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Louisiana FAQs
How do I get started?
Sign up and attend a mandatory information session for detailed instructions to apply and enroll.

Do I have to be an EMT  prior to becoming a paramedic?
Yes, you must be a nationally registered EMT in the State of Louisiana to enroll in the paramedic program. You must successfully complete A&P prior to enrolling in the paramedic program. SLCC does offer A&P for paramedic students in the fall and summer semesters. We also accept transfer A&P credits (must be 4 hours) from other regionally accredited colleges and universities.

Is a high school diploma or GED required to enroll?
Yes, you must have a high school diploma or GED

When can I apply?
EMT classes begin 3 times yearly - spring, summer, fall

A&P classes begin in the summer and fall semesters

Paramedic classes begin in the spring and fall semesters

How much is tuition?
Approximately $1525 for EMT (in-state students)

Approximately $750 A&P (in-state students)

Approximately $7500 Paramedic (in-state students)

Other costs are associated with this program. Details will be given at our information sessions.

*Costs subject to change

How long will it take to complete the program?
EMT - 3-4 months or 1 semester

A&P - 1 semester

Paramedic - 11 months for students who have A&P credit

Are placement scores required?
Yes, ACT, Compass, or ACCUPLACER scores are required for A&P and paramedic class participants only (all sections required; Math, English and Reading).

Where can I take the Compass or ACCUPLACER Placement Exam?
The ACT Compass Placement Exam is no longer offered. Those who need to take a placement exam can find information on the South Louisiana Community College's ACCUPLACER site.

Can I get financial aid for this program?

*Financial aid is available for EMT and paramedic students!*

Yes if you are eligible, students can receive Pell, National Guard, Post 9-11 GI Bill©, TOPS, and Vocational Rehabilitation. Apply for financial aid (if applicable).

Do you accept VA benefits?
Yes, we sure do. If you haven’t already applied for your benefits, please visit eBenefits to fill out your application. Submit a copy of your COE to our VA certifying official, or contact them with any questions.

When will I receive an acceptance letter?
After you have attended a mandatory advising session and have submitted all of your required documentation (Compass, ACCUPLACER, or ACT scores, transcripts, immunization records, etc.), you will receive your acceptance letter via email. Please allow 3-4 weeks processing time.

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