The Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) program prepares graduates to make appropriate decisions about the care to provide in a medical emergency. It uses simple knowledge of the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) system safety/well-being of the EMR, medical/legal issues at the scene of an emergency while awaiting a higher level of care.
The program prepares graduates with the knowledge and skills necessary to work as an EMR to help sustain life, reduce pain and minimize the consequences of injury or sudden illness while awaiting or alongside advanced medical help.
This course will consist of lecture hours (4 per week to online) and laboratory hours (2 per week in class). There will also be clinical hours assigned with a minimum of 24 clinical hours mandatory.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE AND DEADLINE: Class size is limited, and all applicants are not accepted for participation. Students are encouraged to contact the Allied Health Program Coordinator at the first opportunity for advisement.
APPLICATION: Classes are held each semester. The selection process for admission is open through general registration and is based on first come, first enrolled until class capacity is reached. Only students who meet admission requirements will be allowed to register.
All applicants will have an equal opportunity regardless of race, age, disability, sex, creed, religion, or nationality. Applicants with special needs due to disability must make this fact known prior to admission, so that necessary accommodations can be made. Because of the nature of the profession it may not always be possible to accommodate students with severe disabilities.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS: High school or GED equivalency Diploma plus general and special requirements listed below:
- Completion of general admissions procedures of the College;
- Completion of competency testing in Reading (ACT or ACCUPLACER NG). Minimum Reading score ACT 19; ACCUPLACER NG 263+ or successful completion of a course in Developmental Reading with a grade of "C" or better; and
- Completion of the Emergency Medical Responder Program Admission Form.
The above information must be submitted to:
Southeast Arkansas College
Nursing & Allied Health Technologies Division
1900 Hazel Street
Pine Bluff, AR 71603
ACCEPTANCE PROCEDURE: Should qualified applicants exceed the available slots in the program, admission into a class will be based upon the date of receipt the completed application. Upon acceptance into the Emergency Medical Sciences Program, the student must submit the following in order to enroll in classes:
- Functional Ability Acknowledgement Form;
- P.P.D. Skin Test or Chest X-Ray;
- Hepatitis B Series or Signature on SEARK College Vaccination Waive Claim Form; and
- Criminal Background Check and drug screening.
Students enrolled in Allied Health Programs with a clinical component will be assessed a fee for malpractice insurance.
NOTE: Random drug screening may be utilized at any time during the course of the program at the student's expense.