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Allied Health Occupations Application Information

Do you have a strong work ethic, a desire to learn, like helping people, work well with others, and enjoy a professional work setting? If so, you will want to explore career and academic details for these programs.

Now is a great time to enter a career in the health care field! Not sure of your first step? Attend a free, one-hour information session open to all current and potential students interested in the following programs:


Attend an Allied Health Information Session

Attendees receive information about the criteria and possible career opportunities in the field; local employment opportunities with wage ranges; how to apply for admission; academic requirements for the certificate program, and more.

Allied Health Information Session Schedule:

Attending an Allied Health Occupations info session is mandatory for students applying to the Dental Assistant, Medical Assistant and Phlebotomy programs.

Virtual Option: Available 24/7 at your own pace, OR...
In-Person: Every Third Thursday, 5:00-6:00 p.m. (Health Professions Center Lobby, Table Rock Campus, White City) *PLEASE NOTE January's info session will be the 18th at 6:00 p.m. not 5 p.m.

Info Sessions will not be held during campus closures. Check the Academic Calendar for dates.

Watch the video below in-lieu of an in-person Information Session.

Application Deadlines

Program Cohort Start Priority Application Due Date Last Day to Submit Application Term Starts

Basic Health Care

All Terms

Open Admissions - no application required.

Speak with an Academic & Career Coach to register for classes. 

Winter: Jan. 8, 2024
Spring: April 1, 2024
Summer: July 8, 2024
Fall: September 30, 2024

Medical Assistant

Spring
Fall

December 11
June 3

February 16
August 12

Spring: April 1, 2024
Fall: September 30, 2024

Phlebotomy

Spring
Fall
Winter

December 11
June 3
November 11

February 16
August 12
November 27

Spring: April 1, 2024
Fall: September 30, 2024
Winter: January, 2025

Dental Assistant

Fall

March 1, 2024

July 12, 2024

Fall: Sept. 30, 2024

Pharmacy Technician

Winter

Open Admissions - no application required.

Speak with an Academic & Career Coach to register for classes. 

Winter: Jan. 8, 2024

Medical Assistant Bridge

Spring
(Night Cohort Available)
Fall

December 11
June 3

February 16
(Night Cohort Available)
August 12

Spring: April 1, 2024
Fall: September 30, 2024

Administrative Medical Assistant Spring
Fall
Winter

Open Admissions - no application required. Speak with an Academic & Career Coach to register for classes. 

Spring: April 1, 2024
Fall: September 30, 2024
Winter: January, 2025

*Any application received after the application deadline will reviewed for future cohorts.

Register for program prerequisites.

Prerequisites do not need to be complete at time of application, but are required prior to start of program. Please note there may be program courses you can take ahead of program admission, please contact your advisor for more information.

  1. Administrative Medical Assistant
  2. Dental Assistant Program
  3. Medical Assistant Program
  4. Medical Assistant Bridge
  5. Pharmacy Technician Program
  6. Phlebotomy Program

How to Apply

To become a RCC student, you must fill out an online admission application from our Get Started page.

There are class size restrictions so it is possible that not all qualified applicants may be accepted. There will be a waitlist established for those not accepted into the cohort immediately in case new clinical space is open or students decline their seats in the cohort. Any application received after the application deadline will reviewed.

Upon acceptance to the program, get your immunization records, background checks and transcripts submitted as soon as possible to secure your spot. Oregon Health Authority (OHA) mandates the below conditions of clinical attendance for all health careers students who have direct patient contact during their program practicum (for more information please see OHA's Student Information Sheet).

  • Immunizations: RCC clinical program requires documented receipt of vaccine or documented immunity via titer or valid history of disease, or a record from the Oregon ALERT Immunization Information System. Immunizations include:
    • Required Hepatitis B (Hep B)
    • Required Measles, mumps and rubella (MMR)
    • Required Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis (Tdap)
    • Required Varicella
    • Recommended Polio
    • Recommended Influenza (seasonal flu)
  • American Heart Association Health Care Provider CPR and First Aid card
  • Urine drug screen
  • Criminal history (background check)

Students who have not completed the above requirements will be withdrawn from the program. It is your responsibility to watch your email prior to and after acceptance into the program to check for updated requirements. All communication will be via your RCC student email.

Successful Application Tips

We want to help you be successful, so here are a few hints in completing this application:

  • Review the application requirements before opening the application.
  • Type up your 400-500 word essay before starting the application.
  • Application session time out in 120 minutes. Save often, because information will not be saved unless you save it or submit it.

All Applicants will be notified by your student email. You must reply to the email to confirm that you have accepted the position in the program. In your acceptance letter, you will be asked to schedule your initial registration advising appointment. Please be sure to keep your contact information up-to-date on your myRogue account.


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