Paramedic program

Advanced Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics provide a higher level of patient care, including advanced airway techniques, a greater variety of medication treatments, and cardiac rhythm interpretation. The advanced scope of practice of AEMTs and Paramedics requires a greater depth of understanding of anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology. The Advanced EMT program prepares students to be pre-hospital professionals who provide basic and limited advanced emergency care for critical and emergent patients. The program helps students build upon their EMT knowledge in anatomy and physiology, medical emergency, cardiology and trauma.

The Paramedic program prepares students to be pre-hospital professionals who focus on providing advanced emergency care for critical and emergent patients. The program helps students reach their full potential by developing academic and clinical competencies, critical thinking skills and leadership skills. Temple College has a long history of producing highly qualified graduates who are becoming leaders within their respective organizations.

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Debbie Parten


Degrees & Certificates

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Emergency Medical Services
Level 1 Certificate in Advanced Emergency Medical Technician
Level 2 Certificate in Paramedic

Program Information

Application Procedure

Admission Steps

  1. Complete the virtual Information Session (see below)
  2. Check your email for an application packet after completing the virtual Information Session
  3. Apply to Temple College
  4. Submit official transcripts to Admission and Records
  5. Submit complete application packet to the EMS Department
  6. Take the Platinum Entrance Exam
  7. Schedule an interview
Information Sessions

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

Virtual Info Session


The Temple College Paramedic Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
(727) 210-2350

Program Outcomes
  • 95% first-time pass rate on NREMT Paramedic Exam
  • High employer satisfaction rates
  • Graduates are hired by the best services

Program Outcomes

Clinical Affiliations

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.

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.