Northwest Region

Washington, Oregon

In the Northwest, the Education Fund provides support for online General Education classes and prerequisites through Clackamas Community College and Portland Community College. This support prepares participants for certificate and degree programs that can accelerate their careers in healthcare. In addition to general education classes and prerequisites, the Education Fund supports a variety of certificate and degree programs that meet the current need of the healthcare industry to eligible members in Washington and Oregon.

Clackamas Community College

General Education/Prerequisites classes – online and in-person

Career Pathways – online and in-person Certificate & Degree options

  • Certified Nursing Assistant
  • Human Services Associate Degree
  • Information Technology Certificate
  • Medical Assistant Certificate
  • Medical Billing and Coding Certificate
  • Medical Laboratory Technology Certificate
  • Phlebotomy Certificate

Portland Community College

General Education/Prerequisites classes – online and in-person

Career Pathways – online and in-person Certificate & Degree options

  • Computer Information Systems Certificate
  • Medical Assistant Certificate
  • Medical Coding Certificate
  • Medical Laboratory Technology Associate Degree
  • Phlebotomy Certificate
  • Radiography (Imaging) Associate Degree
  • Sterile Processing Technician Certificate
  • Family and Human Services Associate Degree
  • Foundations in Human Services Certificate
  • Addiction Counselor Associate Degree
  • Addiction Studies Certificate

Eligibility Criteria

You are eligible for College Courses support through the Education Fund, if you:

  • Work in a bargaining unit position for which an Employer has agreed to make contributions to the Fund.
  • Have completed your probationary period.
  • Are a regular benefited full-time or part-time employee. In addition, on call or per diem employees working, at minimum, 2 shifts per month over the most recent 6 month period.
  • Applicants must meet the requirements and prerequisites for the class for which they are supported through the Education Fund.

Please Note: If you are an on-call or per diem applicant, you MUST submit documentation to verify that you have worked a minimum of two (2) shifts per month for the last six (6) months. Please be prepared with the required documents when applying.

Application Process

The Education Fund is focused on supporting your success in distance learning. Applicants will complete the following process:

 

  1. Submit a request for a “Meet Your Counselor” Appointment (link below)
  2. An Education Fund Career Counselor will provide you with the College Courses application link.
  3. Apply. If eligible, you will receive an approved email with next steps.