The Health Professions Department offers a variety of programs and classes to assist individuals wishing to enter healthcare careers. The excellence of each program is evidenced by our graduates' high scores on licensing board exams and rapid employment. All programs are accredited from governing boards.
Program application requirements and processes vary and may differ from year-to-year. Programs begin fall term (exception is the EMT Basic class series which also runs a Winter and Spring series.)
Additional Requirements for Health Professions Students
- Health Professions requires all students to submit appropriate personal information
- Minimum GPA requirement at graduation
- Standards of Conduct in the Use of Social Media for Health Professions
Other Health Professions, Health, and Physical Education Services
As a community service, the Health Professions Division also provides a low cost Dental Clinic. The clinic supplements our Dental Assisting and Dental Hygiene Programs. See below for additional information.
If you have not had a dental visit within the past two years, call (541) 463-5206 to schedule a screening appointment. The Lane Dental Hygiene Clinic offers low cost cleanings, X-rays and sealants. Limited restorative appointments are available winter and spring terms.
As our world becomes more advanced and connected and technology increases, individuals and societies can become negatively impacted. The number of illnesses and deaths from chronic diseases, such as heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and stroke are in part related to personal health choices. In addition, new and emerging infectious diseases are stretching the available resources to combat them. Thus, the achievement of optimal health remains a worldwide priority in the twenty-first century. The primary role of a health educator is to act as an "agent of change" that positively impacts both an individual's and society's ability to reach its fullest potential.
Physical Education/Fitness Center
The Physical Education Department offers a variety of course offerings in fitness, strength training, yoga, individual and team sports. A state-of-the-art Fitness Center is also available and offers both credit or non-credit options. Our students can achieve a wide array of benefits through participation. Benefits may include:
- Exercise combats health conditions and diseases
- Exercise improves mood
- Exercise boosts energy
- Exercise promotes better sleep
- Exercise can be fun