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 4 months to complete all courses and earn a certificate.
Before registering for a class, make sure to review the EMT packet for important course information.
Emergency Care Attendant & Emergency Medical Responder
ECAs and EMRs 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.
ECAs and EMRs will be paired with another medical provider with the minimum certification of EMT.
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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.
EMT Quick Facts
Paramedic Quick Facts
NEMSA now trains at 13 different sites throughout Louisiana and Texas.
NEMSA is now fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs and collaborates with South Louisiana Community College and Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service to educate EMTs and paramedics for agencies throughout the United States.