Course Work

Our online EMT courses are structured similarly to a traditional course where work is done in a blended environment, both online and in-person.

This is a structured course that follows a course syllabus to keep everyone on the same track.

Boot Camp

Experiential learning is key to your EMS education. As part of our program, you will attend prescheduled skills days at our facility in Burnet, TX. Students will have the opportunity to learn from experienced EMS personnel who will show them the tricks of the trade. These skills are spread throughout the course to ensure competency.


You’ll participate in Clinical and Field rotations with Fire/EMS departments. During this phase of the program, you’ll gain hands-on experience and have an opportunity to put your skills into practice through real patient contact, while guided by experienced EMS and medical personnel.

What are you waiting for?

The Southwest EMS Academy staff are a talented, multidisciplinary team of experienced healthcare providers. The staff includes experienced paramedics, fire-rescue personnel, nursing personnel, and physicians, all working together to provide you with current information in a low-stress manner that creates an enjoyable learning experience. Quality emergency medical care for all of our patients is the common theme to our course offerings.

With our Online Hybrid EMS Course, you can join this group of dedicated healthcare providers and make a significant difference in people’s lives.

23+ Years

Educating Firefighters, EMTs and Paramedics

24 Hour


7 Days

A Week

What our students say…

“I recently had the pleasure of attending EMT Boot Camp week at Southwest EMS Academy, and I can say beyond a shadow of a doubt that I chose the right place for EMT training. I am a former Army medic (91A) and EMT-B re-entering the field of EMS after a 20-year absence. To say I was nervous about relearning skills that I hadn’t used in decades was an understatement, but James, Riley, Mike, and Jen really put me at ease while making the entire learning experience enjoyable and worthwhile. Not only did we get plenty of time to learn and practice all the EMT-level skills, we were afforded the opportunity to witness and familiarize ourselves with certain ALS skills in the skills lab as well.

If you’re looking for an EMT training program in the Austin area and you’re on the fence about Southwest EMS Academy, my advice is to stop looking and enroll at SWEMSA immediately. You’ll have a great experience and they have deep contacts in the Texas EMS community to get you the clinical rotations you need. ~Mike Massie, Austin, Texas”

Michael Massie