The vision of Allied Health and Safety Education is for healthy and safe communities to have continuous access to flexible, high-quality education that meets the ongoing needs of their healthcare workforce.
The mission of Allied Health and Safety Education is to satisfy the demand for skilled healthcare workers and first responders by providing quality education and real-world training experiences to students entering a career in Allied Health or Safety professions as well as for those seeking continued professional development in healthcare and emergency response.
Allied Health & Safety Education
The purpose of Allied Health & Safety Education (AHSE) is to create a learning environment to support a variety of educational, personal enrichment, and career development goals in the field of health and safety. The clientele served by AHSE comprise a wide age group at a variety of educational levels and differing learning outcomes that range from obtaining and maintaining job skills, training for new careers, and personal growth.
Each Allied Health program requires:
- Placement testing
- Criminal Background check
- Immunizations verification for program with clinical
- Copy of Identification of valid Driver’s License
- *Entrance requirements may vary slightly in each program. See: application under the Resource Tab (add as hyperlink resource tab) https://dept.wwcc.edu/allied-health/applications/
Because of the growing population and increased aging sector of our country, there is a demand for trained workers in a variety of health-related occupations. The healthcare industry is experiencing shortages of qualified, competent healthcare workers. Health service jobs represent the fastest growth categories in the State of Washington.
Funding is sometimes available through various agencies for these programs.
Allied Health & Safety Education includes the following departments: Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), Fire Science (FCA), Health Occupations (HO), and Industrial First Aid (IFA). Please see specific program sections for certificate information.