COVID-19 Update: Click for details on CHCP’s temporary shift to remote online classes. Learn More | CARES Act

Frequently Asked Questions About Our McAllen Campus

Frequently Asked Questions About Our McAllen Campus

The College Of Health Care Professions McAllen, TX campus features programs to help you earn a degree or certificate and begin a rewarding health care career in as little as 9 months. With our modern blended learning model, you’ll be completing your education in our classrooms and labs while having the opportunity to fulfill some of your course requirements online. At our McAllen campus, you will have the opportunity to gain valuable professional experience by working with actual patients and professionals at a real-life health care provider through our externship program. We have local opportunities through our clinical partners to welcome you to the real world of administrative and clinical health care.

General FAQ

Where is the McAllen campus located?

Our McAllen Campus is located at:

1917 W Nolana Ave #100 McAllen, TX 78504

Phone: (956) 800-1500

When are classes offered?

Our McAllen Campus offers a wide variety of courses, both on campus and blended, in order to suit your needs and schedule. The following are the courses we offer:

Is financial aid available?

Financial Aid is available for those who qualify. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the key to obtaining federal financial aid like grants, student loans, and more used to pay for college. 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

Medical Coding and Billing - Certificate

How long do you have to go to school to be a medical coder?

Our McAllen Campus offers a unique 38-week blended program in order to provide our students with the necessary skills and knowledge to embark on a rewarding and fulfilling career as a medical coder and biller.

What exactly does a medical coder do?

From managing medical records for patients to filing insurance claims, to data management and analysis, medical coding and billing is an essential administrative role in the healthcare industry.

How much does a medical coder make a year?

With only a certificate, a medical coder and biller can make on average $49,000 a year according to the

Dental Assistant - Certificate

How much does a dental assistant make an hour?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average dental assistant makes $17.27 an hour in the state of Texas.

How long does it take to become a dental assistant?

In as little as 36 weeks, CHCP can offer you all the knowledge, training, and certification that you need to start your career as a dental assistant.

What exactly does a dental assistant do?

Dental assistants provide support in a wide variety of ways – from dental equipment maintenance to patient charting, a dental assistant is responsible for ensuring dentists and dental hygienists have everything they need.

Medical Assistant - Certificate

What does a medical assistant do?

If you are interested in learning about phlebotomy techniques, anatomy, and medical terminology, then a career as a medical assistant is for you. You’ll be assisting physicians and other healthcare professionals in a variety of administrative tasks including managing patient records, administering medication, and more!

How long does it take to become a medical assistant?

With our standard on-campus daytime program, you can become a certified medical assistant in as little as 36 weeks.

What's the starting pay for a medical assistant?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average pay for medical assistants is $14.85 an hour in the state of Texas.

Physical Therapy Technician

What does a physical therapy technician do?

Physical therapy technicians aid and assist patients who are recovering from physical trauma. This career is perfect for people who are looking to help those who are adapting to injuries or disabilities.

What is the salary of a physical therapy technician?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Physical Therapy Aides can make an average of $12.70 an hour in the state of Texas.

What degree do I need to be a physical therapy technician?

Our McAllen Campus offers a blended online and on-campus curriculum that, once completed, will ensure you have all the necessary skills to pass the National Physical Therapy Exam and start treating patients.

How do I get my physical therapy technician license?

Once completing our course, you will be required to pass the Certified Rehabilitation Therapy Technician in order to become licensed. Once passed, you will have everything you need to start your career!

Limited Medical Radiologic Technologist with MA Skills - Certificate

What is a limited medical radiologic technologist?

If you are interested in a highly specialized career working directly with patients, then our LMRT certificate is perfect or you. You will be responsible for setting up and operating x-ray machines and calculating the dosage of radiation needed to create quality X-rays of the appropriate density, detail, and contrast.

How long does it take to become a limited medical radiologist tech?

At our McAllen Campus, you can become a certified LMRT in as little as 60 weeks with our blended program.


Hear From Our Students