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HLHSCI-046 - Emergency Medical Responder - SB Tucker

Course:Emergency Medical Responder
Professor:SB Tucker
  • InPerson
Course Length:
  • 8 Week


Welcome to EMR class!  This class is fully in person, on campus.  This class provides a basic introduction to pre-hospital emergency medicine, so it’s a good starting place for anyone interested in healthcare or public safety (EMS, fire, police)

You will a little bit about the parts of the human body, how they work, and what can go wrong with them. You will also learn about the emergency response system (911) in the US.

This is a prep class to the EMT course. (Do not take this course and the EMT course during the same semester!)

Course Description

The Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) course teaches students to provide initial prehospital assessment and care to patients with a variety of medical illnesses and injuries. This course is a basic introduction to a career involving Emergency Medical Services (EMS).   The course teaches basic anatomy, physiology, medical terminology and response to medical emergencies, trauma, and special considerations for EMS responders.  This course will teach, at an introductory level, many of the same concepts as the EMT course.

This course does not provide an EMR certification.

What to Expect in this Course

There is a lot of studying in the class.  You will learn a lot of new words as well as some hands-on skills.  Some of the topics we discuss are very sensitive.  Students are expected to show maturity and professionalism.

This is a positive attendance course.  You may be absent only 12 hours total.  If you exceed 12 hours you will be dropped from the course.  That includes Covid quarantine, so students are expected to take steps to keep themselves and their classmates safe.

Types of Assessments

There are weekly multiple choice quizzes and exams and some homework.

Textbook Information

Required Text: EMR Complete Worktext by Limmer - ISBN 9780133517033 Required EMT Skill packet Aug 2021 Purchase available only through the COC Bookstore.

Other Relevant Course Information

The course schedule does not include lab.  The class lasts until 12:20pm every day, not 11:20am.

Additional Resources


This course can be accessed on the first day of class via Canvas at Log into Canvas using your CanyonsID single sign-on:

  • CanyonsID Username is your COC student email address (Ex:
  • CanyonsID Password is your COC student email password

Please visit the Get to Know Your Online Classroom page for help logging into Canvas and for tips on using Canvas and Zoom. Canvas Chat Support is also available 24/7 for any Canvas related issues.

Online Education

Check out the Online Education website for more information on a variety of topics that can help you be a successful online student such as: exam proctoring, learning styles, computer skills, and tips for student success. If this is your first online course, feel free to take our online learning readiness assessment to assess your skills.

The Learning Center (TLC)

The TLC provides FREE online tutoring resources to COC students!

Academic Accommodation Center (AAC)

College of the Canyons AAC provides educational services and access for eligible students with documented disabilities who intend to pursue coursework at COC. A variety of programs and services are available which afford eligible students with disabilities the opportunity to participate fully in all aspects of the college programs and activities through appropriate and reasonable accommodations. For more information on their services visit the Academic Accomodation Center website.

Online Counseling

The Counseling Department offers appointments online. You can schedule an appointment by visiting the Online Counseling website. Counselors can help you map out a plan to reach your educational goals as well as advise you on course selection and registration.

Management of Stress and Mental Health

Often the pressure on our students is very strong, involving academic commitments, relationships, outside jobs and family pressure to name a few. The staff and faculty of College of the Canyons are here to see you succeed academically and care about your emotional and physical health. You can learn more about the broad range of confidential student services, including counseling and mental health services available on campus by visiting the Student Health & Wellness Center in the Student Services Building (across from the bookstore). The phone number is 661-362-3259 that you can call 24/7. You can also e mail for an appointment at At the Canyon Country Campus the Health Center will be in the new Student Services Building.

Also, the National Suicide & Crisis Lifeline number is now 988. All students at COC are encouraged to enter that phone number in their cells. You can call it when you, or someone you know, is having thoughts of suicide or is in severe distress.

You can also now use the Crisis Text Line: Just text "Courage" to 741741. Someone will get back to you immediately. Its free, 24/7, and confidential.

Veterans Resource Center

The College of the Canyons Veterans Resource Center is a department within the Student Services Division at the college, created to help veterans and veteran dependents with applying to College of the Canyons, enrolling in classes, and requesting VA Education or Vocational Benefits. For more information please visit the Veterans Resource Center website, email or phone (661) 362-3469.


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Last updated: 05/25/2021 Sub#: 38