Registration ongoing for new semester of BC’s free Jumpstart classes

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Registration ongoing for new semester of BC’s free Jumpstart classes

Registration ongoing for new semester of BC’s free Jumpstart classes

Fri Dec 10, 2021

Registration is currently ongoing for a new semester of Brazosport College’s popular Jumpstart program and openings are available for those seeking training in the pipefitting and electrical fields, as well as phlebotomy and medical billing and coding.

The Jumpstart program focuses on intensive, hands-on training that is designed to help students enter high-demand, high-wage careers in a short amount of time. For those who qualify, the program is free.

The pipefitting and electrical trade courses last nine weeks and begin Jan. 18. Classes are from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Friday. Orientation for the pipefitting and electrical programs is on Thursday, Jan. 13.

The BC Jumpstart program also offers training for a 10-week medical billing and coding program and a 23-week phlebotomy program. The medical coding and billing class begins Feb. 21, while the phlebotomy course starts on March 28.

Office administration training is also available through the Jumpstart program, but classes will not be offered until the Fall 2022 semester.

Seats in these programs are limited. Being a grant-based program, certain criteria must be met in order to qualify for tuition assistance.

More details for individual courses are below:

SPRING 2022 JUMPSTART PROGRAM

JUMPSTART PIPEFITTING & ELECTRICAL CRAFT CLASSES
Starts: Tuesday, Jan. 18.
Ends: Thursday, March 31
Times: Monday, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; Tuesday – Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Orientation: Thursday, Jan. 13

  • Successful completers will receive nine college credits, an Occupational Skills Award from Brazosport College, NCCER Level 1 Helper Certification, NCCER Core Curriculum Certification and Blue Card, and a Basic Plus Certification.
  • All course expenses (tuition, books, tools and lab materials) may be covered.
  • Only 10 applicants will be selected for each craft class and only applicants that fully complete the application process and meet all eligibility requirements can attend orientation.

JUMPSTART MEDICAL BILLING & CODING CLASSES
Starts: Monday, Feb. 21
Ends: Thursday, May 5
Times: Class days and times will be explained during interview sessions.
Orientation: Thursday, Feb. 17

  • Successful completers will receive National Insurance Coding Specialist Certificate (NCICS)
  • All course expenses (tuition, books, tools and lab materials) may be covered.
  • Limited enrollment. Only applicants that fully complete the application process and meet all eligibility requirements can attend orientation.

JUMPSTART PHLEBOTOMY PROGRAM
Starts: Monday, March 28
Ends: Monday, July 25 – Practicum still needs to be completed after class ends.
Times: Class days and times will be explained during interview sessions.
Orientation: Thursday, March 24

  • Successful completers will earn certification as a National Certified Phlebotomy Technician (NCPT).
  • All course expenses (tuition, books, tools and lab materials) may be covered.
  • Only 10 applicants will be selected and only applicants that fully complete the application process and meet all eligibility requirements can attend orientation.

JUMPSTART OFFICE ADMINISTRATION CLASSES
The next office administration program will be offered in the Fall 2022 semester. Any applications submitted will be added to the Fall 2022 semester waitlist.

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For more information about Brazosport College’s Jumpstart program, visit www.brazosport.edu/jumpstart or call (979) 230-3242.