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Health Science

The Health Science Department offers a variety of courses to prepare students along their pathways to reach degree, transfer, or career goals. Our courses support students pursuing degrees and future careers in public health, health science, or other health-related fields. In addition, students of all majors can take our classes to meet IGETC or CSU general education and transfer requirements. A thorough understanding of human health and well-being is crucial to all individuals and our courses are grounded in an interdisciplinary approach to support students who have a variety of interests.


Degree or Certificate ProgramAward TypeRequirements
Public Health Science Associate in Science Degree for Transfer 60 units

For transfer information see and/or consult with a counselor.

The Faculty

Patricia Louderback
Paul Starks


  • A range of courses from hands-on First Aid and CPR/AED training with certification, to theoretical courses with a focus on practical application. 
  • The Public Health Science for Transfer degree (AS-T in Public Health Science) prepares students for related programs at the bachelor's degree level and upper-division work in health-related majors.
  • We have students from a variety of majors and backgrounds enroll in our courses making for an enriching learning environment.

Career Options

  • Allied Health Sciences
  • Behavioral Health
  • Biostatisticians 
  • Clinical Research Coordinators
  • Community Health Educator
  • Community Organizer
  • Community Outreach Coordinator
  • Dietitians
  • Education Program Manager
  • Environmental Health Specialist
  • Epidemiologist
  • Health Administrator
  • Health Analyst
  • Health Education Outreach
  • Health Education Programmer
  • Healthcare Consultants
  • Hospital Administrators
  • Infection Control Officers 
  • Medical Assistants
  • Medicine 
  • Nonprofit Coordinators 
  • Nurses 
  • Occupational Health
  • Patient Education Coordinator
  • Patient Health Navigator
  • Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapist, Speech Therapist
  • Program Resource Coordinator
  • Project Managers
  • Public Health Outreach
  • School Health Educator

Note: Some career options often require more than two years of study
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  • Dean
    Erika Vargas
  • Department Chair
    Patricia Louderback
  • Department Chair Phone
  • Department Chair Email
  • Embedded Counselor
    Maryam Fard
  • Embedded Counselor Phone
  • Embedded Counselor Email
Last Updated 1/18/24