Louisiana EMT Program

Become an Emergency Medical Technician

National EMS Academy

Make A Difference Every Day


EMT is an entry-level position in the emergency medical services field. In 4 months, you can learn the skills you will need to work as part of a medical response team. EMTs provide basic emergency medical care and transportation to patients who access the EMS system. Medics make a difference, every day.

National EMS Academy

The Skills You Will Learn

  • Opening the airway and providing artificial ventilation
  • Delivery of semi-automated defibrillation
  • Controlling severe bleeding
  • Dressing and bandaging wounds
  • Splinting injured extremities
  • Delivery and care of infants
  • Emergency care for patients
  • Communications and medical record-keeping
National EMS Academy

Course Schedule


This is a hybrid course. Students will be able to complete the academic elements of the course online and will spend approximately 70 hours in a classroom learning hands-on skills. It will take about 4 months to complete all courses and earn a certificate.

Hybrid Course FAQs

What is a hybrid class?

Part online, Part in the classroom

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EMT Course Composition

Instruction, Practice, Clinical Time

  • Online Course Content: 25 days (100 hours)
  • Skills Instruction and Practice: up to 98 hours
  • Ambulance Clinical Time: Two 12-hour shifts