Emergency Medical Responder


Emergency Medical Responder

The Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) certificate program prepares students with first aid training in providing emergency responses. This training is recognized by the Saskatchewan College of Paramedics.

The course provides the knowledge and skills necessary for firefighters, law enforcement, emergency medical service personnel, etc. in an emergency to help sustain life, reduce pain, and minimize the consequences of injury or sudden illness until the next level of health care personnel takes over.

Course Info

EMR is a three-week program with week one in home study followed by two weeks of lectures and labs on campus.

Students will be required to do 20 to 30 hours of pre-study before participating in the two-week program. The lab courses are taught and evaluated in classroom, lab, and practicum experiences.

Lab courses are taught and evaluated in the classroom, lab, and through practicum experiences.

Tuition & Schedule

Tuition & Schedule

Tuition & Materials: $1950
A blood pressure cuff and stethoscope are also required and can be purchased at class for approximately $75.00.
Course Dates: October 30 – November 10, 2023
Location: Parkland College – Melville
Class Time: Mon-Fri, 8AM – 5PM
Orientation & Pre-test required.

Contact us for more information.

Registration deadline is October 2, 2023

Future Study Options

Future Study Options

Parkland College offers options in several additional study areas that may enhance your employability. These certificates and/or diplomas can add to your existing credentials and prepare you for the world of work. Qualified graduates may be able to apply some academic credits towards further study. For more information please use the links below:

Career Opportunities

The EMR course provides candidates with foundational knowledge in human anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology and pharmacology; supporting further learning and development in health science.

The course equips you with the necessary skills to gain employment in a broad-range of areas, including: ambulance services, fire departments, police, ski patrol, lifeguarding, search and rescue, occupational first-aid, and military.

Admission Requirements

  • OHS Standard First Aid with CPR C or HCP C – Preferably taken within 6 months from the start of the program. A copy of your valid First Aid certificate must be provided prior to course start date.
  • Minimum 18 years of age.
  • Personal and physical suitability.
  • Good reading, writing, and comprehension are recommended skills.
  • Suitability for working in this field, emotional maturity, stability, and patience are recommended qualities, as well as good physical condition.

*Tuition costs and dates are subject to change up to 3 months prior to delivery.*



Last Updated: August 18, 2023