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6 Louisiana EMT Training Programs
Bossier Parish Community College

Bossier Parish Community College offers a one semester training course for individuals wishing to begin their career as an EMT.







The EMT-Basic course gives students the necessary skills, knowledge, and experience needed to provide entry level pre-hospital emergency medical care to injured or ill persons. This EMT-Basic program is accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Profession and the Commission for Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs. The EMT-Basic program is an 8 credit hour course that includes didactic, laboratory, and field instructions. Upon successful completion of this one semester course, graduates will be eligible to sit for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician – EMT Basic exam and apply for State certification in Louisiana.



Central Louisiana Technical College

Central Louisiana Technical College serves Alexandria, Cottonport, Winnfield, Jena, Oakdale, Jennings, Leesville, and Ferriday areas of Louisiana. Through this Technical College, students can begin or continue their EMT training at either the EMT-Basic or EMT-Paramedic levels.

The EMT-Basic program is 15 hours and introduces the role, responsibility and well being of the EMT-Basic. Medical, legal, ethical, and cultural issues are discussed as well as communication and documentation techniques, and transportation of the patient. EMT-Basic students will also take courses in Patient Assessment and Airway Management, Trauma Management, Medical and Behavioral Emergencies, Maternal and Pediatric Management, and Ambulance Operations. Students will then begin clinical observations and practices under direct supervision in a hospital or other emergency department setting including ambulance services or fire departments. EMT-Paramedic students will take courses in Anatomy and Physiology, Pharmacology, Paramedic Medical Care, and Special Projects courses. Most of these classes will be joined with a clinical or laboratory. A field internship will also be completed before training ends. Both programs prepare students to sit for certification examinations at the state and national levels for their respective training level.





Delgado Community College

Delgado Community College offers an EMT-Paramedic Associate in Applied Science Degree. This is a competitive course with limited enrollment and only accepts one class per year.

This program lasts two years and requires a full-time commitment to the program. Students who wish to join this program must already be Louisiana Certified and Nationally Registered as an EMT-Basic. Other pre-requisites include English, Math, and two Biology courses. This program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation on Allied Health Education Programs. It is a 70 credit hour course that includes courses in General Education classes, Required Related Classes, and Required Major Classes. Required Related courses include Anatomy, Physiology, Anatomy and Physiology Labs, Medical Terminology, Psychology, Introduction to EKG’s, and Human Growth Development. Required Major, or core classes, include Patient Assessment, Medical and Trauma Emergencies, Advanced Airway Management, Emergency Cardiac Care, Obstetrical and Pediatric Emergencies, Assessment-Based Management, and Special Situations courses. All of these classes require either a laboratory or practicum course, or both.



First Response Training Services, LLC

First Response Training Services, LLC of New Orleans, offers EMT- Basic and EMT-Basic Refresher courses.

Individuals with EMT-Basic certification are at the second level of the EMT system. These individuals are trained to care for patients facing medical or trauma emergencies in pre-hospital settings. The EMT-Basic course at First Response Training Services, LLC includes 150 hours of training and prepares students to assess patient’s conditions, manage respiratory, trauma, and cardiac emergencies, and emergency childbirth. Students will also learn the proper techniques used for emergency equipment including backboards, suction devices, splints, stretchers, and oxygen delivery systems. Upon successful completion of this EMT-Basic course and through their extensive training, graduates will then be prepared to sit for the written and practical examination administered by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians.



Fletcher Technical Community College

Located in Houma, Louisiana, Fletcher Technical Community College offers training at the EMT-Basic level for students looking for a career in saving lives and serving their community.

This program will give students the knowledge, skills, and experience needed to give pre-hospital and emergency care to individuals facing accidents and medical emergencies that lead to illness or injury. This course is completed with 165 hours of EMT training. Ten of these hours are completed in a clinical setting at an emergency department where noninvasive tasks will be completed and observed under the supervision of an emergency department preceptor. The rest of the hours are spent in an emergency department or clinical observation with an approved ambulance service.

