HEART Project

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Joseph Eltobgi
Phone: 701.477.7931
Ext: 2903
Office: A103A
Nada Parisien
Success Coach
Phone: 701.477.7862
Ext: 2987
e-mail: nada.parisien@tm.edu
Office: Allied Health Bldg.
Alexsis Marcellais
Success Coach
Phone: 701.477.7862
Ext: 1032
e-mail: amarcellais@tm.edu
Office: Allied Health Bldg.
Brittany DeCoteau
Basic Skills/Learning Asst.
Phone: 701.477.7862
Ext: 3207
e-mail: brittany.decoteau@tm.edu
Office: Allied Health Bldg.
Erin Garrison
Data Entry Coordinator
Phone: 701.477.7862
Ext: 2307
e-mail: erin.garrison@tm.edu
Office: A103D
Wayne Olson
Phone: 701.477.7867
e-mail: wcolson@tm.edu
Office: Allied Health Bldg.


The Turtle Mountain Community College (TMCC), located in Belcourt, North Dakota – is a recipient for the second five year Health Professions Opportunity Grant (HPOG 2) from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The goal of TMCC HEART Project (Health Education Access through Rural Training) is to provide educational opportunities to TANF & low-income individuals for occupations in the health care field that pay well and are expected to either experience labor shortages or be in high demand.

HEART Project participants can pursue certificates in Phlebotomy, Certified Assistant, Certified Medical Assistant, and Medical Administrative Assistant. Associate of Applied Science Degrees in Nursing (License Practical Nurse), Pharmacy Technician, or Medical Lab Technician and Health Fitness Technician.

Some additional HEART Project services include:

  • Books
  • Transportation
  • Child care assistance
  • Assistance with FAFSA and PELL grant applications
  • Counseling/Advising
  • Tutoring Services
  • Case Management Services
  • Basic Skills Courses
  • Job Prep ( i.e., resume writing, interview skills)

If you would like more information on HEART Project, please contact Erin Garrison at 701-477-7946 ext. 2307 or email: erin.garrison@tm.edu 

Download the HEART project flyer here.

This document was supported by Grant 90FY006 from 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.