TPEG scholarship-funded computer training available

08.01.2017 | By Jeannie Peng Mansyur

PASADENA, Texas – Scholarship-funded computer training is available through the San Jacinto College Continuing and Professional Development division, thanks to the Texas Public Education Grant (TPEG).

The Microsoft Office 2016/Digital Literacy course, valued at $1,230, offers two schedule options, day and evening. The day class will be held on the San Jacinto College Central Campus, located at 8060 Spencer Highway in Pasadena, from Sept. 25 to Nov. 8, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The evening class will be held on the San Jacinto College South Campus, located at 13735 Beamer Road in Houston, from Oct. 10 to Dec. 7, 6 to 10 p.m. Participants will learn the fundamentals of Microsoft Office 2016 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook) and keyboarding.

The Computerized Patient Management course, valued at $810, will be held at the Cleveland-Ripley Neighborhood Center, located at 720 Fairmont Parkway in Pasadena, from Oct. 9 to Nov. 15, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Prerequisites for this course requires successful completion of both the Digital Literacy and Medical Office Professional courses. Participants who take the Computerized Patient Management course will receive an Introduction to Electronic Health Records (EHR) and learn step-by-step computerized front and back office activities like registration, patient visit tracking and billing.

TPEG scholarships are need-based; applicants must demonstrate financial need. In addition, applicants 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.

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 45,000 credit and non-credit students each semester benefit from a support system that maps out a pathway for success. The College offers eight areas of study that prepare a diverse body of students to transfer to four-year colleges or universities 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.

For more information about San Jacinto College call 281-998-6150, visit or join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter.