An EMT is the entry level position to working in EMS and most fire services. The course is also required for those who want to become a paramedic.  For more information see our About EMS page.  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 Service for certification as a Texas EMT.

Course Content

To become certified as an Emergency Medical Technicians, students will need to complete two courses.  The primary course is EMSP 1501.  This class covers topics such as patient assessment, airway management, trauma management, cardiac arrest management, cardiology, medical emergencies and pediatrics.  Other topics include  EMS systems, medical/legal issues, workforce safety, documentation, communication, rescue awareness, obstetrics, gynecology, and geriatrics,

Students must also register for EMSP 1160.  This is the clinical portion of the course.  Students are required to complete specific emergency room and EMS agency rotations.

Course Offering

The Temple College EMT courses are offered in the Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters in both Temple and Hutto.  This course meets two evenings each week.  In addition, students will have two Saturday sessions.  Clinical rotations will be scheduled outside of these times.

EMT Admission Process

For additional information about prerequisites, costs, and how to apply for admission, please refer to the EMT application packet.

Certificates and Degrees

Students are encouraged to continue their education and reach their full potential.  Students enrolling in the EMT Program are able to complete several certificates and Degrees.