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Technical Competency Area in EMT: Basic

The EMT: Basic 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 certification by the National Registry of EMT’s and licensure by the State of Louisiana.

The Bossier Parish Community College EMT: Basic Program is authorized by the Louisiana State Bureau of Emergency Medical Services.

Specific Requirements:

Students pursuing a technical competency certification as EMT: Basic 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: Basic program includes didactic, laboratory, and field instruction. The State of Louisiana Bureau of EMS requires that EMT: Basic students must have a high school diploma or a Louisiana High School Equivalency before enrolling in an EMT: Basic 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.

Required courses for Technical Competency in EMT: Basic


  Hours
EMTP 100: Emergency Medical Technician 8
EMTP 100L: EMT Lab 1
Total 9

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