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Nursing and Health Occupations Program


Angela Johnston
Nursing & Health Occupations Administrative Assistant, (541) 506-6141

Department Chair

Diana Lee-Greene

Emergency Medical Service

Offers a one-year certificate in Emergency Medical Services.

Healthcare Informatics

Offers a one-year certificate in Basic Healthcare Informatics Assistant.

Medical Assistant

Offers a one-year certificate in Medical Assisting.


Offers a two-year Associate of Applied Science degree in Nursing and a one-year Practical Nursing certificate.

Nursing Assistant

Courses are offered to prepare students to take the CNA 1, CNA 2 and Medication Aide certification exams with the State of Oregon Board of Nursing.


Students who take this course will gain the knowledge and skills required for employment as a phlebotomist.


Course Name Credits Description
EMS 105 EMT Part I 5

Explores the legal and ethical issues encountered by the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). Develops an understanding of basic human anatomy and physiology in addition to medical terminology. Introduces the necessary skills to assess patients by focusing on the signs and symptoms related to the respiratory, cardiac and endocrine systems.  Course sequence requires mandatory orientation, passing criminal background check and drug screen. Part 1 of the 2-part Oregon EMT course. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 90, MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores; current HCP CPR card. Audit available.

EMS 106 EMT Part II 5

Continues EMS 105. Develops the basic knowledge and skills necessary to treat victims of trauma, patients that present with special challenges, and sick and injured pediatrics. Expands knowledge and understanding of specific incidents that the Emergency Medical Technician may encounter in the field such as mass-casualty incidents, hazardous materials, motor vehicle collisions, and acts of terrorism. Includes preparation for state and national licensing exams. Requires meeting Oregon Health Authority Standards for health profession student clinical training, including immunizations, TB screening and the ability to pass a criminal background check and drug screen before placement into mandatory clinical observations in hospital emergency department and ambulance ride-along experience.  Prerequisites: completion of EMS 105 with a “C” or better at CGCC within the previous 5 terms; current HCP CPR card.

EMS 120 Emergency Medical Services: First Responder 3

Trains those who are usually the first person at the scene of trauma or medical emergencies, including law enforcement, fire department personnel, etc. Develops the knowledge and skills to provide basic care for trauma, medical and environmental emergencies; evaluation of scene and patients; and appropriate access and use of the Emergency Medical Services System.  Must be 16 years of age. Audit available.

HE 113 First Aid and CPR/AED Professional Rescuers/Healthcare Providers 1

Introduces basic first aid knowledge in the home, work, and community environment. Students gain knowledge and skills to perform Health Care Provider Level BLS and AED for adults/children/infants. Upon successful completion of this course, students will receive an American Heart Association (AHA) Heartsaver First Aid card and an AHA BLS for Healthcare Provider card. Recommend: RD 115 or equivalent placement test scores.

HIM 182 Health Care Delivery Systems 3

Explores the past, present and future influences on the delivery of health care, including provider organizations and settings, financing of health care, causes and characteristics of health care utilization in the United States, regulation and monitoring of health care systems and ethical issues associated with health care policy and technology. Audit available.

MA 112 Medical Office Assistant 1 1

Explores personal ethics and understanding of self-awareness, communications skills, and work ethics in both personal and professional environments; emphasis is on attitude, time management, and goal setting.

MA 117 Medical Office Administrative Procedures 3

Introduces medical office administrative procedures with emphasis on patient reception, appointment scheduling, telephone techniques, mail handling, financial records, accounts receivable and payable, insurance, office management, and medical records management. Corequisite: MA 118 & MA 180.

MA 118 Medical Office Administrative Procedures Lab 2

Computer simulation of the medical office administrative procedures covered in MA 117 with emphasis on patient registration, appointment scheduling, medical insurance, posting of charges and payments to a patient’s account, billing and collections, hospital rounds and release of records authorizations. Corequisite: MA 117.

MA 122 Medical Office Assistant 2 1

Examines communication and professionalism in the role of the medical assistant with emphasis on verbal and non-verbal communication, patient education and communicating wellness. Prerequisites: MA 112.

