The College of Health Care Professions, Houston Med Center

The College of Health Care Professions, Houston Med Center

Programs Available at Our Houston - Med Center Campus

Have you been thinking about a career in healthcare? With over 100,000 medical professionals, over 60 healthcare institutions and thousands of patients visiting every day , there is no better place to pursue that career than in the Houston Med Center. We have expanded our Houston presence to offer the training and certification preparation you need to achieve your career goals with the College of Health Care Professions (CHCP) Houston Med Center campus. We’re right where the healthcare career opportunities are. Our Houston Med Center campus offers certificate programs for Dental Assistant, Medical Assistant, Medical Coding & Billing and Ophthalmic Assistant. Plus, we offer the Associate of Applied Science in Health & Medical Administrative Services (HMAS) to help you take your career to the next level. Is a career in healthcare support right for you? Explore your options where the potential opportunities are—at CHCP’s Houston Med Center campus.

Seminars Available at Our Houston - Med Center Campus

CHCP Instructor Handing Over Diploma to Graduate


“The CHCP teachers are always lending a helping hand. Whether its school related or personal, they can help with literally anything. Would recommend this school to friends, family and beyond.”

– Mya W., CHCP Houston Med Center Student

Frequently Asked Questions about the CHCP Houston Med Center Campus

Thinking about pursuing a career in medical support? At CHCP’s Houston Med Center campus, we can help. We offer several programs to help grow your career in healthcare. Here are a few frequently asked questions about the CHCP Houston Med Center Campus.

How do I apply for a program at the Houston Med Center Campus?

If you are interested in applying to CHCP Houston Med Center, you can begin by filling out the application or visiting our campus. You can learn about the program application requirements on each program page. 

What is the price of the programs at CHCP? What is the cost of tuition at CHCP?

You can see the tuition information by visiting our Tuition and Financial Aid Section.

Can I apply for Financial Aid at CHCP?

Financial aid is available for those who qualify. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the key to obtaining federal financial aid such as grants, student loans, and more. We also offer a scholarship and grants based on eligibility and/or need. To learn more about what financial aid options are available, check out our financial aid page.

What is Career Services? Does Career Services guarantee a job?

Career Services is available to every CHCP student for life. Each campus has a Career Services Director and team that will work with the students to help them develop interpersonal skills that healthcare professionals seek when reviewing candidates to hire. They also offer job placement assistance.

How do I contact a staff member or department?

If you are looking to contact the staff member of a specific department, give our campus a call for more information. During our campus tours, we can work with the program directors to set up time to discuss your needs or questions about a program.

Do I need to submit SAT or ACT scores?

CHCP does not require students to submit their ACT or SAT scores upon enrollment. You are required to have a high school diploma or GED. Diplomas issued outside of the United States must be translated and notarized prior to enrollment. Students should be able to fluently read and write in English.

Are home school diplomas accepted?

We accept all high school diplomas or GEDs from locally recognized home school programs. If you are not sure, please bring your diploma and related paperwork.

Why is the program I want not available at this campus?

While we currently may not offer the program you are looking for at the Houston Med Center Campus, we are constantly expanding our programs across all campuses. If a program is not offered here, you can also check our Online campus or another campus nearby (if applicable).

What do I do if I am not accepted for the program I want to enroll in?

We have rolling admissions throughout the year. If  you are not accepted in a specific program, it may be due to space or you did not meet the enrollment requirements. If we do not have a space open, we will work to get you into the next available program start. If you did not meet the enrollment requirements, check out our other programs available or talk to admissions who will work with you to find another program that fits your goals.

Do we offer day and evening classes?

The CHCP Houston Med Center campus offers day and evening courses in many of our programs. We also offer innovative blended programs that provide the flexibility to fit into your busy schedule.

Does CHCP Houston Med Center accept students of varying ages and backgrounds?

Yes, CHCP has students from varying backgrounds and different stages in their lives. We strive to offer support in any way possible to help them reach their goals.

Will my credits transfer into a CHCP Program?

Depending on the types of courses you took and how long ago you received credit for them, you may be eligible to transfer credits into a qualifying program. Please be sure to provide your official transcript upon enrollment.

More about the CHCP Houston Med Center Campus

CHCP's Houston Med Center campus offers many healthcare training programs that can help prepare you for a new healthcare career. Houston is one of the fastest-growing cities in the U.S., making it a great place to start a career in healthcare. Houston is home to over 100 hospitals. Once your medical training with CHCP is complete, you may have plenty of opportunities to begin your healthcare career!

For healthcare technicians, the presence of multiple medical facilities makes Houston an area of great opportunity. The Texas Med Center is also located in the Greater Houston area and is considered the largest medical center in the world and includes 21 renowned hospitals .

