Become A Medic

Traditional Vs. Accelerated

Traditional EMT Program

The traditional EMT program 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 3-4 months to complete all courses and earn a certificate.

Accelerated EMT Program

The National EMS Academy and Acadian Ambulance Service are working together to train and hire individuals who are interested in becoming an Emergency Medical Technician. The accelerated program is an advanced, seven to eight-week course, where approximately 20-30 applicants will be selected for the program. Once the course is completed, the individuals will be hired as full-time employees through Acadian Ambulance Service. The program is currently offered in Louisiana, Texas and Tennessee.

Texas Locations

San Antonio

Tennessee Locations

Memphis
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Take the Next Step After EMT

Anatomy & Physiology and Paramedic Program

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Not Ready to Become an EMT?

There are other options before becoming an EMT

Emergency Care Attendant (ECA)

ECAs provide appropriate, efficient and timely prehospital basic life support care and transportation of the sick and injured in accordance with local, state, national and Acadian Ambulance standards of practice.

Each ECA will be paired with another medical provider with the minimum certification of EMT. 

Van Operator 

Our van operators provide non-emergency transportation services for wheelchair, bed bound or nursing home patients traveling to doctor’s appointments, physical therapy or other medical treatments.

Van operators should have their CPR card or be willing to obtain it. Candidates must have at least one year of driving experience, a clear driving record and preferably experience driving company vehicles.

Who is Eligible to be an EMT or Paramedic?

Program Requirements

EMT Eligibility

  • At least 18 years old before the date of the certification exam
  • High School Diploma/GED/HiSET or college transcript
  • Demonstrate a minimum standard of reading aptitude
  • Physically able to perform the duties of an EMT
  • Verification of immunization records
  • AHA BLS CPR certification or ARC CPR for the professional rescuer

Paramedic Eligibility

  • EMT – National Registered or State Registered
  • High School Diploma/GED/HiSET or college transcript
  • AHA BLS CPR certification or ARC CPR for the professional rescuer
  • Verification of immunization records
  • Enrollment through SLCC (apply at solacc.edu)
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Where Do EMTs and Paramedics Work?

EMTs Work In:

  • Emergency rooms
  • Ambulance providers
  • Security agencies
  • Telehealth
  • Dispatch centers
  • Police agencies
  • Fire services

Paramedics Work In:

  • Emergency rooms
  • Ambulance providers
  • Security agencies
  • Fire services
  • Telehealth
  • Dispatch centers
  • Aeromedical services
  • EMS instruction
  • Police agencies
  • Management
  • Oil & Gas industries

Careers in EMS

Your journey doesn’t stop here.

 

EMS is a vital industry with the roles of the EMT and paramedic continuing to be in high demand. Over the next 10 years, the increased demand and responsibility for EMS professionals will require moving from technical certificate programs to full-on degree programs. This professionalization of the field will ultimately lead to higher salaries for those working in the EMS field.

What’s more, the economic outlook for this field is positive. According to the US Department of Labor, the employment of EMTs and paramedics is projected to grow by 15% between 2016 and 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations.

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