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The purpose of Allied Health and Safety Education (AHSE) is to create a learning environment to support a variety of educational, personal enrichment, and career development goals in the field of health and safety. The clientele served by AHSE comprise a wide age group at a variety of educational levels and differing learning outcomes that range from obtaining and maintaining job skills, training for new careers, and personal growth.

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BRADLEY MASON

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Walla Walla Campus
500 Tausick Way
Walla Walla, WA 99362


JENNIFER CHARLO

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Clarkston Campus
1470 Bridge Street
Clarkston, WA 99403


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Program Outcomes

Spanish Medical Interpreter

  • To ensure Spanish Medical Interpreter program graduates have the knowledge base necessary for employment as a Medical Interpreter.
  • To prepare Spanish Medical Interpreter program graduates for successful completion of certification examinations.
  • To enable regional healthcare and social service agencies to provide Medical Interpreter services to their clients through employment of Spanish Medical Interpreter program graduates.
  • Degree Options

    The Allied Health and Safety Education department provides a wide variety of public and health education programs which include: Medic First Aid, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), CPR for Healthcare Providers, Nursing Assistant, Phlebotomy, Medical Assisting, Spanish Medical Interpreter, Chemical Dependency Counseling, Fire Science and distance learning program partnerships in Medical Laboratory Technology (Wenatchee Valley College) and Physical Therapy Assistant (Whatcom Community College).

    The Nursing Assistant program provides training in basic nursing care under state and federal guidelines. The Phlebotomy Technician course is offered on an annual basis during spring quarter. The following is a list of courses offered to help students obtain necessary state requirements and/or provide enrichment for increased information: Nursing Assistant Training Program, Fundamentals of Caregiving-Basic, Fundamentals of Caregiving-Modified, Nurse Delegation, Introduction to Health Services, Phlebotomy, AIDS Education, AIDS/Blood Borne Pathogens Training, Chemical Dependency Counseling Education, OTEP Training, Medic First Aid, Medic First Aid Recertification, and CPR (Heartsaver, Healthcare Provider, Pediatric-Basic), CPR Instructor Certification and Recertification.

    The Spanish Medical Interpreter Certificate may be completed in three quarters of full time study. Depending upon placement testing and bilingual language screening results students may need to complete additional prerequisite coursework in English or Spanish in order to obtain the minimum level of oral, written or reading proficiency in both languages. All Spanish Medical Interpreter program applicants must complete a two-part written and oral Spanish language assessment test in addition to submitting an application for the Spanish Medical Interpreter program. Please contact the Allied Health department at 509.527.4589 to schedule an appointment to take this test.

    The Allied Health and Safety Education Department also offer a variety of Healthcare Education training opportunities for professionals to include: Pharmacology, Healthy Lifestyles, Basic Arrhythmias, 12 Lead ECG, Physical Assessment, and continuing education conferences.