Due to a continuous need for healthcare providers in the area, the Temple College Adult Education and Literacy program (AEL) has scholarships available for training and certification for Clinical Medical Assistant (CMA), Certified Nurse Aide (CNA), Electrocardiography (EKG) Technician, and Phlebotomy Technician.
Registration is open now until slots are filled. Select individuals who meet requirements will receive a scholarship that covers 100% of tuition and certification testing fees. Upon completion, graduates will participate in a job fair with prospective employers.
Clinical Medical Assistants (CMA) carry out procedures, care for patients, perform basic lab tests and administer medications. They work in many types of healthcare facilities, including hospitals, long‐term care facilities, home-health agencies, community health clinics, hospices, and physicians’ offices.
Certified Nurse Aides (CNA) work in healthcare facilities, where they assist nurses in providing patient care. Nurse aides perform basic care functions such as bathing, grooming and feeding patients, assisting nurses with medical equipment and checking patients’ vital signs under the supervision of a licensed vocational nurse or a registered nurse. They work in many types of healthcare facilities, including hospitals, long‐term care facilities, home-health agencies, community health clinics, hospices, and physicians’ offices. The addition of enhanced telemetry training provides the basic knowledge needed to assist and specialize in electrocardiography, a need identified by current healthcare employers.
Electrocardiography (EKG) technicians work in hospitals, physician offices and other health facilities, and are key members of the medical team. Duties of an EKG technician include conducting electrocardiogram testing, preparing patients for various cardiovascular tests, checking quality of recorded data, reporting findings to the attending physician and maintaining cardiograph equipment.
Phlebotomy technicians work in hospitals, physician offices and other health facilities, and are an important member of the clinical laboratory team. Duties of a phlebotomy technician may include drawing blood, preparing specimens for storage or testing, assembling equipment and verifying patient records. A phlebotomist may also conduct patient interviews and screen donors at a blood bank.
The courses will be offered through Temple College’s Business and Continuing Education Division. Those who are selected for the program receive additional training in adult basic education contextualized to fit their core field, soft skills and workforce preparation training.
ABOUT TEMPLE COLLEGE
Temple College is “Your Community’s College,” a dynamic and growing community college that equips thousands of Central Texas students with the knowledge and skills for 21st-century success. Temple College, which has campuses in Temple, Hutto and Taylor, offers more than 75 degree and certificate programs to students who seek to earn credits for transfer, graduate with an associate degree or complete a certificate for fast entry into the workforce.
Founded in 1926, Temple College has enjoyed a reputation for academic excellence for 97 years. It is nationally recognized for its exceptional programs, from visual and performing arts to competitive athletics. The College has become one of the state’s premiere institutions for healthcare providers’ education and training, advanced manufacturing, and workforce development programs. The faculty and staff are committed to providing exceptional quality instruction.