How Does an Online EMT Course Work?


Our online EMT courses are structured similarly to a traditional course.


This work is done in a blended environment, both online and in-person. 

  • Online Lectures will be completed via the Learning Management System with set due dates scheduled over 4 months. 
    • Total of 90 Didactic Hours which includes:
      • 41 Lectures
      • 10 Unit Review Videos
      • 41 Chapter Quizzes
      • 10 Unit Exams
      • 1 Final Exam
      • 5 Skill Reviews
  • Total of 50 Skills Academy Hours
    • Available after Didactic completed. 
    • The Skills Academy schedule is  Monday-Thursday, 8am-7pm at our campus located at 320 Southland Drive, Burnet, TX 78611
  • Total of 84 Clinical Internship Hours
    • Available after Didactic and Skills Academy completed.
    • Limited to Local Clinical Affiliation sites. SWEMSA has clinical affiliations with local departments in our area.


Skill sessions are held at our campus in Burnet, Texas. These set skill dates will be spent getting the hands on skills knowledge that is needed to be successful as an EMT in the real world. You will work alongside EMS personnel in a skills lab environment. The hands-on portion of the class is usually a favorite among students. Students will be involved in special skills sessions like assisting with vehicle extrication, large scale mass shooting scenarios, and much more. This portion of the course will include all State mandated skills verification.


At the successful completion of the clinical orientation, you will move along to the Internship Phase. During the Internship Phase you will be scheduled to ride along with multiple EMS departments. This experience will be a great opportunity to take all that you have learned during your educational experience and use that in the real world environment.

Students traveling from outside our campus area may be required to stay additional time in the area after the Hands On Skills Academy to fulfill the Internship Phase if Clinical Affiliations outside our campus area are not available.  

This step is the last step. After you have successfully completed the above course requirements, you will be eligible to sit for the National Registry of EMTs exam for certification.

What Will I Learn?

The Southwest EMS Academy EMT Course is designed to prepare and qualify you to take the National Registry of EMTs (NREMT) EMT written and psychomotor tests for certification as an EMT.

You will learn how to perform the following EMT psychomotor skills with confidence:

Perform a rapid and detailed assessment of a patient with a medical or traumatic emergency.

  1. Recognize the nature and seriousness of the patient’s condition or extent of injuries to assess requirements for emergency medical care.
  2. Give life-saving interventions to treat problems associated with airway, breathing, and circulation.
  3. Administer appropriate emergency medical care based on assessment findings of the patient’s condition.
  4. Given a mass casualty incident, perform triage.
  5. Safely and effectively perform the expectations of the job description of the EMT.

Program Tuition:


Price Includes:

  • eBook & eWorkbook
  • SWEMSA Student Portal
  • Navigate 2 TestPrep
  • Fisdap Scheduler and Skills Tracker
  • NREMT Psychomotor Examination
  • Clinical Rotation Fees
  • Clinical Uniform Polo Shirt
  • Boot Camp Fees
  • Boot Camp Uniform T-Shirt
  • Student ID Badge
  • Liability Insurance
Additional Costs not included:
  • Pants, Belt & Boots
  • Stethoscope
  • Background Check
  • Vaccinations
  • High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • Workplace Drug Screen
  • Texas Jurisprudence Exam
  • CPR Course
  • PPE Kit

How Do I Get Started?

Getting started is easy as clicking on the Register Now button and an admissions counselor will contact you within 24 hours to discuss your goals and answer all of your questions.