The EMT program provides students with one semester training in the skills and knowledge necessary to provide entry level pre-hospital emergency medical care. Upon successful completion of the course, the student is eligible to test for national and state certification as an EMT.
The Bossier Parish Community College EMT Program is authorized by the Louisiana State Bureau of Emergency Medical Services.
Students pursuing a technical competency certification as EMT must first meet College admission requirements. Students must show competency in reading as documented by ACT, placement tests or completion of the READ 099 course. The EMT program includes didactic, laboratory, and field instruction. The State of Louisiana Bureau of EMS requires that EMT students must have a high school diploma or a Louisiana High School Equivalency before enrolling in an EMT training course. Additionally, students must be 17 years old to enroll in the course but will not be allow to obtain state certification until they turn 18.
Students must meet certain criteria to sit for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians EMT Cognitive and Psychomotor exams and to apply for State certification.
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(1) Students must be 17 years old to enter the program, but will not be allowed to take the Bureau of EMS certification exam until they are 18 years old.
(2) To enroll student must possess a high school diploma or G.E.D.
(3) Must be physically able to function as an EMT and be current with immunizations.