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Safe and Ethical Care for Incarcerated Patients

On Thursday, October 26 at 5:30 p.m. in Graham Auditorium, Washington State Community College will unite programs from across campus to discuss a topic relevant not only to students enrolled in one of our healthcare programs but also to those in or public services: The Safe and Ethical Care for Incarcerated Patients. This collaborative effort will increase awareness and prepare our students from these programs for a situation that they will all likely face
A Panel Discussion with Health Sciences and Public Services By Adrienne Hellinger, RRT-ACCS WSCC Director of Respiratory Therapy ahellinger@wscc.edu Adrienne Hellinger On Thursday, October 26 at 5:30 p.m. in Graham Auditorium, Washington State Community College will unite programs from across campus to discuss a topic relevant not only to students enrolled in one of our healthcare programs but also to those in or public services: The Safe and Ethical Care for Incarcerated Patients. This collaborative effort will increase awareness and prepare our students from these programs for a situation that they will likely encounter after they...

History of Veteran Education

With Washington State\'s recent Collegiate Purple Star designation, Assistant Professor and Veterans Club sponsor Chris Carpenter, wanted to provide some background on the history of Veteran education. The signing of The Servicemen’s Readjustment Act of 1944 is one event in a long line of significant events in the history and current state of education. But this particular event started even before FDR signed the Act on June 22, 1944. The seeds can be seen in the formation of The American Legion in 1919. The Legion was chartered by Congress as a patriotic veteran’s organization which focused on “service to veterans,...

Major Exploration

Major Exploration
Selecting a major that you\'ll love Choosing a major can be tricky. While some students have already decided what they want to study, others are still trying to figure it out. With so many factors involved in choosing a major that best fits you, this decision can be quite overwhelming. WSCC’s Major Exploration summer program is designed to alleviate your stress and provide you with the opportunity to explore your options. A summer well-spent Our goal is for you to be efficient in your academic pursuits and take only those classes that move you toward your desired...

Do you like to breathe?

With a Respiratory Therapy degree, Washington State Community College (WSCC) Student of the Month Ethan Lantz is laying the foundation for his future. He’s committed himself to nine years of education in pursuit of his dream to become a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA).
By Adrienne Hellinger, RRT-ACCS WSCC Director of Respiratory Therapy ahellinger@wscc.edu When I decided to go into the medical field I knew I wanted to be involved in direct patient care, but I also knew I didn\'t want to be a nurse. After researching allied health programs, I learned that respiratory therapy combined all the things I was excited about in healthcare with a specialized focus. I often tell people that the \"adrenaline junkies\" and people that hate doing the same thing every day are the ones who fall in love with respiratory therapy. You get to interact directly with patients...

Distinctly Different – the importance of knowing your massage therapist is licensed

Massage Therapy
There is a misconception that anyone can operate as a massage therapist. At Washington State Community College, we want people to know that our graduates are well-trained in anatomy, physiology, techniques, and the medical-based treatment of pathological conditions. Licensed Massage Therapists (LMT) have worked hard to move past an unsavory reputation. We are tested by medical boards and must pass an exam to legally practice. Our licenses or certificates are provided by the state medical board. We complete continuing education training to stay relevant in the field. What is massage therapy? Massage Therapy is the manipulation of the muscles and...

Student Loan Questions?

Student Loan Questions
WSCC partners with Student Connections If you haven’t heard, the Department of Education recently released the application for one-time student loan cancellation based on income, as well as extended the payment and interest pause on federal student loans. Washington State Community College wants to make sure every borrower who is eligible for debt relief receives it. We also want to provide help to any borrower with a remaining balance to navigate and prepare for payments to resume January 2023. That’s why we’ve partnered with Student Connections to provide additional support. Their Borrower Advocates can help answer any questions you have and address any issues you encounter with the...

Avoid the College Debt Trap

6 ways you can go to college without accruing a mountain of debt.
6 ways you can go to college without accruing a mountain of debt. Earning a degree or certificate and improving your career prospects is a necessary investment in today’s job market. The average cost of tuition and fees for the 2021-2022 academic year was $38,070 at private colleges, $10,740 for state residents at public colleges, and $27,560 for out-of-state residents attending public universities, according to the College Board. However, it is possible to earn your degree with low or even no debt. Here’s how: Enroll at a community college. Community colleges nationwide have significantly lower tuition rates than four-year institutions. At Washington...

Three Things to Do Now to Go to College This Spring

Students at A&S
If you’re planning to start college this spring, but haven’t yet taken the first steps. Don’t worry, there’s still time. WSCC’s first day of classes is January 9, 2023. Here are three steps to take right now to expedite the registration process. Fill out our application. You can do this online. It’s free and there’s no obligation. Request your transcripts. An official high school transcript should be sent directly from the high school/board of education to the WSCC Admissions Office by email (admissions@wscc.edu), fax (740-376-0257), or mail (WSCC Admissions, 710 Colegate Drive, Marietta, OH 45750). Homeschool students are also required...

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