Choosing Health Opportunities for Indian Career Enhancement
TMCC has received a 5-year Health Professions Opportunity grant from the U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services to provide TANF and other low-income individuals with the opportunity to obtain education and training for occupations in the health care fields that pay well and are expected to experience labor shortages or be in high demand.
The goal of TMCC Project CHOICE is to provide health career educational opportunities to 165 TANF and other low-income students over the period of the grant in one of our target programs or our gateway program.
Project CHOICE will specifically target:
- Nursing (LPN)
- Pharmacy Tech
- Medical Lab Tech (including Phlebotomy)
- Emergency Medical Services (basic to paramedic)
- Gateway students (students that wish to take their general requirements at TMCC than transfer to another state college or university).
Project CHOICE services include:
- Tuition and books
- A portion of mileage to campus paid
- Childcare assistance
- Assistance with FAFSA and Pell grant applications
- Tutoring services
- Case management services
- Basic skills courses for those who have been out of school for a while or who are otherwise underprepared for the rigors of college.
To be eligible for Project CHOICE, students must:
- Be enrolled or accepted for enrollment at Turtle Mountain Community College
- Currently receive aid from TANF or otherwise meet a low-income requirement
- Pursue a health-related career program offered through TMCC
- Exhibit a drive to succeed in a health-related field
- Regular meetings with case manager
- Maintain GPA