Welcome to Health Occupations

A Message from Health Occupations Division Dean, Dr. Elizabeth Riley:

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The Health Occupations Division is pleased to welcome you to Cerritos College! We are a division dedicated to helping others and improving our community, through education, healthcare, and service. Thank you for your interest in our programs!

These programs have been developed in cooperation with business, industry, and advisory committees to satisfy a need for timely, diverse, workforce education. We embrace the diversity of our community and the diversity of the students we serve.

You will find much of the information you need on our webpages, but if you have questions, please feel free to reach out to us. 

Wishing you well,
Dr. Elizabeth Riley
Instructional Dean
Health Occupations Division
(562) 860-2451 ext. 2550


Certificates of Completion and Associate in Arts/Science Degrees can be earned as well as transfer credits to four year colleges and universities.

Vaccination Policies 

Students enrolled in Health Occupations programs, must meet State and Local regulations regarding immunizations. Immunizations are required to protect students and clients, especially those who are immunocompromised, from contracting illness or diseases prevented by immunizations.  Please refer to each program for a list of required immunizations and required time frames for compliance.