Community Education

Are you interested in painting, cooking, gardening, computer use, or yoga? KCC’s community education programs are for you! These classes provide fun and interesting topics that focus on personal, professional, hobby, and recreational interests. Courses are offered in partnerships in the community and on campus. We are expanding course offerings every term.

KCC is always looking to expand offerings to meet community needs and interests. If you have specific educational interests or think your talents could be of interest to others, please contact the community and contract education coordinator at 541-880-2253.

Contract Education and Workforce Training

Did you know KCC partners with local businesses and industries to provide workforce training that can help your business or organization stay competitive? Does your staff need instruction or training to help your business be more successful?

KCC has the programs you need! KCC customizes training programs for employers to support current and new employees. On-campus or on-site training can be arranged at times convenient for businesses and their employees.

Customized courses can include (but are not limited to):

  • Basic or specific computer skills
  • Retail management
  • Leadership development
  • Spanish
  • Commercial Driver’s License (CDL)
  • Forklift operation and safety
  • And much more…

Regular workforce training/certification programs are offered for:

  • Traffic flagging
  • Welding
  • Emergency medical technician (EMT)
  • Healthcare provider CPR
  • Phlebotomy
  • Medical translator
  • Wildland firefighter
  • And more…

KCC can create courses to fit your needs. Give the community and contract education coordinator a call at 541-880-2253 for more information.

Phlebotomy

Medical Assistant

Phlebotomy instructors Emily Galindo & Sarah Yoldi.

Phlebotomy instructors Emily Galindo & Sarah Yoldi.

Phlebotomy is the practice of drawing blood from patients and taking blood specimens to the laboratory to prepare for testing.

 

KCC offers non-credit phlebotomy classes in Klamath Falls and Lakeview (via synchronous delivery).

The $1595 course cost includes books and certification testing fees. The student is responsible for a criminal background check and drug screen.

This course is 10 weeks, with eight hours of classroom instruction per week, as well as a 40-hour externship with Sky Lakes Medical Center or Lake District Hospital to practice phlebotomy on real patients. Participation and attendance are mandatory to be placed in an internship and to take the national certification exam. At the end of the course, students will be eligible to take the National Healthcareer Association phlebotomy certification exam to become a certified phlebotomist.

Class space is limited, so apply today! Applications must be submitted to the front desk in Founders Hall.

Hoping to start a new career? How about becoming a medical assistant?

 

KCC's 20-week medical assistant program consists of classes three days per week (a total of 110 classroom hours). Students will also be required to complete 90 internship hours in a clinical setting. After the successful completion of this course, the student will be eligible to sit for the National Healthcareer Association national certification exam.

The average hourly wage of a medical assistant in Oregon is $17.03, with annual earnings over $35,000.

Classes are available in Klamath Falls and Lakeview!

Students must be:

  • 18 years of age or older
  • Have a high school diploma or GED

Space is limited - apply today!

Call KCC Community Education at 541-880-2253 for more information