Affiliate Program

North Idaho Consortium for Higher Education

In 1999, the North Idaho Consortium for Higher Education (North Idaho College, LCSC, University of Idaho, Boise State University, and Idaho State University) was created to enhance Idaho’s Region 1 access to post-secondary education and training. Institutions agreed to establish and to conduct cooperative and collaborative projects, programs, and/or initiatives which enhance instructional and student service in the five northern Idaho counties of Kootenai, Shoshone, Benewah, Bonner, and Boundary.

Contact

www.northidahohighereducation.org

Lane Community College Dental Hygiene Program

LCSC Advisor: Jacob Hornby
E-mail: jmhornby@lcsc.edu
Office: MLH 211
Phone: 208-792-2441 or 208-792-2225
Lane CC Advisors: Sharon Hagan and Jessica Alvarado
E-mail(s): hagans@lanecc.edu or alvarado@lanecc.edu

Lewis-Clark State has been identified as a satellite site for the Lane Community College Dental Hygienist program. Prospective students will complete the required prerequisite courses at LCSC and then apply for admission into the Lane CC program (details at http://www.lanecc.edu/fhc/dental/admissionsindex.htm).

Physical Therapist Assistant Consortium Program

LCSC Advisor: Jacob Hornby
E-mail: jmhornby@lcsc.edu
Office: MLH 211
Phone: 208-792-2441 or 208-792-2225

Website: http://www.lcsc.edu/career-technical-education/physical-therapist-assistant-program/

The Idaho Physical Therapist Assistant Consortium Program at LCSC prepares students for employment as physical therapist assistants (PTA). The PTA functions through the direction of a physical therapist (PT) to implement the PT's plan of care. The ultimate goal of physical therapy is to aid patients and clients in their return to maximal function. PTA students are instructed in thinking processes and skills such as therapeutic exercise, orthopedic and neurological interventions, therapeutic modalities, and the art of patient care. In addition to patient treatment courses, students study the basic sciences of anatomy, physiology, clinical pathology, and kinesiology. Clinical education experiences are integrated throughout the curriculum and offer students the opportunity to practice the techniques learned and practiced each semester. The program is designed to be completed in two years following the completion of necessary prerequisites.