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Certificate of Technical Studies in Paramedic

The Certificate of Technical Studies in Paramedic is a three semester, 42-credit hour program designed to provide educational opportunities for individuals to acquire the knowledge, skills, values, and competencies for a career as a Paramedic. Graduates will receive the Certificate of Technical Studies in Paramedic and will be eligible to sit for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) certification examination, and seek state licensure to practice as a Paramedic.

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Admission Criteria

The following are minimum prerequisite requirements for admission to the Paramedic CTS program. Students must earn a grade of “C” or better in the prerequisite course listed below:

Prerequisite Course

BIOL 1104 Survey of Anatomy and Physiology

1. Possess National Registry certification and Louisiana state license at the EMT-Basic or EMT Intermediate level (i.e. EMSE 1005 Basic Emergency Medical Care).
2. Attend mandatory group advisement / information session.
3. Must be admitted to the college.
4. Possess a high school diploma or equivalent.
5. Health and physical examination with immunizations/titers as required.
6. Criminal background check and drug screen.
7. Proof of health and liability insurance.
8. Meet physical and technical standards of the EMT profession.
9. Meet additional requirements as outlined by the State Bureau of EMS.
10. Must be 18 years of age or older to sit for certification examination.
11. Valid Louisiana Driver’s License.

Application Process

Admission to the Certificate of Technical Studies in Paramedic program is open to qualified applicants each fall semester. Applicants must attend a mandatory information session where detailed instructions and state and federal requirements for program admission will be discussed. Priority will be given to qualified applicants who complete and submit required documentation by the published deadline. Students admitted to the Certificate of Technical Studies in Paramedic program will receive additional instructions regarding program requirements that include but are not limited to: submission of personal health history, a physical examination, immunizations and/or vaccinations, a urine drug screen, CPR certification and personal and professional liability insurance. Costs for all requirements are incurred by the student.

Criminal Background Check

The Louisiana Bureau of EMS Certification Commission is required to make a determination regarding the eligibility of each applicant for EMT certification, reinstatement, or the right to practice as a Paramedic student. A pardon, suspension of sentence, expungement, pretrial diversion, or similar program shall not negate or diminish the requirement for truthful compliance. Applicants who have been arrested, summonsed, charged, or convicted, should self-disclose regardless of the outcome. Failure to disclose or correctly answer questions constitutes falsification of documents and may result in denial or delay of certification.

The East Baton Rouge Parish EMS/Baton Rouge Community College Paramedic Program has been issued a Letter of Review by the Committee on Accreditation of Education Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP). This letter is NOT a CAAHEP accreditation status, it is a status signifying that a program seeking initial accreditation has demonstrated sufficient compliance with the Accreditation Standards through the Letter of Review is recognized by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) for eligibility to take the NREMT's Paramedic Credentialing Examination(s). However, it is NOT a guarantee of eventual accreditation.

To contact CoAEMSP: 8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312, Rowlett, TX 75088, 214--703-8992