Workforce Center enrolling for Spring 2016 fast-track healthcare programs

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BAYTOWN, TX — It can take as little as 6-9 weeks to launch a new healthcare career for the new year through the fast-track programs offered by the Lee College Center for Workforce and Community Development, which is still enrolling students for the spring semester.

Some 9,000 new healthcare jobs are expected to open in the Houston area this year alone, according to the Greater Houston Partnership. Prospective students can choose from several healthcare training program options at Lee College this spring, in both traditional and online formats, to help prepare them for work in the growing industry.

The Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) program begins this month, and includes one track in which classes are held only on Saturdays. Certified Medical Assistant training also begins this month, while Dental Assisting and Phlebotomy will begin in March. Dates are being finalized for the Electrocardiogram (EKG) Technician program and Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) program, pending state approval.

Those who wish to sign up for fast-track healthcare programs are advised to act quickly, as immunizations and other prerequisites must be completed before the start of class. For additional information about program costs and requirements, course curricula and career opportunities, contact the Center for Workforce and Community Development at 281.425.6311 or visit