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Health Sciences

Male dental assisting student

Dental Assisting

The dental assisting program provides technical skills needed to work in a dental office and participate as a member of the dental health team in general chairside and specialty procedures and techniques.

medical assisting students

Medical Assisting

The Medical Assisting program prepares students to work in a medical office. Classes are offered toward a Certificate of Achievement in Medical Assisting or Certificate of Achievement in Medical Billing and Coding.

Nursing instructor teaches students


The Nursing program is separated into the three areas of education that build on one another: Nursing Assisting (CNA), Licensed Vocation Nursing (LVN), and Registered Nursing (RN).

All students may apply to any Health Sciences programs being offered during the same application period; however, you will not be able to participate in more than one program during the same semester/year.  If you choose to apply to more than one program it will be up to the office to place you in a spot most needed.  Please only apply to the program(s) you wish to be placed in.



Santa Maria Campus, M-100 building
Telephone extension: 3384 
Fax number: 922-1403


Monday - Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m
Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Dean: Thomas Lamica (Interim)

Department Chair: Mary Nelson

Department Program Technician: Tawnya Karstrom