Healthcare Pathway

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The phlebotomy technician program is a short-term program that can help students determine whether or not they will like a career in the health care industry and if serving patients is a future goal. 

This program prepares you to be certified to work as a phlebotomist in the clinical or laboratory setting, and also is a great foundation for future coursework in a medical field.

The Polytech has a one of a kind program that allows high school students to take their Pre-Nursing/Pre-Med/Pre-Dental prerequisite courses starting their junior year.  Our advisor will help you choose courses that meet both high school graduation requirements and align with Pre-Nursing, Pre-Med, and Pre-Dental programs. 

By enrolling this program you are able to put the prerequisites out of the way and help you transfer to a bachelor program in nursing by completing these objectives:

  • Build solid foundation in math and the sciences
  • Study nutrition, microbiology, human anatomy and psychology
  • Develop skills in communication and public speaking
  • Learn in small classes led by outstanding faculty

Most nursing programs also require that applicant have Nursing Assistant Certification.  The Polytech students may enroll in our C.N.A. Program simultaneously and earn this credential while completing other prerequisites. 

The Polytech’s Nursing Assistant program could help you to decide is a health care career is right for you with the least investment of time and money.  The C.N.A program consists of 176 hours of education, and is a foundation for many future medical credentials.   You will learn skills to provide basic assistance to patients in hospitals and nursing homes.

This program is approved and certified by both the WA Department of Social and Health Services and Department of Health. Upon completion of this program, you are eligible to take the NNAAP Exam and become certified in Washington State.  Many nursing programs require this certificate before making an application to their nursing program.