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Emergency Medical Technician

Emergency Medical Technician Technical Competency Area

Basic Emergency Medical Care (EMSE 1005) is a 5 credit-hour course that provides students with one semester training in the skills and knowledge necessary to provide entry level pre-hospital emergency medical care. Upon successful  completion of the course, the student is eligible to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) examination for certification as an EMT.

Information Sessions - EMT

Frequently Asked Questions - EMT

Application Process

Admission to the EMT course is open to qualified applicants each fall and spring 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 EMT course 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.

Admission Criteria

The following are minimum prerequisites requirements for admission to the EMT course:
1. Attend mandatory group advisement / information session
2. Eligibility to enroll in Algebra Foundations II (MATH 0099).
3. Eligibility to enroll in English Composition I (ENGL 1013).
4. Must be admitted to the college.
5. Possess a high school diploma or equivalent.
6. Health and physical examination with immunizations/titers as required.
7. Criminal background check and drug screen.
8. Proof of health and liability insurance.
9. Meet physical and technical standards of the EMT profession.
10. Meet additional requirements as outlined by the State Bureau of EMS.
11. Must be 18 years of age or older to sit for certification examination.

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 an EMS 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.