EMS Academy

The EMT Academy is currently in session.

The next class is scheduled to begin in October 2018 (details below).

Please contact Jeanine Southall, Training Coordinator, at 512-288-5576 ext. 104, for more information.
The next EMT Academy is preparing to begin enrollment for class #22 (DSHS Approval #614162).
Click HERE to download the application.
Applications and payments are currently being accepted.


October 22, 2018 through March 9, 2019
Monday, Wednesday, Friday – 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Saturday classes as needed – 8:00 am to 5:00 pm


Approximately 20 weeks comprised of:
223.5 hours in classroom & labs
16 hours of hospital ED clinicals
36 hours of ambulance field rotations


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


$1,450.00 – includes textbook, use of uniform shirt for clinicals, t-shirt, AHA CPR course, 9-panel drug screen & TB testing, stethoscope, blood pressure cuff, and penlight.
A $250 non-refundable deposit is due with the application which should be delivered or mailed to TCESD #3 at 4111 Barton Creek Blvd. Austin, Texas 78735. Credit cards are also accepted at our business offices at the Barton Creek address.


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


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 (Go to: 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
Go to: Schedule or Manage an Appointment and follow prompts



The Emergency Medical Technician course is designed to prepare the student to enter the field of Emergency Medical Services at an entry level position. The course is taught to the National Education Standard and exceeds the minimum number of course hours required by the Texas Department of State Health Services.

When the student successfully completes 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.