Sowela offers Emergency Medical Responder Training at Leesville site

Published 9:23 am Thursday, March 16, 2023

Sowela Technical Community College’s Office of Workforce Solutions is now registering for emergency medical responder training with class starting Tuesday, April 11. The program offers evening classes at Sowela’s Leesville location, 15014 Lake Charles Highway.  

The entry-level emergency medical responder course prepares individuals for employment in various industrial and first-responder settings. Completing this course can be a prerequisite to EMT training offered at Sowela Leesville Summer 2023. 

The EMR course gives students the basic knowledge and skills to manage many medical and trauma-related emergencies. Upon completing this course, graduates can seek a Louisiana EMR practitioner license from the Louisiana Bureau of EMS and national certification as an emergency medical responder through the National Registry of EMTs. 

The cost of the training is $750. Scholarships and financial assistance are available for those that qualify. Limited training seats are available. 

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