National EMS Academy Holding Information Sessions for Upcoming Classes

May 29, 2019—The National EMS Academy, a division of Acadian Companies, is holding free online information sessions in advance of the fall semester of EMT, anatomy & physiology (A&P) and paramedic classes. The National EMS Academy is a partnership between South Louisiana Community College and Acadian Ambulance, founded in 2003 to educate and train students to become EMTs and paramedics.

Information sessions will be held on:
EMT program: June 4, 6, 10, 12, 18, 20, 24, 26
A&P/Paramedic program: June 4, 12, 25, 26

Information sessions are an essential and mandatory part of a student’s enrollment process for EMT, A&P and paramedic programs. The sessions cover details on the hybrid online program schedule, enrollment processes, current tuition, financial aid options and payment options. Although the sessions are held online, space is limited and interested students must register in advance.

The National EMS Academy has campuses located in Lafayette, Alexandria, Baton Rouge, Houma, Covington, New Orleans and Lake Charles.

“The need for paramedics remains constant, so a career in EMS is a promising one for students not interested in an 8-5 desk job,” said National EMS Academy Director Kirk Lacour.

Many communities across the United States, especially in rural areas, are experiencing a shortage of qualified EMTs and paramedics. EMS is a vital industry with the roles of the EMT and paramedic continuing to be in high demand. EMS is a viable career path for those who choose a vocational or non-college track after high school, or for those seeking a career change later in life. Additionally, many students looking to enroll in nursing or medical school begin their journey as an EMT or paramedic.

Students interested in learning more about the National EMS Academy and its programs can visit

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