The Columbia Basin College Health Sciences Division seeks to expand the variety of program offerings to assist in filling identified healthcare worker gaps experienced by our community and beyond. Our programs have earned a strong reputation for preparing healthcare professionals to meet the needs of our constantly growing region. The programs offered at CBC help prepare students for employment in the healthcare industry and combine the highest quality of instruction with practical experience, allowing graduates to make a difference in the lives of others.
We invite you to explore the information on this website to help gain an understanding of the program options available in the CBC Health Sciences Division. Program lengths are variable and may range from short-term certificate programs to Associate in Applied Science degrees as well as continuing education opportunities.
The Dental Hygiene program prepares graduates to pass their national board exams and to be able to license and practice Dental Hygiene in 35 states.
The Emergency Services Department at CBC offers several career track programs for those with a passion for a career in the Fire Service or Emergency Medical Services.
CBC offers CPR training for healthcare providers as well as CPR and First Aid training for non-healthcare providers.
The CBC Healthcare Central Service Technology program prepares students for certification, leading to an entry-level career in sterile processing and materials management.
The Medical Assistant program prepares students to work within a medical office with valuable skills in office administration as well as clinical and patient care skills.
Medical Imaging courses are designed to prepare students for advanced level certification exams in CT, Bone Densitometry, MRI, and Mammography.
Prepares students for professional positions in a variety of areas, including hospitals, clinics, long-term care facilities, insurance agencies, home-health, government, and other agencies.
Nuclear Medicine is offered at CBC in collaboration with Bellevue College. Students complete the required clinical internship at facilities in the Tri-City area.
CBC Nursing graduates consistently achieve one of the highest rates of passage of first-time candidates on the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) for associate degree prepared registered nurses in Washington state.
Nursing Assistant students who successfully complete the course work, lab, and clinical hours will receive a Certification of Completion from DSHS and be eligible to take the NNAAP examination.
Take your nursing career to the next level with a specialization in perioperative nursing! Perioperative nurses work alongside surgeons, anesthesia providers, surgical technologists, and other professionals to ensure patient safety and positive outcomes in the operating room.
The Phlebotomy curriculum focuses on the knowledge and skills necessary to function as a member of a laboratory healthcare team in a variety of settings.
The Radiologic Technology program consists of in-class instruction via live lectures, on campus labs where students practice positioning and radiographic technique skills, and up to 1,800 hours of hands-on training in local healthcare facilities.
Prepares students for national and state medical interpreter certification. The curriculum focuses on the terminology and interpreting skills necessary to enter the workforce as professional, ethical, competent medical interpreters.
Students learn a variety of entry-level skills in peri-operative, intra-operative, and post-operative patient care, aseptic technique, sterile procedures, surgical instrumentation, and sterile processing.
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