MA 123 Medical Office Clinical Procedures 3

Covers examination room techniques, assisting the physician with examination, treatment, minor surgery, methods of asepsis and sterilization, and the proper care of equipment and supplies. Prerequisite: MP 111, BI 122 or BI 233, MTH 60 and placement into RD 115 and WR 115. Concurrent enrollment MA 124.

MA 124 Medical Office Clinical Procedures Lab 2

Practice and demonstrate proficiency in the procedures listed under MA123. Examination room techniques, assisting the physician with examination, treatment and minor surgery.  Covers methods of asepsis and sterilization and the proper care of equipment and supplies. Corequisite MA 123.

MA 131 Pathophysiology for the Medical Assistant 5

Explores concepts of disease processes as they relate to the normal physiology of the major body systems, including: etiology, signs and symptoms of disease, treatment options and methods of evaluating cause and effect of diseases as it relates to the role of the medical assistant. Enrollment limited to those in the Medical Assisting program.

MA 132 Medical Office Assistant 3 1

Presents an introduction to community resources, an overview of the process and requirements of the directed practice, and a review for the national credential examination. Prerequisites: MA 122.

MA 136 Medications 2

Introduces drug therapy with emphasis on safety and classifications of common drugs and their actions, appropriate drug uses, effects, dangers and precautions. Covers routes of medication administration, management and control. Reviews common prescription abbreviations, forms of medications and basic drug categories. Prerequisites: MA 123, MA 124, MP 111 and admission to the MA program.

MA 180 Coding and Reimbursement 2

Introduces CPT, ICD and HCPCS coding and reimbursement systems for physician offices and medical clinics. Prerequisite: MP111; Corequisite: MA117

MA 270 Clinical Practicum 6

Practice administrative skills and clinical skills in a medical clinic/physician office setting. Department permission required.

MLT 100 Medical Office Laboratory Procedures 4

Introduces clinical laboratory principles and procedures commonly performed in the physician's office setting, including phlebotomy, specimen collection and handling, urinalysis, basic hematology, chemistry, serology, microbiology and quality control. Prerequisites: MP 111; BI 122 or BI 233.

MP 111 Medical Terminology 4

Covers analysis of the structure of medical words and application to basic anatomy, physiology, and disease processes of the human body. Stresses spelling and pronunciation. English communication skills necessary. Prerequisites: Placement into RD 90 and WR 90.

MP 140 Introduction to Health Law and Ethics 3

Introduces the legal aspects, code of ethics and policy issues relevant to health care. Emphasizes confidential communications, advanced directives, consents, professional liability, medical malpractice, release of information, case studies and the professional code of ethics for medical assistants.  Includes concepts of professional credentialing and responsibility, liability and working within legal/ethical boundaries. Prerequisites: WR115, RD115, and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores.

MP 150 Introduction to Electronic Health Records 3

Introduces basic concepts of use and maintenance of an Electronic Health Records (EHR) system.  Provides exposure to basic navigation of an EHR.  Explores issues around privacy, security, government regulations and ethical legal aspects of the health information technology environment. Recommended: CAS133. Prerequisite: MP111.

NUR 110 Nursing I: Fundamentals of Nursing 9

Introduces the collection and organization of client/patient data relating to nursing care responsibilities in community-based long-term care. Examines the roles and interaction of nursing theory and practice as they relate to the physiological, psychological, sociocultural, developmental and spiritual needs of clients/patients. Prerequisite: NUR 60 and admission to the Nursing Program.

NUR 111 Nursing II: Care Across the Lifespan 9

Integrates nursing theory and practice as they relate to growth and development, psychosocial coping responses to illness, and alterations in the health status of adults, children and their families. Includes content on the obstetrical client/patient. Covers application of nursing process to promote health of clients/patients in acute care and community-based settings. Prerequisite: NUR 110 or admission into the Nursing Program by advanced placement.

NUR 112 Nursing III: Obstetrics & Chronic Healthcare 9

Expands on nursing theory and practice related to nursing care focusing on acute and chronic healthcare needs of patients. Includes nursing care responsibilities for patients and their families in the acute care and obstetrical settings. Prerequisite: NUR 111 or admission into the Nursing Program by advanced placement.

