Holiday Closure

Bellingham Technical College will be closed from Thursday, November 26 through Sunday, November 29, 2020 for the Thanksgiving Holiday.

BTC’s programs in Nursing & Allied Health are geared for students with an interest in health, wellness, and the medical field.

You’ll learn the high-demand skills needed for a rewarding career in the challenging, highly technical world of healthcare and wellness. You can put your education to work in hospitals, clinics, insurance companies, fire agencies, and wellness centers.

The employment outlook for program graduates is very strong, and students can expect to earn good wages. Skilled workers in Nursing & Health Science programs are in high demand.

Degrees & Certificates

Here are the Degrees & Certificates you can earn in this area.


Nursing:

Nursing DTA/MRP
Nursing LPN-RN
Nursing Assistant
Pre-Nursing
Practical Nursing

Dental:

Dental Assisting
Dental Hygiene
Expanded Functions Dental Auxiliary (EFDA)

Imaging:

Radiologic Technology

Surgical:

Surgery Technology

Emergency Services:

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
Paramedic

Veterinary:

Veterinary Technician

Medical Administration:

Medical Office Support


Degree & Certificate Definitions

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree:

A two-year associate degree that allows you to go directly to work in your field.

Associate of Applied Science-Transfer (AAS-T) degree:

A two-year associate degree with transferable general education courses that allows you to either go directly into your field, transfer to a specific program at a four-year college or university, or prepare for your bachelor of applied science degree at BTC.

Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degree:

A two-year bachelor’s degree that can be added on top of an existing associate degree from an accredited college, or even a previous bachelor’s degree.

Certificates:

Certificates are academic credentials that can be earned in a shorter time than degrees, and which provide you with a set of skills to find a job or stay current in your field. Certificates typically last six months to one year, and some are designed to build on top of each other or eventually to a longer-term certificate or degree. Many certificates are financial aid eligible, so explore certificates now and find out if one is right for you.

Direct Transfer Agreement/Major Related Program (DTA/MRP) associate degree:

Allows students to take both General Education courses and major-specific courses in preparation for transfer with junior standing to a four-year college or university.