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TBCC Healthcare Programs

TBCC offers healthcare degrees and programs that can get you started, or advance in the healthcare field. TBCC partners with local healthcare agencies to provide hands-on training that compliments the classroom study. There are many local employment opportunities and healthcare career options. To learn more please speak with a Career Education Advisor on our student services team

Associate of Applied Science: Healthcare Administration (AAS)

AAS Healthcare Administration provides a comprehensive introduction to becoming a frontline leader in healthcare. Courses in business administration, finance, and human resources prepare students for positions to oversee a department or team by learning how to lead people and manage office operations. Students also gain clinical hands-on training in their choice of a career pathway certificate in medical assisting, emergency medical services, or phlebotomy, which enable them to make the best possible decisions regarding patient outcomes.

Certified Medical Assistant CertificateLearn more

Certified Medical Assistant’s (CMA) are an essential part of the healthcare team and work primarily in medical offices performing routine administrative and clinical duties. Administrative duties include scheduling appointments, maintaining medical records, and billing/coding for insurance purposes. Clinical duties include taking patient histories and vital signs, preparing patients for medical examinations and procedures, assisting healthcare providers with examinations and treatments, collecting and testing specimens, and educating patients on health promotion and disease prevention issues. This program is taught as a cohort with an application process. A certificate from TBCC provides classroom study and hands on training with local healthcare partners.  Program completion satisfies eligibility requirements for the national certification exam.

Medical Assistant Application 2021

Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Certificate – Learn More

This program is designed to instruct students at the level of Emergency Medical Technician (EMT).  EMT’s are a vital member of the healthcare team, assessing and caring for sick or injured patients in the pre-hospital and hospital environment. Upon successful completion of the program, students are eligible to apply and sit for the National Registry EMT and the Oregon State EMT certification exams. Other relevant coursework is included, such as Medical Terminology, CPR/First Aid, and Health Careers, which will provide students with a path to the AAS degree in Criminal Justice and Public Safety.

Phlebotomy, Training Certificate – Learn More

Students learn basic laboratory skills to collect and process high quality specimens for laboratory analysis. Clinical practicum includes 100 clock hours of clinical training in a CLIA regulated, accredited laboratory with minimum performance of 100 successful, unaided blood collections including venipunctures and skin punctures. Classroom training and clinical practicum prepares students to take the ASCP Phlebotomy Technician certification exam.

Basic Healthcare Certificate – Learn More

This Certificate teaches the basic skills needed for employment in an entry level position in a healthcare setting. Students gain knowledge and skills that provide a basis of preparation to pursue further training and employment in healthcare.

Earn a degree in Nursing!

Nursing AAS Degree: Oregon Coast Community College

TBCC has a partnership with Oregon Coast Community College (OCCC) and Adventist Health Tillamook to provide training for skilled Registered Nurses in Tillamook County. This degree is granted by OCCC. TBCC offers program prerequisites, general education, and nursing-related coursework. All Nursing classes are offered by OCCC and live-streamed through Zoom technology at TBCC’s main campus. Students must be admitted to the OCCC Nursing program (Tillamook cohort) through a competitive entry process.

Partnerships in Healthcare Options

TBCC has partnerships with several colleges and local healthcare partners to provide training for healthcare occupations in Tillamook County. These degrees and certificates are granted by partner colleges, but TBCC offers program prerequisites, general education requirements, related coursework, and sometimes program courses. Program information including degree requirements is available on the partner college website.

To learn more please speak with a Career Education Advisor on our student services team studentservices@

Diagnostic Imaging AAS DegreeLinn-Benton Community College

Medical Laboratory Technology AAS DegreePortland Community College

Occupational Therapy Assistant AAS DegreeLinn-Benton Community College

Pharmacy Technician Certificate: Central Oregon Community College

Watch the Health Occupation Career Pathway Video