TPEG scholarships available for CNA and medical office certification courses

07.20.2017 | By Jeannie Peng Mansyur

Eligible scholarship recipients can receive almost $2,000 in health care training

PASADENA, Texas – Need-based scholarships from the Texas Public Education Grant (TPEG) are available for certification courses in Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) and medical office professional.

The CNA course, valued at $1,930, starts on Oct. 2 and ends on Dec. 7, meeting Monday through Friday from 1 to 5 p.m., on the San Jacinto College Central Campus. This course includes some additional Saturday hours with clinicals scheduled in eight-hour intervals. The CNA course teaches the skills, knowledge and abilities to care for residents of long-term care facilities. After completion of the class, participants will be eligible to take the State of Texas Certified Nurse Aide Certification Exam.

The Medical Office Professional course, valued at $1,399, starts on Sept. 6 and ends on Dec. 13, meeting on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., on the San Jacinto College Central Campus. This course includes two Saturday class meetings. Participants learn about working in a medical office setting, basic office procedures, medical records administration, medical terminology and pathophysiology. This course is the prerequisite course for the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) Medical Coding Curriculum for Certified Professional Coder (CPC) Certification.

Basic eligibility for TPEG scholarships includes a demonstrated financial need. In addition, the applicant must be at least 18 years of age and have no student loan defaults or prior balance due to San Jacinto College. Scholarships are limited in number and awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Applicants must complete the 2017-2018 Texas Application for State Financial Aid (TASFA). Some courses may require specific prerequisites such as a high school diploma, GED, negative TB screening and a background check.

TPEG-funded courses are offered through San Jacinto College’s Continuing and Professional Development division. The San Jacinto College Central Campus is located at 8060 Spencer Highway in Pasadena. To apply for TPEG scholarships, please call 281-478-3636 or email

About the Continuing and Professional Development division
This division at San Jacinto College provides continuing education and training for both current and future employees in the professional and technical job sectors, as well as provides the public with noncredit open enrollment course options to enhance their lives. Professional and technical training is available through contract training, open enrollment, and grant funding. For more information, call 281-476-1838 or visit the Continuing and Professional Development division website.

About San Jacinto College
Surrounded by monuments of history, industries and maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has been serving the citizens of East Harris County, Texas, since 1961. As a fiscally sound institution, the College currently holds bond ratings of AA and Aa2 by Standard & Poor’s and Moody’s, respectively. San Jacinto College is a 2017 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence Rising Star Award recipient and an Achieving the Dream Leader College. Approximately 30,000 students each semester benefit from a support system that maps out a pathway for success. The College offers seven areas of study that prepare a diverse body of students to transfer to a four-year college or university or enter the workforce with the skills needed to support the growing industries along the Texas Gulf Coast. San Jacinto College graduates contribute nearly $690 million each year to the Texas workforce.

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