EMS Academy

The EMT Academy is currently in session.

The next class is scheduled to begin in late Spring 2020.

Please contact Training Coordinator Jeanine Southall by email at JSouthall@OakHillFire.org or via phone at (512) 288-5576 ext. 104 for more information or to be placed on the “interested” list.

 

GENERAL COURSE LENGTH

223.5 hours in classroom & labs
16 hours of hospital Emergency Department clinicals
48 hours of ambulance field rotations

Approximately 20 weeks total.
Classes run Monday, Wednesday, Friday from approximately 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm
and Saturdays (as needed) from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

 

WHERE

Oak Hill Fire Department Training Center
9211 Circle Drive
Austin, Texas 78736

 

ANTICIPATED COURSE COST

$1,450.00 – includes tuition, textbook, ID badge, use of uniform shirt for clinical rotations, t-shirt, AHA CPR course, 9-panel drug screen, TB testing, stethoscope, blood pressure cuff, and penlight.

A non-refundable deposit of $250.00 is due with application (will be applied to your tuition).
Payments can be made via cash, check, money order, or most major credit cards during regular business hours at 4111 Barton Creek Blvd, Austin, TX 78735.

 

ADDITIONAL COSTS (responsibility of the individual)

$70.00 National Registry Computer Testing Fee
$64.00 Texas DSHS Certification Fee
$39.70 Criminal History Check

 

DOCUMENTATION REQUIREMENTS

The following documentation must be presented by or before the first day of class:
*Copy of High School Diploma, GED, or college transcript
*Verification of Immunization against: Tetanus, Diphtheria, Mumps, Measles & Rubella, Hepatitis B, Chicken Pox, and a current influenza vaccination
*Criminal History Check (Visit: www.IdentoGO.com and follow the procedure below)

Get Fingerprinted (top right blue box)
Select by State > Texas > Go
Digital Fingerprinting (left side of page)
State History Check (bottom left)
Select Type: Texas Personal Review – Employment Review > Submit
Go to: Schedule or Manage an Appointment and follow prompts

 

COURSE OVERVIEW

The Emergency Medical Technician – Basic (EMT-B) Course is designed to prepare students to enter the Emergency Medical Services field at an entry level position as an EMT-Basic. The EMT-B course is taught to National Education Standards and the number of course hours exceeds the minimum number of course hours required by the Texas Department of State Health Services.

Once the student has successfully completed the course, they are eligible to test for certification with the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians. Upon obtaining NR certification, the student is then eligible to apply for certification with the Texas Department of State Health Services.