Nursing, EMS, & Allied Health Programs

Allied Health Programs

Allied Health Associate of Science Degree

Certified Nurse Assistant

The Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) Program prepares students to work as a Nursing Assistant.  Students will acquire basic theory principles and the skills necessary to provide basic patient care as a CNA in the healthcare setting. The course will also cover Wyoming State and Federal laws, as well as policies and procedures of the institution governing the practice of the Nursing Assistant.  Students that successfully complete the program are eligible to sit for the State of Wyoming certification exam.  Interested in additional information about being a CNA, and the NWC CNA Program?  Learn more!

Certified Nurse Assistant II

Offered as a non-credit program through the NWC Center for Training and Development, the CNA II training course prepares current CNAs to perform specific technical skills beyond the basic CNA preparation.  Learn more!

Certified Medical Assistant

As part of the Northwest College Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) Program, students prepare to join the medical workforce as an essential part of the clinical team.  The 30 credit hour program provides the training necessary to record patient medical history, vital statistics and test results in medical records, interview patients, prepare and administer medications, collect blood, tissue, and other laboratory specimens, communicate with physicians and clinic staff, prepare treatment rooms, and maintain supplies.  Taught in a blended format, the program has classroom lecture, lab, and clinics across our region.  Upon successful completion of the program, students will be prepared  to sit for the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) Exam.  Interested in additional information about being a CMA, and the NWC CMA Program?  Learn more!

EMT Basic and EMT Advanced

The EMT Program is offered at both the Basic and Advanced Level.  Each level program is eight credit hours.  The courses prepare students to work in a fast-paced setting as part of an emergency response team.  Students will learn the skills necessary to administer first aid treatment or life support care to sick or injured persons in pre-hospital settings, perform emergency diagnostic and treatment procedures, administer drugs, report patient condition to physicians and other medical staff, drive and maintain mobile intensive care units, and coordinate work with police and fire department personnel.  Taught in a blended format, the program has classroom lecture, lab, and clinical experiences in the ER and on an ambulance.  Upon successful completion of the program, students will be prepared to sit for the National EMS and Wyoming EMS certification exam at the appropriate level ( Basic or Advanced).  Interested in additional information about being an EMT, and the NWC EMT Program? Learn more!


The Phlebotomy Program is a two-part program, consisting of a lecture/lab and practicum.  It is offered in a hybrid format- student will complete class work online, and attend labs and clinics.  The program trains students in the skills necessary to draw blood from veins by vacuum tube, syringe, or butterfly venipuncture methods, dispose of blood and other biohazard fluids, enter patient and specimen information into computer databases, collect specimens, transport specimens, process blood or other fluid samples for further analysis, and conduct standard tests.  Upon successful completion of the program, students will be prepared to sit for the American Medical Technologists certification exam.  Interested in additional information about being a Phlebotomist, and the NWC Phlebotomy Program?  Learn more!