Allied Health Education

Train for a Career in a Growing Field

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Health care is one of the growing industries in the nation with opportunities in both direct patient care and support occupations. Edmonds Community College's partnerships with local health care providers give students opportunities to obtain experience in the field.

Train for careers as a clinical laboratory assistant, health unit coordinator/unit secretary, patient care technician, EKG technician, phlebotomy technician, nurse assistant, and pharmacy technician.

In Allied Health, you can earn certificates in:

Complete Your Certificate in 1-3 Quarters,
Less Than a Year

Prerequisite courses in the structure and function of the human body, basic medical terminology, computers skills and HIV/AIDS and CPR for Healthcare Professionals may be required for admission to the program. Please consult the individual program requirements sheets or an advisor for more information.

Learn from Experienced Health Care Professionals

Our instructors, experienced health care professionals, will guide you through classroom and laboratory activities to learn about the health care environment, personal skills to make you successful in the health care workplace, and the specific skills required in your chosen profession. Our affiliations with local health care facilities will enable you to obtain the clinical hands-on experience to hone your skills in the health care environment.

Meet the Requirements for Hands-On Clinical Experiences

  • A social security number is required in order to take state licensing exams.
  • Additional requirements must be met prior to participating in clinical experiences: See them here.

Find Classes for ESL Speakers: Vocational ESL Classes for Health Care

If English is your second language, get information on Vocational ESL classes for Healthcare.