NUR 210 Nursing IV: Psychiatric & Complex Acute Care 9

Continues nursing curriculum and clinical practices of roles and responsibilities at the registered nurse level. Provides opportunities to learn and apply the knowledge and skills necessary to implement care for complex acute care and psychiatric clients. Prerequisite: NUR 112 or admission into the Nursing Program by advanced placement.

Clinical: TB test results and current immunizations submitted before student is permitted in the clinical area. Current CPR certification is required.

NUR 211 Nursing V: Emergent Healthcare 9

Explores the higher level nursing roles found in critical care, end of life care, and discharge planning within hospital and community settings. Emphasizes the planning and delivery of individualized, holistic and more complex nursing care to seriously ill clients in the acute care area. Prerequisite: NUR 210.

Clinical: TB test results and current immunizations submitted before student is permitted in the clinical area. Current CPR certification is required. Focus is on nursing interventions for the unstable medical/surgical patient.

NUR 212 Nursing VI: Preceptorship 9

Integrates theory and registered nurse practice through preceptorship and capstone projects. Includes preceptorship placement in either the acute care, specialty care, or community-based care setting. Emphasizes leadership and management concepts. Prerequisite: NUR 211.

Clinical: TB test results and current immunizations submitted before student is permitted in the clinical area. Current CPR certification is required.

NUR 90 Nursing Assistant 1 9

Covers the knowledge and skills needed for the safe physical care of patients in long-term care facilities. Follows curriculum approved by the Oregon State Board of Nursing in preparation for the Oregon Nursing Assistant Exam. Prerequisites: Placement into RD 90 and WR 90; proof of Measles immunization; Prerequisite/Concurrent: current TB test and passing of a criminal background check.

Faculty and Staff

Namesort icon Title Email Phone
Jessica Webb Nursing Instructor (541) 506-6141
Marcus Van Laar Emergency Medical Services Instructor (541) 506-6141
Jennifer Stager Jennifer Stager Nursing Instructor (541) 506-6163
A. Lynette Shere Nursing Instructor (541) 506-6141
Patricia Schluter Nursing Assistant Instructor (541) 506-6141
Lorie Saito Lorie Saito Nursing Instructor (541) 506-6146
Erinn Quinn Nursing Instructor (541) 506-6141
Karren Middleton Karren Middleton
Nursing Instructor
CNA program
Clay McCrea Clay McCrea Emergency Medical Technology Instructor (541) 506-6141
Griselda Manzo De Garcia Griselda Manzo De Garcia Nursing Instructor (541) 506-6141
Diana Lee-Greene Diana Lee-Greene Medical Assisting Program Coordinator (541) 506-6164
Gwen Johnston Gwen Johnston Nursing Instructor (541) 506-6143
Angela Johnston Angela Johnston Nursing & Health Occupations Administrative Assistant (541) 506-6141
Doris Jepson Doris Jepson Nursing Instructor/Director of Nursing and Health Occupations (541) 506-6140
Manuel Irusta Manuel Irusta Emergency Medical Services Instructor (541) 506-6141
Darlene Hayes Darlene Hayes Medical Assistant Instructor (541) 506-6141
Maureen Harter Maureen Harter Nursing Instructor (541) 506-6145
Carol Fisher Nursing Assistant Instructor (541) 506-6141
Jon Ellefson Jon Ellefson Phlebotomy Instructor (541) 506-6141
Tamara Eidler Emergency Medical Services Lab Assistant (541) 506-6141
Tony DePinto Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Instructor (541) 506-6141
Joyce Burkhart Medical Terminology Instructor (541) 506-6141
Mercedes Bolton Mercedes Bolton Nursing Instructor (541) 506-6148
Amanda Bellus Amanda Bellus Nursing Instructor (541) 506-6141
Diana Bailey Diana Bailey Nursing Instructor (541) 506-6147
Dawn Agidius Dawn Agidius Clinical Nursing Instructor (541) 506-6146