Conveniently located in Houston just off the 610 Loop between Kirby and Main, students at CHCP’s Houston Med Center campus have easy access to everything the city has to offer. To begin, the campus near the Medical Center in Houston offers access to hundreds of different medical offices and services, providing access to a number of career opportunities for our graduates .

This campus focuses on training future healthcare professionals such as Dental Assistant, Medical Assistant, and certificate and degree programs. In addition, there is no end to activities its centralized location has to offer. The home of the Houston Texans, NRG Stadium, is just up the road. The homes of the Astros and Rockets are less than 10 miles away, as are the Museum of Fine Arts, the Children’s Museum, the Houston Zoo, and the Cockrell Butterfly Center. Plus, the Houston Med Center campus is at the center of the city’s medical district, offering easy access to a number of externship sites, job opportunities, and career possibilities for our students and graduates .

In addition to a host of professionally focused programs to choose from—including the Dental Assistant certificate and Medical Assistant certificate—our Houston Med Center campus location is perfectly situated in one of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas to prepare you to pursue any number of career opportunities. Plus, with all the nearby parks, shopping centers, and leisure activities available to you, you can live life while pursuing your education and career future. Easy access to 610 means you are never more than a short car ride from Houston’s exciting sports scene and invigorating nightlife.

CHCP’s Houston Med Center Campus—Making a Difference in Healthcare

CHCP's Houston Med Center campus offers many healthcare training programs that can help you get started on the path to a new career.

CHCP has been helping students achieve their professional goals of working in the healthcare field for 30 years. Whether you're looking for medical coding and billing or dental assisting career training in Houston, TX, CHCP offers a variety of flexible courses that will provide you with the skills and knowledge needed to be part of healthcare teams at hospitals, nursing facilities, physician's offices and other locations.

Pursue a Career as a Dental Assistant

Earn Your Dental Assistant Certificate Right Here in Houston, TX

CHCP’s Houston Med Center-based Dental Assistant Program is designed to help you prepare for entry-level positions in dental work. As a dental assistant, you will provide compassionate patient care in a dental support role. Your dental assistant certificate program will cover everything from administrative and office procedures to technical patient-centered tasks, such as dental radiographs and maintaining dental equipment. And, from our modern dental lab located at our Houston Med Center location, you will learn how to help dentists with procedures such as fillings, crowns, extractions, and root canals.  

Once you complete your Houston Med Center-based dental assistant program from CHCP, you will be prepared to take your certification test and move forward to obtaining your state-registered dental assistant x-ray certification through the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners.

Or Pursue Your Medical Assistant Career

Earn your Medical Assistant Certificate in Houston, TX in the Med Center

The Medical Assistant Program offered at CHCP’s Houston Med Center campus will prepare you for a career as a medical assistant. This blended (on-campus and online) program is designed to take 36 weeks. You will learn how to take vital signs, record patient history, perform EKG injections, and more. Graduates from our program are well-trained in both clinical and administrative skills; this versatility allows them to be utilized at the front desk as well as in a hands-on, medical capacity. In addition, we emphasize professional communication, so you will be able to communicate well with coworkers, patients, and other medical personnel.

Once you complete our Medical Assistant Program in Houston, you’ll be more than ready to take the Nationally Registered Certified Medical Assistant Exam through the National Association of Health Professionals. With medical assistant training from CHCP, you’ll be equipped with all of the knowledge you need to be an entry-level medical assistant.

Mika Wearing Cap and Gown Standing with 3 CHCP Instructors

Houston Med Center Executive Director Featured

The Hechinger Report featured an opinion piece by Mika Thibeaux, a CHCP graduate, and LeNetia Edwards, Executive Director of CHCP’s Houston Med Center campus. Mika shares her story from homelessness to a career and the importance of the support she received from CHCP during her struggles. Her success story is a testament to human-centered learning that recognizes the circumstance, needs and entirety of the student.

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Visit our Houston Med Center, TX, Campus

If you are interested in applying to CHCP Houston Med Center, you can begin by filling out the application or visiting our campus. During our campus tours, you get to see what it's like to be a student at CHCP and we can answer any questions you have about our programs or enrollment.

The CHCP Houston Med Center campus is conveniently located off of Highway S. 610 W. Parking at the campus is free in the designated area.

The CHCP Houston Med Center Campus Hours of Operation are:

  • Monday - 9:00AM to 7:00PM
  • Tuesday - 9:00AM to 7:00PM
  • Wednesday - 9:00AM to 7:00PM
  • Thursday - 9:00AM to 7:00PM
  • Friday - 8:00AM to 4:00PM
  • Saturday & Sunday - Closed

2616 South Loop West, Suite 201
Houston, TX  77054
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