Career Major - EMR Emergency Medical Responder

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Northwest Tech offers the following career majors within the Health Science Cluster.

Therapeutic Services Pathway Career Majors

EMR Emergency Medical Responder - Alva Campus only
In this Career Major, students complete the Health Careers Core Curriculum (Technology Center), Core Medical Terminology and Anatomy and Physiology, Core First Aid and Healthcare Provider CPR. Additionally, they learn how to treat and assess patients in emergency medical and trauma situations, including how to treat patients in shock and those who are unconscious. The major is designed for firefighters, law enforcement personnel, industry and first response providers and it prepares students for testing and registration through the Oklahoma State Department of Health or NREMI as EMR.

Career Major Length: 471 hours

SOC Code: 29.2041
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Health Careers Curriculum 225
Core Medical Terminology 45
Core Healthcare Provider CPR and First Aid 15
Anatomy and Physiology 120
EMR Emergency Medical Responder 66


Campus Location: Alva

Financial Aid Eligible: No

Who Can Enroll: High School Juniors and Seniors

Student Organization: Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA)

Tuition and Materials Use Fees:
Testing and certification fees may apply.

Salary Range: $8.62/hour

Helpful Attributes and Abilities:

  • Reading and math skills at the 10th grade level or above
  • A positive attitude
  • A general interest in health careers
  • Good communication skills
  • The ability to relate to people in a caring, empathetic manner
  • Good eye-hand coordination
  • Good physical and mental health
  • Dependability
  • Ability to work effectively with a wide variety of personality types

Cluster: Health Science

Pathway: Therapeutic Services

Alva Instructor: Mrs. Brooke Meyer

Last updated on 6/28/13