The Health Sciences degree is designed for students who wish to transfer to a four-year college or university to pursue a Baccalaureate or Master’s degree in a health profession such as medical technology, nutrition, medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, physical therapy, veterinary science, etc.
Students interested in vocationally-specific training which prepares them for licensing examinations, such as Home Health Aide, EMT-1 paramedic, or Registered Nursing should look in the Mendocino College catalog under “Certificates of Achievement.” Students who complete vocational training can apply the units earned in their certificate program as elective credits for an Associate of Science degree in Health Sciences.
For students planning on careers in Radiology, Dental Hygiene, Animal Health Technology, etc. (i.e. lower division level programs), Mendocino College offers the prerequisite courses and general education requirements for such Allied Health Occupation programs offered at other two- and four-year colleges. The lower division core requirements are similar from school to school, but the general education and institutional requirements for graduation can vary. As with all programs, students who intend to transfer to a four-year institution should research the transfer institution's requirements and plan to complete the CSU GE Breadth pattern or IGETC GE pattern.