Healthcare Training

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Paraprofessionals in the healthcare industry assist doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and other medical professionals in providing patient care and related services in settings such as hospitals, pharmacies, medical labs, health clinics, schools, physician’s offices, nursing care facilities, and patient homes. They serve an important role in the healthcare field as they often work directly with patients, but may also assist with administrative duties and record keeping. They help patients feel well-cared for and perform routine tasks such as drawing blood, bathing patients, filling prescriptions, measuring and recording temperatures, blood pressure, and other vital signs.

Typically, students enrolled in these courses complete their training within only a few months and can increase their employability by obtaining a certification in their field of study. Some graduates choose to go straight into the workforce, while others continue on in pursuit of a degree in nursing or an allied health field, such as dental hygiene.

All healthcare courses require in-person registration at 909 Decker Dr., Baytown.

A Certified Nursing Aide assists patients or clients with healthcare needs under the supervision of a Registered Nurse (RN) or a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). This program follows the standards and curriculum provided by the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services and prepares a student for the TDADS Nurse Aides State Licensure Exam.

Cost: $805

Certified Nurse Aide (PDF)

This class prepares Medical Assistant students to perform patient clinical skills in the medical office setting. Emphasis is on patient assessment, examination, and treatment as directed by a physician. Includes vital signs, collection, and documentation of patient information, asepsis, office clinical procedures, and other treatments as appropriate for ambulatory care settings.

Cost: $2,330

Clinical Medical Assistant (PDF)

The Dental Assistant program prepares students for entry-level positions in one of the fastest-growing healthcare positions-Dental Assisting! This class is a study of pre-clinical chair-side assisting procedures, instrumentation, infection and hazard control protocol, and equipment safety and maintenance.

Cost: $1,969

Dental Assisting (PDF)

This class prepares the EKG Technician student to assist physicians in diagnosing and treating cardiac and peripheral vascular ailments by performing diagnostic tests to assess the heart rhythm and rate in patients. Coursework includes the fundamentals of anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular system, medical terminology, ethical/legal aspects, and interpretation of basic dysrhythmias, appropriate treatment modalities, and community skills.

Cost: $882

EKG Technician (PDF)

This certificate program will prepare you for entry-level positions as a Phlebotomy Technician. You will complete coursework in the classroom and in an area laboratory. Upon successful completion of the program, you will be eligible to take the national certification examination in Phlebotomy.

Cost: $1,054

Phlebotomy Technician (PDF)

The course is designed for anyone interested in working in public safety, including fire, police, and ambulance operations. EMT-Basic training consists of classroom and clinical training. The coursework and hands-on experience are designed to prepare students to administer care in emergency situations. The program covers anatomy and physiology, initial patient survey and triage, airway management, oxygen therapy, and treatment of bleeding, shock, cardiac arrest, automated external defibrillation, fractures, spinal injuries, and other medical emergencies.

Cost: $1,675

Emergency Medical Technician (PDF)

Development of practical Spanish communication skills for the health care employee including medical terminology, greetings, common expressions, commands, and phrases normally used within a hospital or physician’s office.

Cost: $170

In an effort to better serve student needs and interests, we offer programs along with our educational partners, CCI, and Ed2Go. For a listing of those programs visit:

Check Eligibility for Licensing Exams

Students who have a felony conviction should check with the Program Manager of their program to determine if a licensing exam is required to be employed. Some examples include, but are not limited to, education, nursing, cosmetology, and technology programs. Legislative changes, specifically, HB 1508 from the 85th Texas legislative session section 53.151 (2017), require notification to applicants and enrollees regarding the consequences of a criminal conviction on eligibility for an occupational license. Students may be ineligible for an occupational license upon completion of a program due to prior convictions.