A Texas leader in health care education and training begins enrollment for its most innovative and flexible curriculum to fill the growing need for personnel in allied health fields

DALLAS, August 2, 2018 – The College of Health Care Professions, a Texas leader in health care education and training, showcased its new Dallas campus and kicked off student enrollment for its innovative curriculum designed to fill the growing need for employees in the health care industry in the Dallas area.

At the ribbon-cutting reception, State Rep. Victoria Neave (D-Dallas) opened the ceremony by stressing the important role CHCP plays in preparing future health care professionals. “We have a huge shortage [of people] with the skills necessary to help patients, hospitals and the medical industry,” Neave said. “I want to thank you for the fact that you’re doing work to fill this need.”

As part of the program, Maureen K. Clements, Dallas campus president, and Kendria Taylor, CHCP’s vice president of career services and community relations, presented awards to business and community partners who have worked with CHCP over the years.  Angela Young, chief executive officer of the Urban Inter-Tribal Center of Texas and Yulandor D. Plater, community relations representative for Amerigroup, were recognized for their partnerships with CHCP, including hiring students, providing them externships, and sponsoring special events.

“I can’t say enough about how these two organizations have been invaluable partners to our work here at CHCP,” Clements said. “They help our organization and our students succeed.”

Eric Bing, CHCP’s chief executive officer, explained that CHCP focuses on helping students who are looking for ways to improve their lives.  “We don’t have the typical student,” Bing said. “We have many students who are looking for a chance to make a big change in their lives – and their families’ lives. We focus on student success and support strategies to help them succeed.”

Erica Goodwin, an alumna of CHCP certificate program, is one of those students. While battling breast cancer, Goodwin completed her training, is now finishing her associate’s degree and has enrolled in classes to complete her Bachelor of Science at CHCP. She is planning to continue her education and pursue a career as a physician’s assistant or doctor.

The 30-year-old college, accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools, offers day and evening classes, blended/hybrid, and online programs, allowing students to choose classes that fit into their busy lives. CHCP offers certificate programs in areas such as medical assistant, medical coding and billing, dental assistant, massage therapy, and limited medical radiologic (X-ray) technology. In addition, associate’s and bachelor’s degree programs such as surgical technology, diagnostic medical and cardiovascular sonography, health care management, health and medical administrative services, radiologic technology and radiologic science management are offered. There are more than 2,900 students across Texas on campuses located in Dallas, Austin, Fort Worth, Houston, McAllen and San Antonio.

In 2017, the college had an exceptional job placement rate with students landing positions in various locations such as hospitals, urgent care facilities, group medical practices, government agencies and non-profits. Dallas area employers include the Baylor Health Care System, Methodist Hospital, Texas Children’s Hospital, and Dallas Medical Specialties at Medical City.

To learn more about the College of Health Care Professions or to enroll, go to http://chcp.edu. Call 214.420.3400 or email info@chcp.edu. For media interviews, contact, Neil Foote, Foote Communications, neil@neilfoote.com, 214.448.3765.