Allied Health Department
Allied Health Information Sessions
Every fall, winter, and spring quarter, two Allied Health Information Sessions will be offered. All students planning to apply to an Allied Health program should attend an information session (this requirement can be waived for students who live out of the area). Complete this step as early as possible. One session will be offered each quarter via ITV on Omak's campus.
- Fall quarter 2014 dates will be posted soon.
Allied Health Programs
North Central Washington has a growing need for qualified health care workers in many fields. Wenatchee Valley College (WVC) is responding to this need for Allied Health professionals in the region by expanding the capacity of some programs.
Chemical Dependency Studies (Wenatchee, Omak)
Employment in the chemical dependency counseling field is steadily growing. Social service, health, and corrections agencies require staff members to obtain training and certification in this field. WVC’s two-year associate of technical sciences degree in chemical dependency studies meets the needs of those already working with alcoholism and drug abuse clients, those aspiring to be certified chemical dependency counselors and those enrolled in a health-occupation program.
Medical Assistant (Wenatchee)
Medical assistants support doctors in many ways, including patient care and help with administration of the medical office. WVC offers a certificate of completion in this four-quarter, limited-enrollment program.
Medical Laboratory Technology (Wenatchee, Omak, Regional)
Medical laboratory technicians perform a variety of scientific laboratory procedures that aid in the detection, diagnosis, and treatment of disease. In addition to employment in medical laboratories, graduates pursue positions in research, industry, veterinary laboratories, and medical and equipment sales. WVC offers an associate of technical sciences degree in medical laboratory technology. The MLT program is available in a variety of locations in Eastern Washington.
Nursing Assistant (Wenatchee, Omak)
The nursing assistant program at WVC provides the basics in care-giving skills for entry-level employment in health care. Upon completion of this one-quarter program, students are eligible to take the certification examination for nursing assistants. Successful completion of this program satisfies one of the prerequisites for the nursing program.
Nursing (LPN, RN) (Wenatchee, Omak)
The registered nurse is a vital leader on the health care delivery team. Individuals interested in this field may seek a certificate of completion for the practical nursing program and an associate degree for the registered nursing program. Completion of the first year of the associate degree program entitles the student to take the licensure examination for practical nursing (LPN). Completion of the two-year program entitles the student to take the licensure examination for registered nursing (RN).
Radiologic Technology (Wenatchee)
Radiology is part of the broad discipline of diagnostic imaging used in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases. Radiologic Technologists use imaging technologies to assist physicians in diagnosing injury and disease, as well as monitoring the efficacy of treatment. WVC offers an associate of technical sciences degree program in Radiologic Technology.