The College Of Health Care Professions South San Antonio, Texas

The College Of Health Care Professions South San Antonio, Texas

Programs Available at Our San Antonio - South Campus

The South San Antonio region is growing. And as it grows, so do the healthcare and medical support needs of people who call it home. If you are thinking about pursuing a career in healthcare or medical support—such as a medical assistant, dental assistant, or pharmacy technician—the College of Health Care Professions (CHCP) is here to help you succeed. At our South San Antonio campus location, we offer certificate programs for Dental Assistant, Medical Assistant, Pharmacy Technician, and Medical Coding & Billing. We can also help you take your education and your career to the next level with an Associate of Applied Science in Health & Medical Administrative Services. Are you ready to pursue a future in the medical support field? Explore all your options at our South San Antonio campus today.

Seminars Available at Our San Antonio - South Campus

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“The CHCP staff was great with me. When I wanted to give up on myself, they were there to push me thru and show me love. They listened to me when I was having a difficult time - always giving positive feedback and knowledge. They saw something in me when I didn't.”

– Gracie T., CHCP South San Antonio Student

Frequently Asked Questions about the CHCP South San Antonio Campus

From medical assistants to pharmacy technicians, there’s a growing need for qualified healthcare professionals. CHCP is here to bridge the gap in South San Antonio by  providing the education and training you need to pursue your exam certifications and career goals. But you might have questions. We can help there, too.

How do I apply for a program at the South San Antonio Campus?

If you are interested in applying to CHCP Northwest San Antonio, 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 for every CHCP student for life. 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 South San Antonio 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 South San Antonio 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 South San Antonio 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 South San Antonio Campus

Our South San Antonio Campus features healthcare programs to help you prepare you for a career as a Dental Assistant, Medical Assistant, Medical Coding & Billing Specialist, Health and Medical Administrative Services, or Pharmacy Tech.

San Antonio is a fast growing, young city with a lot to offer to students seeking a career in the healthcare field. San Antonio's 35 hospitals and numerous healthcare facilities provide plenty of opportunity for healthcare professionals to grow. South San Antonio is our second campus in the city. It features programs to help you earn a degree or certificate to begin your desired healthcare career in as little as nine months. Through our externship program, you will have the opportunity to gain valuable professional experience by working alongside healthcare professionals. We have dozens of local healthcare employers ready to welcome externship students to the world of administrative and clinical healthcare.

Located in the Mayan Shopping Center at I-35 and SW Military Dr., CHCP’s South San Antonio campus location offers several programs designed to equip tomorrow’s professionals with the skills they need for a fulfilling medical career. CHCP’s lineup of available healthcare programs varies, featuring certificate programs for Dental Assistant, Medical Assistant, Medical Coding & Billing, and Pharmacy Technician. Plus, the campus offers the opportunity to complete their Associate of Applied Science degree in Health & Medical Administrative Services. The breadth of programs available allows aspiring healthcare professionals to find the program that best suits their strengths and career goals. After all, San Antonio is a regional powerhouse for medical services and systems, home to hundreds of medical offices and healthcare organizations. This gives students of the South San Antonio location a front-row seat to career paths and advancement opportunities throughout healthcare upon graduation.

In addition to a host of professionally focused programs to choose from—including the Dental Assistant, Medical Assistant, and Pharmacy Tech programs—our South San Antonio campus location is centrally located in a growing metropolitan area 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 I-35 means you are a short car ride from enjoying San Antonio’s intriguing history to its many cultural experiences.

Enjoy Life While You Learn at CHCP’s Northwest San Antonio Campus
Featuring several parks, shopping centers, and entertainment options nearby, students at this location can pursue a better future while enjoying all that life has to offer today. From the 50+ acres of bargain shopping at the Mission Open Air Market to the Yturri-Edmonds Historic Site to the bird-watching fun of the Mitchell Lake Audubon Center, students just a few miles from all sorts of leisure and learning experiences. Students here are also encouraged to embrace the southside’s predominately Latin American culture with destinations like PicaPica Plaza, a larger indoor Hispanic shopping mall, just down the road.

Pursue a Career as a Dental Assistant

Earn Your Dental Assistant Certificate Right Here in South San Antonio, TX

CHCP’s South San Antonio-based Dental Assistant Program is designed to help you prepare for entry-level positions in the dental field. As a dental assistant, you will 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. In our modern dental lab in South San Antonio, Texas, you will learn how to help dentists with procedures like fillings, crowns, extractions, and root canals.  

Once you complete your South San Antonio-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.

Medical Assistant Certification Program in San Antonio

Earn your Medical Assistant Certificate in South San Antonio, TX

The Medical Assistant Program offered at CHCP’s San Antonio - South 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. Included in the Medical Assistant Program is an externship to put learned skills into practice with our local healthcare employer partners to allow our student to gain real-life work experience.

Once you complete our Medical Assistant Certificate Program in San Antonio, 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.

Pursue a Career as a Pharmacy Technician

Our South San Antonio Campus has Your Pharmacy Technician Certificate Program
The Pharmacy Technician Program in CHCP’s South San Antonio campus is designed to help you prepare for entry-level positions in pharmacies, hospitals, and patient care facilities as a pharmacy technician. As a pharmacy tech, you’ll be expected to provide compassionate patient care in a support role. Your Pharmacy Technician certificate program will cover everything from names, uses, and doses of medications, to arithmetic used in pharmacies, record keeping, and pharmacy law and ethics. You’ll also have the opportunity to complete hands-on clinical experience in a pharmacy setting.

After you complete your pharmacy technician program at the CHCP San Antonio - South campus, you’ll have the knowledge, skills and insights you need to take the certification test and pursue opportunities throughout Texas for licensed pharmacy technicians.


  • What is the career path for a pharmacy technician?
    • Pharmacy technicians can work in a variety of settings, including retail, medical, and research patient care facilities. You may also pursue further certification in a specialty area, such as chemotherapy, vaccines and immunization, and compounding.
  • How long does it take to become a pharmacy technician?
    • Most students can complete their certification course in under a year, but some can take as long as 18-24 months.
  • Who employs pharmacy technicians?
    • Retail pharmacies, hospitals, other medical facilities such as dental offices, research patient care facilities, and health insurance companies all employ pharmacy technicians.
  • Do you have to renew a pharmacy technician license?
  • Pharmacy technicians must recertify every two years by completing at least twenty hours of continuing education courses.

A Healthcare Educator for Over 30 Years

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

Visit our South San Antonio, TX, Campus

If you are interested in applying to CHCP South San Antonio, 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 South San Antonio campus is conveniently located off of Highway 35 off of Military Drive. Parking at the campus is free in the designated area.

The CHCP South San Antonio Campus Hours of Operation are:

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

1964 SW Military Dr,
San Antonio, TX  78221
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