Tacoma Community College

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Healthcare Industry

Certified Nursing Assistant

Certified Nursing Assistant Certificate

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The CNA certificate is part of TCC's Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training (I-BEST) Program, which allows students to work towards college and career readiness at the same time. I-BEST students gain basic math, reading, writing and comprehension skills while working toward a number of employable certificates, including the CNA certificate.

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Medical Sonographer

Diagnostic Medical Sonography, A.A.S.

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This full-time (21 months long) program leads to an Associate of Applied Sciences degree with a specialization in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS). Training includes classroom and laboratory instruction, as well as clinical education in an affiliated ultrasound department.

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Medical Records and Health Information Technician

Medical Billing Specialist Certificate

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The online Medical Billing Specialist Certificate prepares students for careers as medical billers, patient account representatives, medical claims reviewers and other support positions. This one-year certificate is fully online, admits in winter quarter yearly on a space-available basis, and has no formal application process. Students can attend full or part-time. The following schedule is based on full-time attendance. The program includes an internship consisting of computer-based simulations mirroring the professional environment. Students completing the MBS certificate are encouraged to sit for the national Certified Professional Biller (CPB) credential offered through the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC).

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Radiology Tech

Radiologic Science, A.A.S.

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X-ray technologists or radiographers operate X-ray equipment to generate diagnostic images of the human body. They perform radiologic examinations independently as well as assisting radiologists or other physicians to meet their imaging needs. They work in hospitals, medical imaging centers, and clinics.

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Respiratory Therapist

Respiratory therapist, A.A.S.

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The 2-year Respiratory Therapy program leads to an Associate in Applied Sciences degree, Respiratory Therapy. Program graduates are eligible to take the Therapist Multiple Choice (TMC) examination administered by the National Board for Respiratory Care to earn certification as a Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT). Students may then become eligible to take the Clinical Simulation to earn their Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) credential.

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Public Service Industry

Social Services Assistant

Chemical Dependency Certificate

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The Human Services Certificate supplements a prior college degree to meet the educational competencies required by the state of Washington for the Chemical Dependency Professional (CDP) certification.

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Human Services Professional Program, A.A.S.

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TCC's Human Services Professional program prepares students to work as practitioners in social, mental health and addiction service agencies; and non-profit organizations, schools and prisons. You’ll learn about human behavior and social problems and how individuals interact with systems to address these issues. You'll learn how to help people meet their physical, mental and emotional needs.

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Preschool Teacher

Early Childhood Education - Emphasis on children with exceptionalities Certificate

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TCC's Early Childhood Education Certificate programs prepare students to become successful early childhood professionals working with all children to meet their individual needs. This program is for people wanting to work with young children (birth through 8 years old), including children who are culturally, linguistically and ability diverse. Students may earn stand-alone certificates or apply the courses to an Associated in Applied Science degree in Early Childhood Education.

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Early Childhood Education, A.A.S.

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This program is structured as progressive, leading to two levels of achievement with a certificate and an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree. Employment opportunities are in preschools, childcare centers, family childcare, HeadStart/ ECEAP programs, kindergarten through third grade classrooms (as a teacher assistant), and/or other early learning programs.

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Early Childhood Education, Initial Certificate

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TCC's Early Childhood Education Certificate programs prepare students to become successful early childhood professionals working with all children to meet their individual needs. This program is for people wanting to work with young children (birth through 8 years old), including children who are culturally, linguistically and ability diverse. Students may earn stand-alone certificates or apply the courses to an Associated in Applied Science degree in Early Childhood Education.

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Early Childhood Education, Short Certificate

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TCC's Early Childhood Education Certificate programs prepare students to become successful early childhood professionals working with all children to meet their individual needs. This program is for people wanting to work with young children (birth through 8 years old), including children who are culturally, linguistically and ability diverse. Students may earn stand-alone certificates or apply the courses to an Associated in Applied Science degree in Early Childhood Education.

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EMTs and Paramedics

Emergency Medical and Health Services, A.A.S.

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Paramedic Certificate + 42 Credits = AAS Degree
Not starting the Paramedic program until fall quarter? You can complete all but one course of the 42 additional credits needed to earn your EMHS Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree before starting the Paramedic program. You may also choose to complete the additional 42 credits after completing the certificate program.

