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Minds that Cure. Hearts that Care.
Health Professions

Minds that Cure. Hearts that Care.
Health Professions

Health Professions Division


NWACC offers the most relevant, hands-on education in the high-demand career field of health care. You can earn certificates and degree programs that lead to the beginning of dynamic and rewarding career in health or dental professions.

Due to the aging population and the expanding health and dental care job market, there is a national and local shortage of providers. Health science professionals are in high demand and job opportunities are abundant.

NWACC is a leader in graduating professional and competent health and oral care professionals. We are committed to student success, and through tutoring programs, campus lab activities, and professional student organizations, you'll be able to develop leadership skills and build career networks.

Feel free to learn more about our different health professions programs below.

To view the latest COVID-19 updates and what to expect this school year, visit NWACC's coronavirus web page.

Male physical therapy assistant student practicing in class

Physical Therapist Assistant

Assist in treating patients recovering from injuries and illnesses through therapeutic interventions as a physical therapist assistant. 

Physical Therapist Assistant

Respiratory Therapy students practicing skills

Respiratory Therapist

Learn about becoming a respiratory therapist and work alongside physicians to provide life-saving health care for those with heart and lung diseases. 

Respiratory Therapist

Female Nursing student

Nursing

Become a nurse and provide hands-on care to patients by administering medications, observing and monitoring patients' conditions and much more.

Nursing

Male and female CNA/PCA students learn to stitch

CNA & PCA

Gain skills in providing basic care to patients, administering medicine, and more by becoming a certified nursing assistant (CNA) or patient care assistant (PCA).

CNA/PCA+

Female health information management student holding a clipboard

Health Information Management

Organize and manage health information data by ensuring its quality, accessibility and security as a health information technician.

Health Information Management

Dental students practicing in class

Dental Assistant

Become an integral part of the dental health care team and deliver oral health care and provide post-operative care as a dental assistant.
 

Dental Assistant

Two Fire Science students holding a hose pointed towards a fire

Fire Science

Fight fires, respond to medical emergencies, and assist in angle rescues in a dangerous, yet rewarding career in fire science. 


Fire Science

Older bald black man setting up a machine to x-ray a white woman with brown hair laying on a table

Radiologic Imaging Sciences

Become a radiologic technologist and perform imaging examinations on patients using X-ray, magnetic resonance imaging and computed technology.

Radiologic Imaging Sciences

Male and female EMT students learning

Emergency Medical Services (EMS)

Save lives by enrolling in an EMS program and learning how to perform emergency medical patient care quickly and safely.