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Walla Walla Community College

Why Choose WWCC for Allied Health & Safety?

At WWCC, you can learn skills like first aid, CPR, phlebotomy or patient navigation in as little as one quarter. These courses can help enhance your current job skills or prepare you for a healthcare career. And in some cases, you can become certified at the end of the course. Plus, any of these courses can be a great addition to the Nursing, Nursing Assistant or Medical Assisting programs.

Careers in Allied Health & Safety

Take Your Healthcare Career to the Next Level

Health and safety skills are a vital part of many careers. First responders and people who work in healthcare settings need to know how to help someone in crisis. Our courses can show employers that your skills are up to date — and you’re ready to work safely. Patient navigation can be a good fit for nurses who need a break from bedside care. And if you want to explore other healthcare careers down the road, knowing how to draw blood is a good skill to have on your resume.

Certificates & Degrees in Allied Health & Safety

At WWCC, you can learn a lot in just one quarter! Our EMT program will teach you how to deliver lifesaving care to sick or injured people before they get to the hospital. The Patient Navigation Certificate will teach you how to guide people through the healthcare system. And the Phlebotomy Certificate will prepare you to collect, handle and process blood samples for testing.

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Allied Health & Safety Program Details

Entrance Requirements

  • High school diploma or GED (with exception of the Nursing Assistant course)
  • Meet specific reading, writing and language proficiency requirements through placement testing.
  • Pass a criminal background investigation (for courses with a practicum component)
  • Complete required current healthcare worker vaccinations and Tuberculosis screening (for courses with a practicum component)

Scholarship Opportunities

At WWCC, we’ll help you find scholarships that may be open to you. Scholarships provide money for school that you don’t have to pay back. They can be used for things like tuition, books, tools and fees. They come from sources like the WWCC Foundation, local businesses and private funds. Some WWCC programs also have scholarships for students working toward a certain certificate or degree. You might qualify based on good grades, financial need or the potential to benefit from school. The bottom line: You have options. We’ll help you explore them at WWCC.

Paying for Your Degree

There are lots of ways to pay for college. We will work with you to find the right mix of support so that you can go after your dreams. Talk with us to learn more about:

  • Financial aid — grants, scholarships and student loans.
  • Workforce Education Services — support for students on workforce training pathways.
  • Warrior Pledge — covers needs not met by other financial aid.
  • Flexible payment plans — low monthly payments with no interest.
  • Work study — work part-time on campus while you earn your degree.
  • Emergency funds — for students who are struggling to make ends meet.

You can go to college. Start exploring your options today.

Phlebotomy Application

The Phlebotomy Technician Program prepares students for a career as a Phlebotomist.

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