Health & Medical:
Students can earn training certifications in health care in as little as a few weeks to months. These short programs are a great way to get experience in health care and obtain a job early in your health care career.
Community Health Worker
Assist individuals and the community to achieve positive health outcomes by helping people adopt healthy behaviors and navigate the health system. Training: about 10 weeks (1 term)
Peer Support Specialist
An individual with shared, lived experience with substance use and/or mental health who provides supportive services to a current or former consumer of mental health or addiction treatment. Training: about 4 weeks.
Phlebotomists draw blood and process lab specimens. They work in medical clinics, laboratories, blood donation centers, and hospitals. Excellent entry-level training for students interested in becoming a Laboratory Technician. Training: about 10 weeks (1 term).
Certified Nursing Assistant
CNAs provide basic patient care and support patients with activities of daily living in hospitals, nursing homes, and long term care centers under the supervision of a Registered Nurse. Excellent opportunity to gain experience in the health care field. Training: about 10 weeks (1 term).
Emergency Medical Technician
EMTs provides emergency medical care to critically ill or injured patients. EMTs are employed by fire departments, ambulance services, emergency rooms (ER Techs), ski patrol, and more. Training: about 20 weeks (2 terms).
Wilderness First Aid
Designed to provide the student with the necessary knowledge and skills to care for an injured or suddenly ill person in a remote location. The methods and protocols presented follow the Wilderness Medical Society guidelines for a 16 hour certification and are specific to a wilderness setting.
COCC course: Winter term - OL 251: 2.5 day course.
Wilderness First Responder
Designed to provide an individual with an in-depth knowledge of wilderness medicine and the basic skills to treat the most common injuries and illnesses encountered in the wilderness. This course is appropriate for those who spend a lot of time in remote locations (professionally or recreationally). The methods and protocols presented in this class follow the Wilderness Medical Society guidelines for minimum of 70-hour certification and are specific to a wilderness setting. Industry standard certification for professional guides, trip leaders, and search and rescue team members,
COCC course: Spring term - OL 263: Hybrid - online content and 3 day in-person course.
Scribe America: "A Medical Scribe is essentially a personal assistant to the physician; performing documentation in the electronic health record, gathering information for the patient’s visit, and partnering with the physician to deliver the pinnacle of efficient patient care. For someone interested in medicine, whether it is a personal interest, or part of a career goal to become a physician or physician assistant, the chance to become a Medical Scribe is unlike any other opportunity available. It offers exciting one-on-one collaboration with a physician, and is unprecedented in its level of exposure to real medicine in practice." Scribe America trains Scribes to work in Central Oregon hospitals.