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The Pre-Nursing program has been developed to meet the needs of students interested in the medical field. The program will prepare students for initial certification as a nursing assistant as well as continued training in nursing and health care. Students spend time in the classroom and clinical settings learning procedures for patient care including blood pressure, temperature, pulse and respiration, as well as learning how to bathe, groom, feed, transfer, position and exercise patients. During this time students will become familiar with anatomy, physiology and signs, symptoms and prevention of disease. A portion of the year is spent in a supervised clinical experience working with patients.

Career Opportunities

  • Nursing assistant
  • Registered nurse
  • Licensed practical nurse
  • Physicians assistant
  • Home health care provider
  • Health care provider

Certificate Opportunities: Certified nursing assistant. Progress towards Associates of Applied Science degree at CBC

Pre-requisites: Junior/senior standing. Seniors will have priority placement. Successful screening by the Washington State Patrol. Must be able to provide your own transportation to clinical sites.

Sessions offered: AM Session is 8 to 10:30 a.m. Monday through Friday. PM Session is 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Length of program: 1 year

Location: Tri-Tech

Equivalency Credits: 0.5 Technical English 1 or 2, 0.5 English, 1.0 Lab Science, 0.5 Health 

Occupational/Elective Credits: 3 per year

College credits available: 8 college credits


Angela Nemeth

Pre-Nursing/Medical Occupations

Roger Potts

Pre-Nursing/Medical Occupations