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EMT-Basic Certificate

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The EMT-Basic Program at Tacoma Community College trains students in fundamental emergency medical procedures including, but not limited to:
HIV/HBV Prevention
Baseline Vitals
Lifting and Moving of Patients
Airway Management
Communication and Documentation
General Pharmacology
Respiratory, Cardiovascular, Behavioral and other Emergencies
Bleeding and Shock
Injuries to Head and Spine
Diabetes and Allergies
Poisonings
Infant and Child Emergency Care

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Paramedic Certificate

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Apply in the spring for this one-year, 61-credit certificate program, which starts summer quarter.

Before applying to the Paramedic Program, you must earn your EMT Basic certificate and complete all prerequisites.

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Paralegal and Legal Assistant

Limited License Legal Technician Certificate

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TCC offers the Limited License Legal Technician (LLLT) Core Curriculum required by the Washington State Bar Association (WSBA). The LLLT license allows holders to provide limited legal advice in family law. The Washington State Supreme Court endorsed the license on Sept. 1, 2012, making Washington the first state that authorizes this profession.

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Paralegal, A.A.S.

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The Associate of Applied Science degree, Paralegal is approved by the American Bar Association and designed to train students for careers working as paralegals or legal assistants in law firms, governmental agencies, corporate legal departments, public service organizations, and other institutions. Paralegals work under the supervision of an attorney and are not licensed to practice law.

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Paralegal, Preferred Pro-Certificate

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The Paralegal Preferred Pro-Certificate is designed for those who already possess an Associate or Bachelor’s degree and wish to enter the profession, or if already employed in the legal field, to enhance their career potential.

The Paralegal Preferred Pro-Certificate program is approximately a one-year program. Legal courses are taught by faculty in the paralegal program who represent various aspects of the field of law and hold a high regard for academic and professional integrity.

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Information Technology Industry

Information Security Analyst

Cyber Security Certificate

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TCC offers five Networking & Cyber Security program certificates: Help Desk, Technical Support, Network Support, Cyber Security and Database Management. These can be earned as stand-alone certificates or can be applied to the Associate in Applied Sciences (AAS) degree requirements. All program coursework must be completed with ‘C’ grades or higher to qualify for any certificates or degrees.

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Network & Cyber Security, A.A.S.

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TCC’s Network & Cyber Security program prepares students for careers in database administration, network administration and technical support with a focus on cyber security. Cyber security is essential to protecting our economy, businesses, government and private information.

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Database Administrators

Database Management Certificate

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TCC offers five Networking & Cyber Security program certificates: Help Desk, Technical Support, Network Support, Cyber Security and Database Management. These can be earned as stand-alone certificates or can be applied to the Associate in Applied Sciences (AAS) degree requirements. All program coursework must be completed with ‘C’ grades or higher to qualify for any certificates or degrees.

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Network and Computer Systems Administrator

Network & Cyber Security, A.A.S.

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TCC’s Network & Cyber Security program prepares students for careers in database administration, network administration and technical support with a focus on cyber security. Cyber security is essential to protecting our economy, businesses, government and private information.

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Network Support Certificate

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TCC offers five Networking & Cyber Security program certificates: Help Desk, Technical Support, Network Support, Cyber Security and Database Management. These can be earned as stand-alone certificates or can be applied to the Associate in Applied Sciences (AAS) degree requirements. All program coursework must be completed with ‘C’ grades or higher to qualify for any certificates or degrees.

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IT Support Specialist

Technical Support Certificate

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TCC offers five Networking & Cyber Security program certificates: Help Desk, Technical Support, Network Support, Cyber Security and Database Management. These can be earned as stand-alone certificates or can be applied to the Associate in Applied Sciences (AAS) degree requirements. All program coursework must be completed with ‘C’ grades or higher to qualify for any certificates or degrees.

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Business Industry

Training and Development Specialist

Human Resource Specialist Certificate

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Designed for students preparing for a career in Human Resources. This certificate is for individuals who are in the workforce and are returning to school to enhance their skills.

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Real Estate Appraiser

Tax Preparation Certificate

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This certificate is designed for individuals who are currently employed in the workforce and returning to school to enhance or update skills for the accounting industry. Courses taken for this certificate can be applied to the Accounting APS degree.

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Contact Phone Number

253-566-5000

Address

6501 S 19th St
Tacoma, WA 98466-6100
United States