What are CGCC Health Certification Courses?

EMT Part I and Part II

EMT Part I and Part II train students in the recognition of symptoms related to illness or injury and the proper procedures of emergency care. Students also observe the EMT’s role in the hospital emergency department and ambulance during clinical rotation and ride-along experience. Coursework includes preparation for state and national licensure exams. Licensure by the National Registry and the Oregon Health Authority is required for those individuals wanting to volunteer or work for a local emergency response agency as an Emergency Medical Technician in the State of Oregon. (Credit)

Advanced EMT Part I and Part II

Advanced EMT (AEMT) introduces the roles and responsibilities of the Advanced Technician, emergency pharmacology, venous access and medication administration, airway management and ventilation. Includes medical patient assessment and management; trauma assessment and management; and special considerations such as pediatrics, geriatrics, and environmental emergencies with an emphasis on clinical decision-making. Prerequisite: Licensed as Oregon EMT or instructor permission if pending National Registry proof of certification. (Non-credit)

EMT Intermediate (EMT-I)

Builds upon Advanced EMT (AEMT) training (AEMT) to promote critical thinking in emergency situations and expand repertoire of practical techniques, with a focus on advanced cardiac drugs and pain medications. Includes 90 hours of instruction time plus required clinical experience time. Course requires being able to successfully pass a background check and drug screen. Students successfully completing this course will receive an Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) provider card and will be recommended to the Oregon State EMS Office for the EMT-I certification process. Class will also meet on some Saturdays to be arranged by instructor. Prerequisite: Licensed as Oregon Advanced EMT or instructor permission if pending National Registry proof of certification. (Non-credit)

Nursing Assistant 1 

Covers the knowledge and skills needed by a nursing assistant to provide safe and effective care to patients in a variety of health care settings. Follows curriculum approved by the Oregon State Board of Nursing in preparation for the student to take the Oregon certification exam for Nursing Assistant. Prerequisites: Placement into IRW 115 or WR 115; proof of required vaccines; current TB test; passing of a criminal background check; and a drug screen.

This course combines 70 hours of classroom and skills lab instruction and 40 hours of supervised clinical experience, with practice on-site at area healthcare facilities. Successful course completion allows for application to the OSBN to become a Certified Nursing Assistant. CNA1s work in a variety of settings, including nursing homes, adult day care centers, personal homes, assisted living facilities, and hospitals. (Credit)


The primary focus of this course is to prepare the student with the knowledge and skills required for employment as a phlebotomist. Upon successful completion of this class, the student will understand the concepts related to phlebotomy and the laboratory, including non-analytical factors affecting test results, knowledge about basic anatomical systems related to venipuncture and microcollection, and many of the special tests phlebotomists are required to perform. This course combined with at least 100 hours of on-the-job training will qualify the student to take the National Certifying Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science Phlebotomy Examination. (Non-credit).

**Note: These courses are not typically eligible for financial aid. Students participating in clinical experiences must also meet state requirements for immunization and screening.

Janie Griffin

Director of Nursing and Health Occupations

Katy Martin

Nursing and Health Occupations Administrative Assistant

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