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. Watch the virtual information session (link below)
  4. Answer the questions related to the information session (must score at least 80%)
  5. We will send the application packet to the email address provided
  6. Return the completed application packet and we will assist you in registering for classes
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

Health Insurance

Proof of health insurance for all Emergency Medical Services students is encouraged prior to beginning the first clinical course, consistent with the requirements of our clinical education partners. With the increasing risks of providing patient care, it is necessary for you to be protected. This coverage is in addition to the accident insurance provided by the college. While it is not required by the EMS department, not having insurance will greatly limit the clinical sites you may attend.

Health insurance coverage must be Major Medical Insurance. It usually includes primary and specialty care, urgent care including emergency room, hospital inpatient services, as well as ambulatory/outpatient services. Copays, deductibles, maximums, and services covered vary by policy.

Proof of insurance will be verified each semester by submitting a copy of an insurance card. Verification of coverage from the provider will also be required if the name on the card does not match (e. g. covered under a parent’s policy).

Students are required to keep the policy current and notify the program if changes occur. Failure to do so will result in removal from the clinical site and possible withdrawal from the program because students may not be able to meet their learning objectives.

Possible Resources (This is not an endorsement of any site or policy):

Bell County Indigent Health Services
Temple College Circle of Support – There is a list of resources, including a drop-down menu for health resources.