• Disaster Preparedness

    Disaster Preparedness for Hospitals and Healthcare Organizations

    Protecting the critical infrastructure of the United States is essential to the Nation’s security, public health and safety, economic vitality, and way of life. Hospitals and healthcare organizations are part of the critical infrastructure as identified in the National Infrastructure Protection Plan (NIPP).


    Join us at no cost for this two-day national disaster preparedness course. This course will focus on preparedness processes and activities, and will provide hospitals and healthcare personnel an opportunity to acquire the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to help ensure the sustainability of their facilities and organizations during all types of disasters.


    Registration Open! Space Limited!

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  • SBCTC Issue Brief

    Guided Pathways: How Student Completions May Begin to Change

    Washington State established an ambitious goal for 70 percent of all Washingtonians to have a post-secondary credential by 2023.


    Guided Pathways is a major initiative aimed at increasing college completion. The approach simplifies student decision-making and allows colleges to provide predictable schedules and frequent feedback so students can complete degrees efficiently.


    Under this framework, colleges re-design their degrees and offerings into structured pathways that align with students’ goals for further education and careers. Colleges support incoming students in choosing a program of study and developing an academic plan based on a recommended program map created by faculty and advisors.

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  • WA Sentinel Network

    Be the Link: Help Spot Health Workforce Trends

    Employers across the state are joining a nework of their peers to identify emerging health workforce demands.


    As a Sentinel, you will:

    - Help ensure the state's health workforce is prepared to respond to the transforming health care environment.

    - Have access to current and actionable information about emerging workforce needs.

    - Compare your organization's experience and emerging workforce demand trends with similar employer groups.


    Washington’s Health Workforce Sentinel Network is led by the state’s Workforce Board in collaboration with the Health Care Authority and the UW Center for Health Workforce Studies.


    The Sentinel Network findings will be available at wasentinelnetwork.org by September, 2016.

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Welcome to Our Center!

The WA State Board for Community and Technical Colleges presents the Allied Health Center of Excellence

In 2009, Washington became the first and only state in the nation to codify Centers of Excellence into state statute (HB1323)

Ten Centers across the state represent a sector strategy to serve as economic development drivers for industries that help grow the state's economy.

The Allied Health Center of Excellence, with regional and statewide leadership activities, serves as a resource to all 34 community and technical colleges, K-12 Health Science, business / industry partners, plus identified government entities to ensure a continuous pipeline of new healthcare professionals.


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Allied Health Careers