Register now for clinical medical assistant program

The Lee College clinical medical assistant (CMA) program in Anahuac starts this month, but interested students still have until Thursday, Aug. 21, to register for classes and prepare to begin training for an exciting health care career.

The Anahuac CMA program is a part-time commitment that will run from Monday, 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 Lee College Center for Workforce and Community Development will host a registration and financial assistance event for prospective students from 1-3 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 14, at the Anahuac Library.

The United Way of Greater Baytown Area and Chambers County is offering 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.

For more information on registration and scholarship opportunities, contact the Center for Workforce and Community Development at 281.425.6311.