Nursing & Allied Health

If you are interested in starting a new career in the healthcare profession, Oregon Coast Community College’s lineup of allied health programs may well be the right choice for you. More than 200 graduates of our program are currently working in the industry – many right here in Lincoln County – helping patients, supporting families, and contributing to their communities.

OCCC Allied Health Programs application period has closed.

Program Options:

Associate of Applied Science Degree in Nursing

This two-year degree is a combination of nursing and transfer credits. This Associate Degree qualifies you to take the National Council Licensure Exam (NCLEXLRN) to become a Registered Nurse (RN).
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Practical Nursing Certificate

The Practical Nursing Certificate provides a one-year curriculum for students who desire to be a member of a nursing or health care team and gives care to patients of all ages under the direction of registered nurses and/or licensed physicians.
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Medical Assistant Certificate

The Medical Assistant Program prepares students for entry level employment in a physician’s clinic or a variety of other healthcare settings. Program graduates will have the academic, administrative and clinical skills necessary for an allied healthcare professional.
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Emergency Medical Technician

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) courses train students to take the state certification tests for the EMT Basic level. The courses are accredited by the Oregon Department of Education and the Oregon State EMS office. The EMT Basic courses are applicable to the Associate of Applied Science Paramedic Degrees at other Community Colleges in Oregon.
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Equal Opportunity and Non-Discrimination

The College prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, disability, veteran status, age, sexual orientation, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law in any area, activity or operation of the College. The College also prohibits retaliation against an individual for engaging in activity protected under this policy, and interfering with rights or privileges granted under anti-discrimination laws. In addition, the College complies with applicable provisions of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (as amended), related Executive Orders 11246 and 11375, Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (as amended), Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (“USERRA’), and all local and state civil rights laws. Under this policy, equal opportunity for employment, admission, and participation in the College’s programs, services, and activities will be extended to all persons, and the College will promote equal opportunity and treatment through application of this policy and other College efforts designed for that purpose.

Persons having questions about equal opportunity and nondiscrimination should contact either: 
Vice President of Student Affairs, Dr. Bruce Clemetsen, 541-867-8511

Or, Human Resources Manager Joy Gutknecht 541-867-8515

Questions can also be mailed to their attention at:
400 SE College Way, Newport, OR  97366. 


Lack of English language skills will also not be a barrier to admission and participation in the College’s CTE programs.

Oregon Coast Community College is committed to providing equal opportunities for students with disabilities throughout the College community. Students with documented disabilities are entitled to reasonable accommodations under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Our philosophy is to maximize your independence and self-reliance, providing a variety of support options to assist you in achieving your educational and/or vocational objectives. To receive services, you must submit documentation of your disabling condition(s) to the Vice President of Student Affairs. To initiate support services, please contact the Vice President of Student Affairs at 541-867-8511 or via email. Students are responsible for requesting, in a timely manner, accommodation and documenting the nature and extent of their disability.

De conformidad con la Ley de Estadounidenses con Discapacidades (American with Disabilities Act, ADA), Oregon Coast Community College ofrece adaptaciones razonables o acomodaciones. Si desea una adaptación razonable, comuníquese con el Vicepresidente de Asuntos Estudiantiles y el Oficial de Cumplimiento de la Sección 504 400 SE College Way, Newport, OR 97366) at 541-867-8511 or at