San Jacinto College announces new online healthcare courses

September 29, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Education News
San Jacinto College, recently partnered with Gatlin Education Services to provide online career training courses in the field of healthcare.

“Accessible at, the non-credit courses can help individuals at any stage of their healthcare career. Whether the student is interested in switching career paths, obtaining advanced training and certificates, or a first-time job seeker in need of specialized healthcare training, San Jacinto College and Gatlin provide the necessary resources for workforce, corporate, vocational rehabilitation or individual career training, all from the convenience of your own home or office,” said Candace Pardue, Program Manager of Health Occupations.

Gatlin programs blend various types of instruction in a unique format that provides a logical, comprehensive and effective education. The typical course combines online instructional content, traditional textbook material and instructor-facilitated lessons. Though the courses are self-paced, personal instructors are available to guide every student. This blended learning differentiates San Jacinto College and Gatlin courses from ordinary online courses. Each course is open enrollment and takes an average of 90 days to complete.

“Between juggling a job, a home, a family and a social life, sometimes there isn’t always a lot of time left to attend an on-campus class,” said Stephen Gatlin, founder of Fort Worth-based Gatlin Education Services. “Online training offers the convenience of working from your personal computer and at your own pace. It’s a viable tool right now as evidenced by the growing number of people utilizing it, and is the way of the future.”

For program and course descriptions, go to For enrollment information, contact Candace Pardue at (281) 478-2786 or

The Continuing & Professional Development Division of San Jacinto College:
The Continuing & Professional Development Division of San Jacinto College offers programs and courses for individuals to retain or advance in their jobs, or make career transitions. The Division provides training to companies and their employees to meet employers’ demands for a highly skilled workforce, while helping incumbent workers reach their potential. For information on training, call 281.476.1838.

Gatlin Education Services:
Established in 1989 by Stephen Gatlin, Gatlin Education Services is the largest provider of Web-based, instructor-supported training to community colleges and universities. Gatlin’s online career training courses are open enrollment, allowing interested students to start their desired training immediately. Gatlin’s courses are designed to provide the skills necessary to acquire professional caliber positions for many in-demand occupations.