Fall 2012 Graduating Class Achieves High Licensing Pass Rate!
24 students graduated from the full-time PTA program in December. 23 of them sat for the first available licensing test session and achieved a 100% pass rate on the first attempt! Congratulations to those graduates and to the PTA program for this significant achievement.
WCC Partners with Pierce College to Offer Labs in South Puget Sound!
If you are located in or around south Puget Sound, you may be interested in attending your monthly labs at Pierce College Fort Steilacoom, in Lakewood, WA. WCC and Pierce College advisors and faculty work together to help you, starting with prerequisites and on through the entire PTA program. Students selected for the PTA program are Whatcom students ‘on paper,’ but attend the lab sessions at Pierce.
What is the Physical Therapist
The PTA program is offered in two formats: on campus in a traditional class setting, or in a part-time online/hybrid format. The purpose of the program is to graduate skilled technical health care professionals who are capable of carrying out treatment programs under the supervision of licensed physical therapists. Curriculum design is oriented to develop skills as well as comprehension of underlying theory, both of which are essential to competent practice.
Find out more at an information session
- Click here for the schedule of upcoming information sessions. These sessions cover a lot of information and will likely answer most of your questions.
Applying to the Program
What can I do as a Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA)?
- Click here for information from the American Physical Therapy Association on general information on PTA duties and work environment
PTA student outcome data.
- Click here for information on number of applicants, number of graduates, licensing pass rates and employment. "Total applicants" refers to the number of applications received which had all application requirements satisfied on or before the application deadline.
Whatcom Community College's PTA Program is fully-accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE). CAPTE, 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia, 22314.