Due to an urgent need for health care providers in the area, the Temple College Adult Education and Literacy program has scholarships available for training and certification for Certified Nursing Aide (with enhanced Telemetry training), Electrocardiography (EKG) Technician, Phlebotomy Technician and Commercial Drivers License (CDL).

Registration is open now until slots are filled. Select individuals who meet requirements will receive a scholarship that covers 100% of tuition and certification testing fees. Upon completion, graduates will participate in a job fair with prospective employers. The courses will be offered through Temple College’s Business and Continuing Education Division.

Certified Nursing Aides work in health care facilities, where they assist nurses in providing patient care. Nurse aides perform basic care functions such as bathing, grooming and feeding patients, assisting nurses with medical equipment and checking patients’ vital signs under the supervision of a licensed vocational nurse or a registered nurse. They work in many types of health care facilities, including hospitals, long‐term care facilities, home health agencies, community health clinics, hospices, and physicians’ offices. The addition of enhanced Telemetry training provides the basic knowledge needed to assist and specialize in Electrocardiography, a need identified by current healthcare employers.

Electrocardiography (EKG) Technicians work in hospitals, physician offices and other health facilities and are key members of the medical team. Duties of a EKG technician include conducting electrocardiogram testing, preparing patients for various cardiovascular test, checking quality of recorded data, reporting findings to the attending physician and maintaining cardiography equipment in good working order.

Phlebotomy Technicians work in hospitals, physician offices and other health facilities, and are an important member of the clinical laboratory team. Duties of a phlebotomy technician may include drawing blood, preparing specimens for storage or testing, assembling equipment and verifying patients’ records. A phlebotomist may also conduct patient interviews and screen donors at a blood bank.


Commercial Drivers License (CDL) holders work in various environments and are responsible for the transportation of goods from the manufacturing warehouse to specific store locations. CDL drivers’ duties include inspecting the items before and after the delivery to ensure that the orders are correct with the right quantity, providing proof of delivery from the receiving customers, following the delivery schedule and report any delays immediately, monitoring the vehicle’s engine for efficiency, and escalating concerns of incorrect deliveries and defective items.

The courses will be offered through Temple College’s Business and Continuing Education Division. Those who are selected for the program receive additional training in adult basic education contextualized to fit their core field, soft skills and workforce preparation training.

For more information, contact Marcia Temple at (254) 298-8626 or marcia.temple@templejc.edu or Javier Ruiz at (254) 298-8578 or javier.ruiz@templejc.edu.