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Health Science

Health Science is the study of Earth's landscapes, peoples, places and environments. It is about the world in which we live. Health Science is divided into two main branches: human health science and physical health science. There are additional branches in health science such as regional health science, cartography, and integrated health science.​

Career Options

Career options​ for students who get a degree in health science include: audiologist, dental assistant, dietician, medical lab technician, veterinarian, medical assistant, nurse, optometrist, pharmacy technician, physical therapist, and speech-language pathologist.​​

​​Student Voice

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Rachel Spiegel ​Rachel Spiegel

​​Rachel capped her studies at Norco College with two associate degrees before going on to earn a bachelor’s degree in health care management. Today, Rachel Spiegel manages a busy chiropractic corporation in Corona, using the knowledge and many of the skills she first acquired at Norco College.

“I’ve gone from the bottom as a part-time employee to becoming general manager,” Rachel said. “I see how employees are treated and how you can help improve work lives and programs within your business. Norco College was a stepping stone on my career path.”

Academic Programs in Health Science

The academic maps below will give you an idea of the classes you need to take. However, please meet with a counselor to personalize your education plan.

​School Trailhead for Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM)
Suggested Initial Coursework​​
Associate of Arts (AA) Degree - Area of Emphasis (AOE)
in Kinesiology, Health & Wellness​ - CSU Pathway

​​Associate of Arts (AA) Degree - Area of Emphasis (AOE)
in Math & Science​ - CSU Pathway


​Additional Resources

​​What can I do with this major? (Healthcare Sciences)​​​
​​​​​Riverside Community College District General Education (RCCD GE) Requirements (PLAN A)​​​​
​​​California State University General Education (CSU GE) Requirements (PLAN B)
For students who would like to transfer to a campus in the California State University (CSU) system
​​​​​​Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) Requirements (PLAN C)
For students who would like to transfer to a campus in either the California State University (CSU) or University of California (UC) system

Contact Information

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​Instructional Department Specialist
Susan Lafferty
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Admin. Assistant to the Dean
Martha Ramirez
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Full-Time Faculty
​​Director, Health Services
Tim Wallstrom
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Cathleen Chou​
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Suzanne Witmer
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​​Mental Health Services Supervisor,
Student Health
​& Psychological Services

Sheree Summers​
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