EMT Basic Course

Emergency Medical Technician - Basic

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- Basic.


Application Packet-EMT BASIC

Application Process

Admission to the EMSE 1005 course for the Spring 2020 semester is open to qualified applicants.
Applicants must attend a mandatory group advisement / information session on Wednesday December 11, 2019, at 5:30 pm in room 100 of the Frazier building, 555 Julia Street, Baton Rouge, LA. 70802, where detailed instructions and state and federal requirements for course admission will be discussed. An appointment /reservation is not necessary to attend.

Priority will be given to qualified applicants who complete and submit required documentation on a first come first served basis until all seats are filled.

Students admitted to the EMT course will receive additional instructions regarding course requirements that include but are not limited to: submission of personal health history, a physical examination, immunizations and/or vaccinations, criminal background check, 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 requirements for admission to the EMSE 1005 course:

1. Possess a high school diploma or equivalent.

2. Must be admitted to the college.

3. Must be eligible to enroll in English Composition I (ENGL 1013).

4. Must be eligible to enroll in Algebra Foundations I (MATH 0098).
5. Attend mandatory group advisement / information session.

6. Provide a Criminal background check and drug screen.
7. Provide Health and Physical examination with immunizations/titers as required.
8. Obtain health and liability insurance coverage.
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 NREMT – Basic certification examination.

12. CPR certification for Basic Life Support (BLS) from the American Heart Association.

 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.

For additional information, contact the Nursing and Allied Health Division office at 225-216-8044 or the Nursing and Allied Health Division Advisor at 225-216-8879.