WSCC Health Sciences Division continues to grow

Washington State Community College’s Health Sciences Division has shown outstanding achievements since graduation in May. Program exam pass rates average in the 90th percentile; Medical Laboratory Technology (2013 graduates), Practical Nursing (2013 graduates), and Respiratory Therapy Technology (2014 graduates) had 100 percent pass rates on the board examinations. WSCC’s LPN (licensed practical nurse) program was ranked 13th out of 70 LPN programs in the state of Ohio based on first time NCLEX-PN (National Council Licensure Examination-Practical Nurse) pass rates.

Washington State Community College’s Health Sciences Division offers several programs of study: Associate Degree in Nursing, Health & Wellness Technology, Massage Therapy Certificate, Medical Laboratory Technology, Pharmacy Technician Certificate, Practical Nursing Day and Evening Certificates, Physical Therapist Assistant Technology, Radiologic Technology, and Respiratory Therapy Technology. The programs prepare students to take state and national exams, lead to Associate Degrees as well as opportunities of career development, and prepare students for practicing their skills in real-life situations.

The Physical Therapist Assistant program at Washington State Community College has received continuing accreditation from CAPTE (Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education), an agency that is nationally recognized by the United States Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. The accreditation process involves applying for candidacy status, after which the program is subject to internal and external reviews including onsite visits. To remain compliant and continue accreditation status, the program must submit reports regularly to the Commission. To find out more about CAPTE and the accreditation process, visit

Bradley Ebersole, Ph.D., president of WSCC and Dr. Dixie Vaughan, Dean, Health Sciences at WSCC will be congratulating summer graduates in the Radiologic Technology and Massage Therapy programs at Washington State Community College. Brent DeWees, B.S., M.M., LMT, program coordinator of Massage Therapy will hold the program’s graduation on Thursday, July 24, at 6:30 p.m. The program director of Radiologic Technology, Paul Richards, M.A., R.T. (R), will hold the program’s commencement on Friday, July 25, at 7 p.m. Both ceremonies will be held in Graham Auditorium in the Arts & Sciences Building with a reception immediately following in the lobby on the first floor.