Articulated Degree Programs

BMCC enjoys articulation agreements with a variety of institutions. The following agreements allow you to attain your
degree while staying in your local area.
CUESTE: Teacher Education Program: CUESTE (pronounced “quest”) stands for Curriculum of Undergraduate Elementary School Teacher Education and is a collaborative program between BMCC and Eastern Oregon University (EOU). 
Students seeking elementary teacher licensure need to complete a major in multidisciplinary studies; a minor in an academic area, endorsement area, or course of study; and a minor in elementary education. When students are within 100 credit hours of finishing the CUESTE program requirements, they may apply to EOU’s CUESTE program. The completion of CUESTE program requirements leads to a bachelor’s degree (science or art) in multidisciplinary studies, a minor in elementary education, and certification in primary (age 4 through grade 4) and elementary (3-8) grades. Through the CUESTE program, BMCC offers the first two years, and an A.A.O.T. degree, and EOU provides the last two years of the elementary education degree at BMCC’s Pendleton campus.
Two full-time EOU education professors are in residence at BMCC’s Pendleton campus to advise students, teach classes, and coordinate EOU and BMCC processes. (Please note: Much of the major course work for secondary teaching certification may be acquired through distance education courses available from EOU and BMCC. However, the secondary education component needs to be completed on EOU’s campus in LaGrande.)
Diagnostic Imaging (Radiologic Technology) Program: BMCC has partnered with Linn-Benton Community College to offer a distance education program for diagnostic imaging. Using a combination of clinical instruction, online courses within the college learning management system, and the synchronous virtual classroom environment, distance education students can receive dynamic instruction to help them achieve their learning goals.
The Diagnostic Imaging Program prepares students through a progressive, outcome-based educational format. Modules of study include radiation protection, radiographic procedures, image production and evaluation, equipment maintenance operation, patient care and management, and clinical radiography.
The purpose of this program is to prepare students to practice as proficient, multi-skilled professionals in culturally diverse health care settings; to demonstrate outcomes required by the American Registry of Radiological Technologists (ARRT) and The American Society of Radiological Technologists (ASRT) Course Curriculum Guide; and to apply for and successfully complete ARRT certification examinations. Upon completion of the program and the general education requirements students will be eligible to apply for an associate of applied science degree through Linn-Benton Community College.
The Diagnostic Imaging Program is highly prescriptive and entails several key elements; please contact our program site coordinator, Crystal Patton-Doherty, at 541-278-5876 for more information about this program. Director of Advising, Wade Muller, at 541-278-5958 for more information about this program.
Occupational Therapy Assistant Program: BMCC has partnered with Linn-Benton Community College to offer a two-year associate’s degree program designed to prepare the student to function as an entry-level occupational therapy assistant (OTA). 
OTAs work under the supervision of occupational therapists to help clients develop, maintain, and/or regain health and function through the use of purposeful activity. They address physical, mental, and social components of activity as they work with clients to improve the underlying cause of impairment and/or to adapt activities for client success. This program follows a hybrid delivery model in which the classroom portion is delivered online (to allow participation by students at remote sites) and the laboratory and clinical portions are delivered locally and at partner sites throughout Oregon. Graduates will be eligible and prepared to sit for the national certification examination.
Please contact our Director of Advising, Wade Muller, at 541-278-5958 for more information about this program.
Pharmacy Technician Program: BMCC has partnered with Central Oregon Community College to offer this three-term program developed to prepare individuals for employment in the pharmacy industry. Pharmacy technicians are skilled workers who are educated and trained to work in a pharmacy and assist in all areas of the pharmacy not requiring the professional judgment of the registered pharmacist. Some current practice areas for the pharmacy technician include retail, hospital, manufacturing, disease state management, and mail order and insurance claim specialists. The pharmacy technician processes prescriptions and medication orders and plays an integral role in maintaining the pharmacy department.
Courses are completed in an online and hybrid format. They focus on the abilities needed to assist the pharmacist and provide the skills necessary to process prescriptions accurately, participate in administration and management of a pharmacy, and maintain inventory. Topics of study include medical terminology, anatomy
and functions of the human body, therapeutic classification and drug names, pharmacy procedures, pharmaceutical calculations, pharmacy law and interpersonal communications. Students will have a working knowledge of sterile technique, standards of practice, quality assurance and patient confidentiality. In addition,
students will develop and practice communication skills needed to function in a professional setting. In order to gain workplace experience, students will also participate in a hospital and retail pharmacy practicum.
The program will prepare students to take the national certification examination to become a certified pharmacy
technician as required by the Oregon Board of Pharmacy and to be employed in a pharmacy setting.
Please contact our Director of Advising, Wade Muller, at 541-278-5958 for more information about this program.
Medical Lab Technician Program: BMCC has partnered with Wenatchee Valley College to offer this two-year degree to provide students with the general knowledge and basic skills needed for this allied health profession.
During the preparatory first three quarters of the first year, the typical MLT student takes general education courses and specialized medical laboratory courses designed to provide a solid base for the second year of on-the-job training. Students spend the second year in medical laboratory facilities that have agreed to be training centers, while simultaneously taking theoretical supporting courses.
Please contact our Director of Advising, Wade Muller, at 541-278-5958 for more information about this program.
(Information based on the printed 2013-14 Academic Catalog)