Overview

Healthcare careers appeal to people who want to help people—from direct patient care—to support personnel who help manage complex healthcare organizations and service providers.

The next decade projects the greatest employment growth in the healthcare field, as extended longevity, an aging population, and expanding insurance coverage increase the demand for health professionals.

 

Allied Health

Allied Health


The Allied Health program offers two certificate options. The Community Health & Wellness Advocate certificate provides training for multi-skilled care managers who help patients navigate the maze of health and social service providers. The Health Occupations Core Certificate provides training for entry-level healthcare employees.

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Community, Health and Wellness Advocate

Certificate of Completion (COC)


Chemical Dependency

Chemical Dependency Studies


The Chemical Dependency Studies program provides courses to meet the educational requirements of the State WAC 246-811-030 for licensure of Chemical Dependency Professional (CDP). The curriculum includes the understanding of the following topics specific to alcohol and drug addiction treatment of individuals: Pharmacological actions of alcohol and other drugs; treatment methods; record keeping and case management; cultural diversity; health issues; community resources; individual and group counseling; relapse prevention; working with specific groups, such as youth and families; and professional and ethical responsibilities.

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Chemical Dependency Studies

Associate in Arts - Direct Transfer Agreement (AA-DTA)


Chemical Dependency Studies

Associate in Applied Science (AAS)


Medical Assisting

Medical Assisting


The Medical Assisting program (MEDA) helps students develop knowledge and skills necessary for employment in clinical and administrative-support areas of medical clinics. The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). This assures the highest standards in a medical assisting curriculum and qualifies the successful graduate to sit for the national Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) exam administered by the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA).

For information about applying to the Medical Assisting Program please see the Medical Assisting Homepage.

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Medical Assisting

Associate in Applied Science (AAS)


Medical Assisting

Certificate of Proficiency (COP)


Nursing

Nursing


The Nursing Program is committed to providing excellence in nursing education that encompasses critical thinking, competencies in the role of provider of care, manager of care, and member of the profession of nursing, with an emphasis on life-long learning. The program is approved by the Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission and is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). The option to continue on for a Bachelor of Nursing degreee from WSUV is available through the Lower Columbia Regional University Center.

For information about applying to the Nursing Program please see the Nursing Homepage.

For information about the WSUV RN to BSN Program please see University Center/WSU-Vancouver.

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LPN2RN Campus Based Opt-in Option

Associate in Nursing - Direct Transfer Agreement (AN-DTA/MRP)


LPN2RN-eLearning

Associate in Nursing - Direct Transfer Agreement (AN-DTA/MRP)


Nursing

Associate in Arts - Direct Transfer Agreement (AA-DTA)


Nursing Assistant

Certificate of Completion (COC)


Registered Nurse

Associate in Nursing - Direct Transfer Agreement (AN-DTA/MRP)


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