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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 Applied Science (AAS)


Chemical Dependency Studies Focus

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


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


Nursing provides a challenging, respected, versatile and rewarding career in health care. Nurses are in high demand and work in a variety of settings - from homes to hospitals, corporations to clinics, schools to ships, classrooms to courtrooms, rehabilitation to research, travel to trauma - and with all ages, from newborns to seniors.

Nurses are caregivers and need to possess qualities and characteristics required to be successful in this role. These include: concern for the well-being of others and empathy; strong communication and interpersonal skills; critical thinking to identify and solve problems quickly; focused concentration when performing a task and attention to detail; the ability to prioritize and respond swiftly and accurately; efficient time management; flexibility and adaptability in a changing and face-paced environment; emotional stability; collaboration; and extensive knowledge of the sciences.

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

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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 Assistant

Certificate of Completion (COC)


Nursing Focus

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


Registered Nurse

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


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