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Lafayette, LA (January 03, 2019) — The National EMS Academy has officially launched the new online learning portal for their EMT program. The EMT program is a hybrid mix of classroom work hosted online plus hands-on simulation courses held on campus.


In the past, students could only attend the National EMS Academy if they lived near a campus. The move to online learning means students from anywhere in Louisiana can attend the academy since the simulation classes are held once a week. Students can complete the coursework in their own time, allowing for a more flexible schedule. “This opens up opportunities to students who previously had challenges finding extra time to attend classes,” says National EMS Academy Director Kirk LaCour. “This allows for people to take classes around their work schedule.”


LaCour says the goal is to leverage technology to fulfill the growing and changing needs for EMS students and professionals in the state. “With our team of dedicated individuals from both Acadian and South Louisiana Community College (SLCC), I am confident in our ability to work collaboratively to develop programs that achieve this goal.”


The National EMS Academy also plans to launch the online learning portal for their paramedic program later in 2019. To sign up to be notified on upcoming information sessions, visit


National EMS Academy offers entry-level, continuing education, and refresher courses for a number of EMS career pathways, including EMTs and paramedics. They are a nationally accredited EMS training facility with locations in Louisiana and Texas, and are an authorized American Heart Association Training Center for CPR and ECC courses.