Community/Technical College Programs
Search college programs through the Washington State Board of Community and Technical Colleges at the sbctc.edu website. This tool allows you to search for programs by areas of interest, locations, and colleges. This is the most comprehensive resource for accessing information on Washington’s community and technical college programs, including health care pre-majors in dentistry, medicine, pharmacy and nursing; health care technician; health sciences and allied health; health unit and records; public health; environmental health; registered nursing; licensed practical nursing; nursing assistant; chemical dependency/addiction; mental health services; and more.
The University of Washington School of Medicine (UWSOM) was founded in 1946. In the early 1970s it formed a unique partnership with the states of Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho, adding Wyoming in 1996, to provide innovative and cost-effective medical education to this region, known by the acronym WWAMI. Learn more about the University of Washington School of Medicine at www.uwmedicine.org/education.
The Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine offers a medical degree for Washington residents.Learn more about the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine at Washington State University at medicine.wsu.edu.
Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences, based in Yakima Washington, graduated its first class of 70 medical students from the College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2012. Since opening in 2008, PNWU has experienced significant growth and accommodates 280 medical students currently. In addition to the Yakima campus, 16 core rotation sites in communities throughout the Pacific Northwest in hospitals and clinics have welcomed PNWU-COM students for clinical training rotations in years three and four. Learn more about Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences at www.pnwu.edu.
Northwest Regional Primary Care Association (NWRPCA) has partnered with A.T. Still University’s School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona (SOMA) to form a Region X community campus medical school located in Portland, OR, with students rotating and community health centers and other facilities across the Pacific Northwest, with aims that they may practice in high need communities when they enter the workforce. There is also a campus based at HealthPoint Community Health Center in the Renton, WA area, from which students rotate throughout Washington. Read about the NWRPCA/A.T. Still SOMA partnership and how you can participate at www.nwrpca.org.
The Department of Health provides a list of approved nursing programs in Washington state at www.doh.wa.gov.
Access the list of degree programs provided by the Washington State Nurses Association at www.wsna.org. The list includes Associate Degree Nursing programs, Baccalaureate Degree Nursing programs, RN-to-BSN programs, and Graduate Degree Programs.
Mental Health Provider Training Programs
Mental Health Provider Training Programs are listed on the AHECWW mental health programs page, grouped by category: Mental Health and School Counselors; Social Workers; and Marriage, Couple, and Family Therapists.
Find out more about AHECWW’s Youth Mental Health First Aid Training for students enrolled in healthcare professions studies January 12, 2018.
Dental Training Programs
Access a list of dental career training programs on the AHECWW Dental Training page. Programs are grouped by category for Dental Hygiene and Dental Assistant certifications.
Health Information Technology Programs
Access a list of Health Information Technology (HIT) programs on the AHECWW HIT Training page.
Medical Billing and Coding Training Programs
Access the AHECWW Medical Billing and Coding page for career programs in billing.