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be offered a Technical Competency Area Certificate in Emergency Medical Technician-Basic. Graduates will then be eligible to take the written and practical registry examinations for Louisiana and national certification.



LSU Fire and Emergency Training Institute

LSU Fire and Emergency Training Institute in Baton Rouge offers EMT training at many different levels to conveniently meet your educational and professional goals. Certification programs are offered at the EMT-Basic, EMT-Refresher, EMT-Paramedic, and EMT-Paramedic Refresher levels.

The EMT-Basic course is 150 hours and costs $750. The program is 3-4 months long, has classes 2 evenings a week, and begins in January, March, or August. As an EMT-Basic, individuals will be prepared to evaluate patient’s medical or trauma conditions, and provide appropriate assessment-based treatment. These functions may be performed upon successful completion of the course and passing the state or national certification examinations. The EMT-Paramedic program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs. This course is 1160 hours, $3500, and offered in the Summer, Fall, and Spring Semesters. Training includes 480 Didactic hours, 500 clinical hours, and 120 internship hours. Students will be prepared to offer Advanced Life Support to patients upon successful completion of the course and by passing the certification examination at the state or national level.

For individuals who need to meet the requirements for National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians, EMT Basic and Paramedic Refresher courses are available. The EMT-B Refresher course is 24 hours, is offered in June, and is $125. The EMT-Paramedic Refresher course is 48 hours, $150, and is offered in October, November, and December.



Nunez Community College

Nunez Community College offers EMT training for certification as an EMT-Basic and EMT-Paramedic and an Associate of Applied Science Degree for the EMT-Paramedic.

The EMT-Basic training is 6 credit hours, completed in one semester, and is offered each semester for two days of the week. This training includes basic saving techniques in laboratory, hospital clinical, and field settings. The EMT-Paramedic student will receive training to function as practitioners in the pre-hospital emergency medical environment. This course is a total of 32 credit hours. Both of these programs prepare students to sit for state and national certification examinations at their respective levels. The AAS in EMT-Paramedic is a program designed for individuals who already have their EMT-Basic or EMT-Intermediate certificate and wish to gain further educational training, more professional responsibilities, and a college degree in the Emergency Medical Services field. This is a 60 credit hour course.

NCC is located in Chalmette, Louisiana and can offer EMT training to you at any level to prepare you for a successful career in saving lives and serving your community.



South Louisiana Community College

In the Lafayette area of Louisiana, students can gain training at both the EMT-Basic and EMT-Paramedic levels at South Louisiana Community College.

The EMT courses are provided through The National EMS Academy which is an educational partnership with Acadian Ambulance Services. Students who obtain EMT training through SLCC will meet all the requirements to sit for certification by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians. Students will also receive college credit towards the Associate of Applied Science degree if they wish to continue their educational background and training for greater professional responsibilities. The EMT programs are both offered during the Spring, Summer, and Fall semesters. The EMT-Basic program is 3-4 months long and training is done through classroom lecture as well as clinical rotations. The EMT-Paramedic program is 12-14 months long and training is completed through classroom and clinical rotations. Classes are conveniently located in seven different areas including Baton Rouge, Houma, Covington, Gretna, Lafayette, Hessmer, and Lake Charles. The EMT-Basic



Southern University at Shreveport

As an EMT student at Southern University at Shreveport, you will be trained in all aspects of basic pre-hospital emergency medical care and life support.

The EMT program is a 21 credit hour course and is taught only in the Spring semesters. The course consists of 9 credit hours of EMT lecture and 12 credit hours of practicum. The curriculum of this course includes Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), Automated External Defibrillation (AED), Basic Life Support Skills, Spinal Packaging, Airway Management, Patient Assessment, and varied aspects of Trauma and Ambulance Operations. This program is designed to lead to certification at the EMT-Basic level. Upon successful completion of the course, graduates will be eligible to sit for examinations for the Louisiana certification and the National Registration.

Once certification is obtained, individuals will be prepared and have the skills and knowledge required to become a competent and successful EMT in a hospital, private ambulance service, fire department, or any other emergency medical service.



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