Scholarships available for clinical medical assistant students

New scholarship money is now available for students in Chambers County who want to begin training for an exciting healthcare career through the Lee College clinical medical assistant (CMA) program in Anahuac.

The Anahuac CMA program is a part-time commitment that will run from Aug. 25, 2014, through June 5, 2015. Students will attend classes twice per week at Anahuac High School, ultimately completing 140 total classroom hours and 48 hours of clinical rotation at local facilities.

The United Way of Greater Baytown Area and Chambers County will offer scholarship money to Lee College CMA students in Anahuac that will cover up to 40 percent of the costs for the year-long program. In addition, students can apply for financial assistance through the Texas Public Education Grant, which will also pay up to 40 percent of the program costs for those eligible.

Medical assistants perform routine clinical tasks to keep the offices of physicians, podiatrists and optometrists running smoothly. A typical workday may include assisting a physician during an examination, working with patients to accurately record medical histories and vital signs, or collecting and preparing specimens for laboratory testing.

CMA program participants will have access to CPR classes, immunizations and other special opportunities being developed by the college workforce center and its community partners, including the Anahuac Independent School District, Chambers County Health District, Chambers Recovery Team and United Way of Greater Baytown Area and Chambers County.

Registration deadlines for the Lee College CMA program in Anahuac are approaching fast. For more information about scholarship opportunities and how to apply, contact the Center for Workforce and Community Development at 281.425.6311.