EMS Academy

The EMT Academy is currently in session.

The next class is scheduled to begin in late Spring 2019.

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.




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


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


$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 test (T Spot), stethoscope, blood pressure cuff, and penlight. Additional fees will be incurred for criminal background check, National Registry Testing, and State Registration fees.
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.



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



*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 CheckĀ (IdentoGO “Texas Personal Review – Employment Review”)



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.