SOWELA Offers Emergency Medical Training at Leesville Site

Prospective Students Can Earn EMT Certification in Four Months with Evening and Weekend Classes

Lake Charles, Louisiana – Tuesday, May 7

SOWELA Technical Community College’s Office of Workforce Solutions is now registering for Emergency Medical Training (EMT) with classes meeting Tuesday and Thursday evenings and one Saturday a month starting Tuesday, June 25, a convenient training option for individuals who are currently working and want to upskill their credentials or make a career change.

Students will learn the emergency medical service system, the role and responsibilities of the Emergency Medical Technician, patient packaging, anatomy, physiology, patient assessment, airway management and more.

The EMT certification is a great launching point to become a paramedic or firefighter. Further, the Bureau of Labor Statistics expects a 19% gain in EMT and Paramedic employment across the state of Louisiana over the next decade, which means individuals with these certifications are in demand and have strong job security.

The cost of the training is $1,950. Scholarships and financial assistance are available for those that qualify. Limited training seats are available. Classes are held at SOWELA’s Leesville location, 15014 Lake Charles Highway, Leesville, Louisiana, 71446.

For more information or to register, visit Emergency Medical Training or call (337) 421-6560 or email

About SOWELA Technical Community College

SOWELA Technical Community College provides traditional, distance, and lifelong learning experiences and awards associate degrees, technical diplomas, and certificates. The College empowers learners in career and technical education and enables transfer students to pursue a four-year degree, so all learners excel as globally competitive citizens. The College has been educating the region’s workforce for more than 85 years.

3820 Senator J. Bennett Johnston Avenue
Lake Charles, Louisiana 70615
(337) 421-6565
(800) 256-0483

Mon-Thu: 7:45 AM to 4:15 PM
Friday: 7:45 AM to 12:00 PM
(337) 421-6550

SOWELA Technical Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, disability, or age in its programs and activities. The following person(s) have been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies:

Title IX Officer

Candy Parker

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3820 Sen. J. Bennett Johnston Ave. Lake Charles, LA 70615

ADA Officer

Maegan Lewis

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