Course Work

Attend scheduled zoom meetings to engage in an interactive lectures with your Peers and instructors. 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 Hospital Emergency Rooms and 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.

Regularly Scheduled VILT Sessions

With real-time delivery in a live, online format Virtual Instructor-Led Training (VILT) blends the qualities of Instructor-Led classroom training with the convenience of a virtual, online classroom. Training is achieved via an easy-to-use web application where our highly-qualified and experienced instructors provide real-time instruction and interaction.

You can chat real-time with instructors or other classmates that are geographically dispersed from all over the world. It’s fairly common to be in a classroom with firefighters and EMTs deployed overseas and even over at the next fire station.

VILT presents opportunities for you to advance your skills while gaining access to your peers  and experts from other locations.

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

20+ Years

Educating Firefighters, EMTs and Paramedics

24 Hour


7 Days

A Week