program is accredited by the Ohio Department of Public Safety, Division of Emergency Medical Services. Graduates of this program are eligible to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians EMR examination. Contact the EMS office at Sinclair Community College for additional information about accreditation or national testing.

This information is for planning purposes only. Sinclair College will make every effort to offer curriculum listed above but reserves the right to change, add and cancel curriculum offerings for unforeseen circumstances.