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 Professions Office
Information Sessions

Temple Main Campus

August 26, 2019
October 28, 2019
February 24, 2020
April 27, 2020
June 29, 2020


*Information sessions begin at 5:30 p.m. in Room 1832 of the Health Sciences Center


 July 30, 2019
September 24, 2019
November 26, 2019
January 28, 2020
March 31, 2020
May 26, 2020
July 28, 2020

*Information sessions begin at 5:30 p.m. in Room A205

 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