The Health Education department is committed to the advancement of the total health and well-being of Cerritos College’s diverse population (age, ethnicity, lifestyles, economic status, etc.) through helping students become health literate.
The Health Education Department has curriculum focused on the objectives of fostering emotional and physical well-being of the student. Our mission is to provide knowledge of concepts related to healthy living, lifelong wellness, stress-reduction techniques, and an understanding of the components of physical fitness.
Students can complete the Community Health Worker Certificate of Achievement in 2 semesters and begin working as a Community Health Worker while continuing their education towards an AA degree in Health Education, AS-T in Public Health Science, AA degree in Nursing, or work towards a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES)
HEALTH EDUCATION ASSOCIATE Of ARTS DEGREE
The Health Education AA degree will prepare students to enter a people-oriented, diverse field in promoting lifestyle wellness and improvement in health for all individuals of society. Community health workers assist individuals in changing behaviors and making responsible decisions to achieve a healthier lifestyle. Opportunities for community health education professionals include outreach programs, social support, assessing community needs, and collecting data. (CSU transfer)
Required Core Courses (17 units)
|Contemporary Health Problems
|Community First Aid and CPR
|Health Systems and Perspectives
|Introduction to Biological science
|MATH 112/PSYC 210
Select One Department Course (3 units)
|Women, Their Bodies and Health
|Mind, Body, Health
|Introduction to Health and Society
|Health Promotion and Education
|Nutrition for Health, Fitness, and Physical Activity
TOTAL REQUIREMENTS: 20 units
To qualify for a degree in health education, students must take the courses that are designated as having health education emphasis. Complete the General Education requirements and electives to achieve a minimum of 60 units.