Project Summary

The Consortium for Healthcare Education Online (CHEO) consists of eight partner colleges: Flathead Valley Community College, Great Falls College Montana State University, Kodiak College/University of Alaska, Lake Area Technical Institute, Laramie County Community College, Otero Junior College, Pueblo Community College and Red Rocks Community College.

Summary of the CHEO Projects

  • Nursing: Red Rocks Community College (RCC) provides a Nurse’s Aide certificate as well as various add on certificates such as Home Health Care, Hospice Care, and RN Refresher. Lake Area Technical Institute (LATI) offers a Practical Nursing certificate. Flathead Valley Community College (FVCC) shares a stackable credential program that creates a pathway from Home Health Care Aides to Pharmacy Aides to Licensed Practical Nursing. Great Falls College at Montana State University (GFC MSU) also offers various Nursing programs.
  • Emergency Medical Services (EMS): PCC also offers three levels of certificates for Emergency Medical Technicians: basic, intermediate, and paramedic. FVCC offers a certificate in Paramedicine and Emergency Medical Technician.
  • Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT): Students at Otero Junior College (OJC) and LATI can receive a two-year Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree.
  • Health Information Technology: Laramie Community College (LCCC) and PCC will offer courses that lead to an entry-level worker skills certificate, a coding certification, and a health information technician AAS degree.
  • Medical Office Coding Certificates: Kodiak College prepares students to work as medical coders and upon completion of the program, receive an occupational endorsement certificate. PCC also offers a Medical Coding and Billing certificate. Upon successful completion of these programs, students are prepared to sit for the Certified Coding Associate (CCA) examination given by the American Health Information Management Association examination.
  • Respiratory Therapy: GFC MSU offers certification programs.
CHEO Project Information
CHEO Consortium Contact List

CHEO success at Great Falls College in Montana

Priority 1

Increase TAA-eligible workers’ attainment of certifications, certificates, diplomas, and other industry-recognized credentials.

  • Create hybrid allied health programs that are short-term, stackable and incorporate NANSLO technology
  • Create support services for students provided by professionally trained career coaches.
  • Professional development for faculty in best practices in designing and teaching online and hybrid courses and online labs.
Priority 2

Use innovative and effective methods for curriculum development.

  • Create the NANSLO sandbox for lab curriculum development.
  • Faculty can collaborate on the development of new NANSLO experiments.
  • NANSLO discipline panels will help to ensure that courses are transferable and articulated with four-year institutions.
Priority 3

Improve employment outcomes for TAA-eligible workers and other adults.

  • Develop comprehensive employment services through an integrated career hub.
  • Career hub will include campus, industry, and local workforce partners.
  • Employer partners will create internships and place students.

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