Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG)

The Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) program provides tuition-free training to low-income* individuals for select health occupation courses/programs at the Alamo Colleges District. 

The HPOG program promotes opportunities for career pathways and will prepare students to enter the workforce in high demand health professions.

  • Earn a certificate in healthcare - Tuition Free!
  • Accelerated curriculum
  • Work-based learning/Externships & career services
  • One-on-one counseling and job search assistance

*You must be below the 200% federal poverty line to be eligible for the HPOG program.

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Information Sessions

Applicants must attend an HPOG Information Session to register for the HPOG program.

No appointment necessary - Walk-ins welcome! 

Westside Education and Training Center (WETC) 

563 SW 40th St.
San Antonio, TX 78237

Every Wednesday - Presentation begins at 9 a.m.

Eastside Education and Training Center (EETC)

4551 Dietrich Rd
San Antonio, TX 78219

Every Tuesday -Presentation begins at 9 a.m.

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At the information session, please be ready to provide:

1. At least one of the following:
  • Photo ID
  • Texas ID
  • Texas Driver’s License
2. Must have the following:
  • Social Security Card
3. Income Eligibility (one of the following):
  • SNAP/WIOA/TANF (with verification from career center)
  • Pay Stubs (30-days’ worth)
  • Income Tax Form (previous year)
  • Homeless applicants must meet these income guidelines, show proof of residency from Homeless Shelter, Housing Authority, or other appropriate Agency or Facility
4. Proof of Residency (one of the following):
  • U.S. Passport
  • U.S. Birth Certificate
  • Food Stamp Records
  • Hospital Record of Birth in the U.S.A.
  • Foreign Passport Stamped w/”Eligible to Work in the U.S.A.”
  • Form I-9
  • Alien Registration Card stamped with ”Right to Work”
5. Education (one of the following):
  • GED
  • HS Diploma/Transcripts
  • College Diploma/Transcripts

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HPOG Community Partners

Goodwill Industries of San Antonio, Project QUEST,  Family Services Association, San Antonio Housing Authority, Workforce Solutions Alamo, Prospera, and a network of more than 30 employers, including University Health System,Tenet Healthcare, Methodist Healthcare System, Little Spurs Pediatric Urgent Care, Urology of San Antonio and Health Texas Medical Group.

Information for Employers

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This document was supported by Grant 90FX0048 from the Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS). Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of HHS. HPOG is a study funded by the federal government which is being conducted to determine how these training opportunities help people improve their skills and find better jobs. During the study, all new eligible applicants will be selected by lottery to participate in these training opportunities. Not all eligible applicants will be selected to participate in these opportunities.