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TBCC Healthcare Programs

TBCC has healthcare degrees and programs that can get you started, or help advance your healthcare career. To learn more please speak with a Career Education Advisor on our student services team studentservices@tillamookbaycc.edu.

Certified Medical Assistant – Application

Certified Medical Assistants (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.

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.

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.

EMS Certificate – Learn More

Students will have the opportunity to complete the coursework necessary for the State of Oregon EMT certification. 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, Non-Credit Training Certificate – Learn More

This program includes in classroom training and clinical practicum. Participants in the program will prepare to take the ASCP Phlebotomy Technician examination for certification.

Earn a degree in Nursing!

Nursing AAS Degree: Oregon Coast Community College

Tillamook Bay Community College has developed a partnership with Oregon Coast Community College and local healthcare partners to provide training for skilled Registered Nurses in Tillamook County. This degree is granted by Oregon Coast Community College (in consortium with Portland Community College). TBCC offers program prerequisites, general education, and nursing-related coursework. All Nursing (NUR) classes are offered by Oregon Coast Community College 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 developed partnerships with several colleges and local healthcare partners to provide training for several healthcare occupations in Tillamook County. These certificates and degrees 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@tillamookbaycc.edu.

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