Health Professions Opportunity Grant helps Rodriguez reach her goals

August 1, 2019
Gabrielle Rodriguez has completed the certified nursing aide, certified medication aide, and medical office professional programs at San Jacinto College all made possible through the Health Profession Opportunity Grant (HPOG).   “I’ve…

Emerson donates $1.3 million in services, equipment to CPET

August 1, 2019
Emerson, a global technology and engineering company, has contributed a donation of industrial design services, technology, hardware and software products, and education and training equipment valued at more than $1.3 million to the Center…

Biomedical equipment technicians are in high-demand

August 1, 2019
Outside of doctors and nurses, there are many professions that help hospitals and medical facilities run smoothly. Biomedical equipment technicians are some of these essential personnel.   “Biomed tech is not a well-known profession, but…

Occupational therapy assistants stay on toes to help patients achieve independence

July 29, 2019
Dr. Kira Beal will always remember the scene. A patient with tongue cancer had just come out of reconstructive surgery. Suddenly, her cell phone rang, and out of instinct, she answered. It was then she realized she couldn’t speak. “She was…

How to ace your clinical rotations

July 29, 2019
Enrolling in a San Jacinto College health science program? Then chances are you’ve heard of clinical rotations -- unpaid work-based learning experiences in settings like doctors’ offices, clinics, and hospitals. Supervised by clinical…

No dummies: Simulators provide realistic patient care training

July 29, 2019
As the nursing students leaned toward the child patient simulator, one holding an IV needle, they didn’t expect what happened next: the manikin screamed. San Jacinto College Central Campus simulation lab coordinator Karen Malloy laughs as…