Nutrition, medical care, and movement are vital aspects of human well-being. LBCC offers CTE programs that lead to great careers in them all. We partner with health facilities throughout the Mid-Willamette Valley to offer students hands-on experiences in patient care. Our graduates go on to be nurses, radiography professionals, dental assistants, medical assistants, sleep technology specialists and more. Our region greatly relies on LBCC students to step into critical healthcare jobs that support our community. If you visit a medical facility in our service area, you will probably meet a healthcare worker who got his or her start at LBCC.
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Our healthcare programs
Gain clinical and expanded function experience while assisting dentists in various treatment procedures in LBCC’s campus dental clinic and in community dental offices.
Diagnostic Imaging is an exciting, dynamic, and progressive field. Getting certified in general radiography opens the door toward specialty imaging modalities like CT, MRI, mammography, and more.
LBCC’s Exercise & Sport Science program is designed to provide you with knowledge of preventive and corrective health practices. Courses in this program include Introduction to Health and Physical Education, Lifetime Health and Fitness, and Social and Individual Health Determinants.
Medical Assistants perform a variety of basic medical duties in clinical office and outpatient settings. These duties may include: Taking patient histories, Recording patients’ vital signs, Collecting and preparing laboratory specimen, Preparing patients for exams, X-rays, and procedures, Taking patient EKG’s, Phlebotomy, wound dressing, and other duties.
Nurses are an essential part of the health care team in the delivery of preventive and restorative care.The Nursing Program at LBCC prepares its graduates for a rewarding career in the profession by teaching current evidence-based concepts and competencies in nursing theory and practice, developing clinical and critical thinking skills, and shaping a strong work ethic, particularly in regard to safe and culturally-sensitive patient care, accuracy, professionalism, and continuing education.
A Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) is an integral part of the interdisciplinary healthcare system and the nursing team. A CNA works directly under the supervision and direction of a licensed nurse to care for clients in a variety of clinical settings. CNAs are essential to the health care team, providing physical care and emotional support to clients.
Occupational therapy assistants help people who have mental, physical, or developmental disabilities. Their goal is to help patients live more independently.
Phlebotomists help admit patients, draw blood, collect samples, and work with a wide-ranging team of medical professionals. They are comfortable working with blood, and have a deep interest in caring for patients.
LBCC’s Public Health program offers two Associate of Science (AS) degrees designed for students planning to transfer to Oregon State University to earn a baccalaureate degree in Public Health.
LBCC’s Sleep Technology program is a comprehensive online certificate program designed for students looking to begin a career in sleep medicine. There’s a didactic, learning portion, as well as a clinical, on-the-job training portion, in which students will be able to work in a sleep clinic located in Oregon.
LBCC’s Surgical Technologist program is a full-time, three-term, online hybrid certificate designed for students looking to gain Oregon licensure to work as surgical technicians and technologists throughout the state. This is an ideal program for students seeking a stable career in medicine, or a gateway into a medical career, as well as gain required certification in surgical technology.