The College Of Health Care Professions McAllen, Texas

The College Of Health Care Professions McAllen, Texas

1917 Nolana Ave, Ste 100
McAllen, TX  78504
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Programs Available at Our McAllen Campus

As the regional hub of life in southern Texas, the city of McAllen has seen incredible growth in in recent years. With that growth comes opportunity—including a need for more support professionals to meet the needs of expanding biotech, medical, and health care industries. Have you considered a medical or health care support career? Get the preparation you need to pursue opportunities throughout the region, Texas, and even the nation with advanced technical training right here at the College of Health Care Professions (CHCP) McAllen campus location. We offer several certificate programs to help you get started, including Dental Assistant, Limited Medical Radiologic Technologist with MA Skills, Medical Assistant, Medical Office Specialist, Physical Therapy Technician, and Medical Coding & Billing. Plus, the McAllen campus offers an associate degree completion program to earn an AAS in Diagnostic Medical Sonography. Explore all your options for training and education at our McAllen location below.

More about the CHCP McAllen Campus

Guided by our knowledgeable academic advisory board of Rio Grande Valley health care experts, CHCP's McAllen campus in South Texas features programs to help you earn a degree or certificate and begin a rewarding healthcare career in as little as nine months. With our modern learning model, you'll be completing your education in our classrooms and labs or have the opportunity to fulfill some of your course requirements online. Just like at our other campuses, you'll have the opportunity to gain valuable professional experience by working with actual patients and professionals for a real-life healthcare provider through our externship program. We have dozens of local companies ready to welcome you to the real world of administrative and clinical healthcare.

We were founded by a group of medical doctors from a world renowned Texas Medical Center who recognized the high need for skilled healthcare professionals, and for 30 years CHCP has been a Texas leader in allied healthcare education and career training. We've used our knowledge of the medical industry to create a strong student support network. From your initial interview to our statewide career placement network, you'll be working with people who are focused entirely on people like you, the allied health workforce of tomorrow. We're as committed to our communities as you are to your own.

Pursue a Career as a Dental Assistant
Earn Your Dental Assistant Certificate Right Here in McAllen, TX

CHCP’s Dental Assistant Program in McAllen, Texas is designed to help you prepare for entry-level positions in dentistry and orthodontia as a dental assistant. As a dental assistant, you’ll be expected to provide compassionate patient care in a 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 state-of-the-art dental lab here in McAllen, you’ll learn how to help dentists with procedures like fillings, crowns, extractions, and root canals.  

As CHCP’s southernmost facility, the McAllen campus location is minutes away from Mexico. With a host of professionally focused programs to choose from—including the Dental Assistant certificate—students at the McAllen campus are well prepared to tackle career opportunities throughout the region. Plus, with all the nearby parks, shopping centers, and leisure activities available to them, students can enjoy life while they pursue their educations. Centrally located in the city, students are never more than a short car ride from entertaining and learning experiences. Opportunities range from bird watching at Quinta Mazatlan to family fun at Fireman’s Park or Klement’s Grove to cultural enrichment at the International Museum of Arts and Sciences to historical sites like the Hidalgo Pumphouse.

Once you complete your McAllen-based dental assistant program from CHCP, you will be prepared to take your certification test and move forward to becoming a state-registered dental assistant.

Visit our McAllen, TX, Campus

CHCP's McAllen campus is located in Bicentennial Crossing, a 4.5 acre site at the intersection of Nolanda Avenue and Bicentennial Boulevard. It is a short walk from both the International Museum of Art & Science and McAllen Public Library.

The CHCP McAllen campus hours of operation are as follows:

  • Monday - 8:30AM to 7:00PM
  • Tuesday - 8:30AM to 7:00PM
  • Wednesday - 8:30AM to 7:00PM
  • Thursday - 8:30AM to 7:00PM
  • Friday - 8:00AM to 4:00PM
  • Saturday & Sunday - Closed

Frequently Asked Questions about the CHCP McAllen Campus

Just north of the border with Mexico, there’s a growing need across the entire region of southern Texas for medical and health care support professionals. Want to be part of the solution? CHCP is here to help with the training and certifications you need to start your medical support career. Here are a few frequently asked questions about the CHCP McAllen Campus.

How do I apply for a program at the McAllen Campus?

If you are interested in applying to CHCP McAllen, 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 built into every student's lifecycle at CHCP. Each campus has a Career Services Director and team that will work with the students to help them develop as health care professionals. 

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 McAllen 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 we do not have a space open, we will work to get you into the next available program start.

Do we offer day and evening classes?

The CHCP McAllen 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 McAllen accept students of all ages with different backgrounds or degrees?

Yes, CHCP has students from varying background 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.

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