Plan a Rewarding Career with an Emergency Medical Responder Certification
The Emergency Medical Responder program supports students in learning and demonstrating skills and duties performed in an emergency. The EMR program provides foundation knowledge and skills required to potentially sit for the national certification exam.
What You Will Learn - Curriculum Overview
With the Emergency Medical Responder certification program, students gain hands-on instruction from highly trained faculty regarding the essentials on becoming an Emergency Medical Responder. Certification program outcome include:
Learn skills to conduct Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), EMS systems, and basic airway management.
Conduct patient assessment, circulation and automatic defibrillation.
I was given many opportunities to help me succeed at Blue Ridge CTC
“My program required an internship that helped me understand what my career entailed and advanced my career path.”
Chrystal N. Nugent-Hicks
“Blue Ridge CTC is giving me the opportunity to get a head start on my career through education. I learn more each week about starting and running a business.”
“Best thing about when you graduate from Blue Ridge you already have hands-on experience with the field of work your going in. You essentially work your last semester at your internship. More than likely you will have a job already when you graduate.”
“I was able to succeed at Blue Ridge CTC because of the kind faculty and staff, the access to computer labs, and having a Financial Aid team on site.”
“My education and training at Blue Ridge CTC led to me receiving a pay raise at my job. I was able to receive an associate degree to formalize my knowledge for my career field.”
Maria A Ruleman
“Having online course options at Blue Ridge CTC was the perfect fit for my life.”
“Attending school at Blue Ridge CTC helped me improve my English, as I am a non-native speaker.”
“Blue Ridge CTC made it possible for me to work and go to school. There was also a greate sense of community with people from so many different backgrounds and ages all trying to achieve the same goal.”
“At Blue Ridge I was treated with respect and patience. Everyone was understanding and willing to guide me along my process to obtain my Associates.”
“I made some great friends at BRCTC, and my professors were invaluable in helping to ensure my transition to a four-year institution.”
Brock W. Potter
“My instructors all knew me by name and I felt like more than a number. I transferred to a four-year institution after BRCTC and felt prepared.”
Miranda E Crabtree
“Everyone was always so nice and helpful. I made a lot of new friends. I would recommend this college to anyone!”
Tearra Dawn Wolford
“My professors gave all of the students in my class the care they needed to succeed.”
“I feel like I fit in at Blue Ridge CTC. The school is nice, and the people are all professional and treat you like an independent adult. You are respected, and it is a good environment to be in.”
“BRCTC is small enough that all of the professors know your name and help you when you need it. You don’t feel like just a number like at some four-year institutions.”
“Having the ability to take my classes online via Zoom was the perfect scenario for me.”
Alexis Marie Puffinburger
“The instructors are amazing. I also received assistance when my family was in financial need with dry goods and food.”
“The staff at Blue Ridge CTC was phenomenal and helped five me a great experience as a kid who will be first in my family to graduate.”
“My professors were understanding and worked with me to ensure I succeded.”
“My professor encouraged me to apply for a new job and take the leap toward the next stage of my career.”
“Blue Ridge CTC makes education accessible to anyone and is teaching the next generation of professionals.”
“The English instructors were great!”
“I loved the class sizes, teachers, the communication between instructors, and the overall sense of wellbeing at Blue Ridge CTC. “
Chrystal N. Nugent-Hicks
Have Questions? Talk With an Admissions Counselor Today!
Admissions Counselors and Academic Advisors at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College help students navigate career paths throughout their academic journey.
Worried About Financing? Many Options Exist for Financial Aid.
Blue Ridge CTC provides need-based financial aid to qualified applicants, ensuring all students have equal access to a quality education.
Whether you are a student worrying about tuition fees or are a parent assisting a child pay for college, we have a wide variety of financial resources available.
State and Federal Grant Programs
Student Work-Study Opportunities
Special Grant Funding Opportunities
Blue Ridge CTC Foundation Scholarship opportunities
The Emergency Medical Responder certification allows students to learn core concepts and theories to prepare for potential workforce entry as an emergency medical responder. The emergency medical responder program enables students to perform various medical caregiving activities with utmost confidence in the prehospital environment.
Note: All salary projections are based on the current position and educational needs. BRCTC cannot guarantee that job titles or the projections given will be the salaries students or graduates will ultimately receive. Two year completion is approximate and based on full-time enrollment. Student testimonials, income statements, and examples on the College website are the results of real students. These testimonials are not intended to guarantee that anyone will achieve the same or similar results. Each individual’s success depends on his or her desire, commitment, dedication, and motivation to pursue academic and workforce opportunities. Testimonials are not intended to create a contract between a student and the College.