Temple College’s Adult Education and Literacy program has scholarships available for training and certification for Certified Medical Assistant (CMA), Food Service Management, Electrocardiography (EKG) Technician, Pharmacy Technician and Phlebotomy Technician.


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.

Clinical Medical Assistant

Clinical Medical Assistants (CMA) carry out procedures, care for patients, perform basic lab tests and administer medications. 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.

Electrocardiography (EKG) Technicians

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

Food Service Manager

Food Service Managers perform any number of duties in their establishment. The manager is often the sole point of contact for hiring, overseeing training and making decisions regarding termination of unsuitable employees. They ensure that food, beverages, equipment and all materials necessary for food preparation are supplied to the restaurant.


On a daily basis, they inspect all work areas to ensure that their standards are being upheld and that all health and safety procedures are being followed. Before the doors open they have to make sure that staff is adequately scheduled and prepared for their shift. During hours of operation, they may need to interact directly with customers, by either introducing themselves and personalizing the establishment or addressing complaints regarding the food or service.

This course provides training and certification in Customer Service Support and Food Management.

Pharmacy Technician

A Pharmacy Technician is a health care provider who performs pharmacy related functions, generally working under the direct supervision of a licensed pharmacist. As a pharmacy technician, you will help the pharmacist package or mix prescriptions, maintain client records, refer clients to the pharmacist for counseling, assist with inventory control and purchasing, as well as collect payments and coordinate billing.

Phlebotomy Technician

Phlebotomy Technicians work in hospitals, physician offices and other health facilities, and they are important members 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.

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.