The College Of Health Care Professions South San Antonio, Texas

The College Of Health Care Professions South San Antonio, Texas

1964 SW Military Dr,
San Antonio, TX  78221
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Programs Available at Our San Antonio - South Campus

The South San Antonio region is growing. And as it grows, so do the health care and medical support needs of people who call it home. If you are thinking about pursuing a career in health care 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 Health & Medical Administrative Services, Dental Assistant, Medical Assistant, Pharmacy Technician, and Medical Coding and Billing. We 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.

Visit our South San Antonio, TX, Campus

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 as follows:

  • 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

Frequently Asked Questions about the CHCP South San Antonio Campus

From medical assistants to pharmacy technicians, there’s a growing need for qualified health care professionals. CHCP is here to bridge the gap in South San Antonio by giving you the education, training, and certifications you need to pursue your 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 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 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 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.

More about the CHCP South San Antonio Campus

Our South San Antonio Campus features health care programs to help you to begin your career as a Dental Assistant, Medical Assistant, Pharmacy Tech, or Medical Coding & Billing Specialist.

San Antonio is a fast growing, young city with a lot to offer to students seeking a career in the health care field. San Antonio's 35 hospitals and numerous health care facilities provide plenty of opportunity for health care 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 a rewarding health care career in as little as nine months. Through our externship program, you will have the opportunity to gain valuable professional experience by working alongside health care professionals. We have dozens of local health care employers ready to welcome externship students to the world of administrative and clinical health care.

Located in the Mayan Shopping Center at I-35 and SW Military Dr., CHCP’s South San Antonio campus location offers five programs designed to equip tomorrow’s professionals with the skills they need for a fulfilling medical career. CHCP’s lineup of available health care programs varies, featuring certificate programs for Dental AssistantMedical AssistantMedical Coding & Billing, and Pharmacy Technician. Plus, the campus offers the opportunity to complete their Associate of Applied Science degree in Health & Medical Administrative Services AAS Completion Degree. The breadth of programs available allows aspiring health care 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 health care organizations. This gives students of the South San Antonio location a front-row seat to career paths and advancement opportunities throughout health care upon graduation.

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.  

In addition to a host of professionally focused programs to choose from—including the Dental Assistant certificate—our South San Antonio campus location is perfectly situated 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 a short car ride from enjoying San Antonio’s intriguing history to its many cultural experiences.

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.

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.

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.

A Health Care Educator You Can Trust
We were founded by a group of medical doctors from the world-renowned Texas Medical Center who recognized the high need for skilled health care professionals, and for more than 30 years CHCP has been a Texas leader in allied health care education and career training. We have used our knowledge of the health care 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.

FAQ

  • 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.
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