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College re-certified as Achieving the Dream Leader College For its commitment to improving student success and equity, and demonstrating measurable gains on important student success metrics, San Jacinto College has been recertified as an Achieving the Dream

Training to meet the nursing demand

The final statement of the nurses’ Florence Nightingale Pledge says, “With loyalty will I endeavor to aid the physician in his work, and devote myself to the welfare of those committed to my care.” At San Jacinto

Thinking outside the retail box

As a pharmacy technician supplemental instructor (SI), student Kenley Miller-Sangodeyi empathizes with students. Having just finished the program last year, he is finishing his prerequisites for pharmacy school at San Jacinto College, helping current students succeed in

Caring for the gift of sight

Eyesight. It’s one of the five senses that a person cannot afford to ignore. This is why San Jacinto College students in the eye care technology program are trained extensively for their careers through classroom instruction, laboratory

Mental health instructor thrives on helping others

Cayman Tirado is a mental health services instructor at San Jacinto College. She is also a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor – Intern. Question: What attracted you to the field of mental health services? CAYMAN TIRADO: I always

Health Information Management combines patient care, management, technology

Health Information Management (HIM) is a burgeoning career field that rewards people who enjoy using organizational, technological, and people skills while providing valuable health care services. The San Jacinto College HIM program trains students in a range

Continuing and Professional Development: Education for career and life

Courses are designed with exact skills requested by workforce; programs available to enhance quality of life. There are areas within colleges that offer noncredit course options; and then, there is the Continuing and Professional Development division at San

LVNs and EMTs thrive in accelerated RN program

For licensed vocational nurses (LVN) and paramedics, finding a path to continue their education and transition to a career as a registered nurse (RN) can be difficult. San Jacinto College’s associate degree nursing (ADN) mobility program is

Training for the operating room

Many people find their calling in health care, and some, like Cassandra Gonzales, seek to be a part of the surgical process. Gonzales was recently hired as a surgical technologist at Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital. Prior to graduating

A Breath of Fresh Air

For students wanting to enter the medical field but aren’t sure where to start, San Jacinto College’s respiratory care program is a gateway to many opportunities. Respiratory therapists provide care, through the use of diagnostic testing, to

Dental Assisting program off to a promising start

Dental assisting, a new allied health program at San Jacinto College, is off to a promising start. “The program is still in its infancy and has officially graduated two classes,” commented Sarah Pinto, dental assisting program director.

Putting families first

One of the most unique health care programs offered at San Jacinto College is the long term care administration (LTCA) program. Requiring a bachelor’s degree, the LTCA program sets a standard for administrators in training (AIT) that

Your community’s college

Surrounded by the monuments of history, industries and maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has been serving the citizens of East Harris County, Texas, since 1961. As an Achieving the

How to pay for college [infographic]

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