Emergency Medical Technician

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) is the entry-level position in Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and most fire services. The course is also required for those who want to become a paramedic. Students who successfully complete all course requirements are eligible to take the National Registry EMT certification examination. After becoming nationally registered as an EMT, students are eligible to apply to the Texas Department of State Health Services for certification as a Texas EMT. Temple College offers EMT courses in both Temple and Hutto.

Degrees & Certificates

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Emergency Medical Services
Emergency Medical Technician Occupational Skills Award

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Debbie Parten


Program Information

 Application Procedure

 Admission steps

  1. Apply to Temple College
  2. Submit official transcripts to Admissions and Records
  3. Submit complete application packet to EMS Department
Information Sessions

Due to campus closure because of COVID19, we are offering virtual info sessions until further notice.

Virtual Info Session

 Clinical Affiliates
 We strongly believe that the clinical experience our students receive is a vital part of their clinical education and are proud of the clinical affiliations we have to offer.  We are fortunate to have access to Level 1 Trauma Centers and Academic Teaching Hospitals.  Students learn in teaching hospitals and are mentored by physicians, not nurses.  Temple is a hospital intensive area with Scott and White Medical Center, McLane Children’s Hospital and numerous award winning field clinical rotations.

Program Highlights

  • 96% job placement rate
  • Students are sought after by local EMS agencies