Emergency Medical technician (EMT)

Through a partnership with the National EMS Academy, our Emergency Medical Technician program lets you master real-world skills in a fast-paced, hands-on environment, where you'll learn how to provide patient care while using critical thinking.

Program Overview

This 2-part course (EMT I and EMT II) is required for any person seeking to become a nationally registered Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). It is taught by NEMSA/Acadian Ambulance.

  • Offered in Alexandria, Baton Rouge, Covington, Houma, Lafayette, and Lake Charles.
  • Age: 16+ to take class; 18+ to take national exam.
  • High School, GED or HiSET required.
  • Online Course Content: 25 days (100 hours).
  • Skills Instruction and Practice: up to 98 hours.
  • Ambulance Clinical Time: 2 12-hour shifts.

job Opportunities

Whether you want to work in emergency rooms or for ambulance providers, security agencies, fire services, telehealth, dispatch centers, EMS instruction, or AeroMed, SoLAcc will prepare you for a life as an EMT after completion.

This course will provide information on:

  • the emergency medical service system;
  • the role and responsibilities of the Emergency Medical Technician;
  • communication;
  • patient packaging;
  • anatomy, physiology, and pathology;
  • patient assessment;
  • airway management and basic cardiac life support;
  • soft tissue injury care and splinting;
  • cardiopulmonary resuscitation;
  • use of supra glottic airways;
  • extrication;
  • and patient movement.


Want to continue your education to become a Paramedic? Explore our degree pathways with a technical diploma or associate degree.


Kent Richard

Workforce Training Coordinator, EMS

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