Health science
The largest and fastest growing industry in the United States.

Cluster description
Health science is the largest and fastest growing industry in the United States.  All health science careers fit into one of five areas: Therapeutic services, diagnostic service, support services, health informatics or biotechnology research.  You can begin a career in each of these areas at Spokane Community College and Spokane Falls Community College.
Necessary skills

Most health science careers demand a strong background in science and math, attention to detail and a highly developed sense of empathy and compassion.  Some health science careers are physically demanding.   

Educational path
Health science programs at SCC and SFCC vary in length; certificates can generally be earned in one year and associate degrees in two years.  Transfer programs lead to bachelor's, master's or doctoral degrees.  Many programs require minimum math proficiency and up to one year of prerequisites. 

Check out the CCS Catalog for detailed information about your program, typical student schedules, class descriptions and more.  Go to and click Catalog.  Be sure to work with a counselor to develop your personalized educational plan.

Contact information
Spokane Community College
Counseling Center: 509.533.7026
Admissions Office: 509.533.8020

Spokane Falls Community College
Counseling Center: 509.533.3525
New Student Entry Center: 509.533.3401

Health science programs:
Find your program 
Addication studies (SFCC only)
Certified associate in healthcare information/management systems (CAHIMS) prep (SCC only)
Chiropractic assistant (SCC only)  
Dental assisting (SCC only)  
Diagnostic medical sonography (SCC only)   
Emergency medical technician/paramedic (SCC only)      
Expanded function dental auxiliary (assisting) (SCC only)
Health information management (SCC only)
Hearing instrument specialist (SFCC only)      
Invasive cardiovascular technology  (SCC only)
Medical assistant (SCC only)               
Medical laboratory technician 
Medical office billing and coding specialist (SCC only) 
Medical office receptionist (SCC only) 
Medical transcription (SCC only) 
Noninvasive cardiovascular technology/echocardiography (SCC only)                       
Nursing pre-major
Nursing RN/LPN (SCC only)
Occupational therapy assistant (SFCC only)
Orthotic-prosthetic technician (SFCC only)   
Pharmacy technician (SCC only)        
Physical therapist assistant (SFCC only)       
Radiology technology (SCC only)                   
Respiratory care (SCC only)              
Social services (SFCC only)
Surgical technology (SCC only)                      
Vascular technology (SCC only)