Texas Fire Academy
Emergency Medical Technician - Basic

Texas Fire Academy offers the Emergency Medical Technician - Basic course in three different formats, a standard classroom setting, a hybrid setting both online and in classroom, and a San Marcos High School class open to senior level students.

Standard Classroom Setting

This course is an in-person lecture class four and a half months (18 weeks) in length with a minimum of 208 hours. See the Sample Schedule in the Downloads area for more information.

  • Classroom - 140 hours
  • Field Rotation - 60 hours (minimum)
  • Clinical Internship - 8 hours


It is held in the evenings, Tuesday and Thursday, 6pm-10pm. All  homework and quizzes are done online through our E-Learning system. Each of the 40 units covered in the course will have homework and quizzes. Each module with have an exam, which are face to face in the classroom. A 75% average is required to attend clinical opportunities. The final exam is considered Pass/Fail.


EMT-Basic Standard Tuition: $1500.00

This includes:

  • Textbooks
  • Uniform shirts



San Marcos High School

Texas Fire Academy in partnership with the San Marcos Consolidated Independent School District offers a two semester Emergency Medical Technician - Basic course open to senior level students at San Marcos High School. Tuition is free for SMCISD students with textbooks and uniform shirts provided. Contact us for more information.

To reserve a spot in the class:

Submit a deposit of $375.00, a completed and signed Course Application, and the signed Refund Policy. The outstanding documents and remaining tuition must be submitted no later than the last day of registration. 



Important Information:

Registration ends 3 p.m. on the last day of registration for each class. Incomplete registration requirements, documents and/or unpaid balance on tuition may result in the loss of the class seat to someone on a waiting list. All cadets are required to appear in person during the last week of registration at 3528 Hunter Road, San Marcos, Texas. Office hours are normally M-F from 9am – 3pm except on holidays.


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