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.
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.
Whether you want to work in emergency rooms or for ambulance providers, security agencies, fire services, telehealth, dispatch centers, EMS instruction, or AeroMed, SLCC 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;
- 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;
- and patient movement.
Want to continue your education to become a Paramedic? Explore our degree pathways with a technical diploma or associate degree.
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