Health Sciences

Health Sciences BuildingWhether you are preparing for a new career, pursuing professional development, or seeking personal enrichment, the Division of Health Sciences and Human Services offers courses and programs for learners of all ages.

Health Sciences Associate Degree

The Health Sciences Associate Degree program is designed to provide students the opportunity to achieve an associate degree in health sciences which may include courses required for preparation for transfer to a CSU or for employment in areas such as emergency medical technician, medical assistant, medical insurance billing and coding, registered nurse, and paramedic.


Professional Behavior Policy



Financial Aid & Scholarships U.S. Citizens and eligible non-citizens- Complete the FAFSA online using school code 008918* * 




Diane Pestolesi 

Diane Pestolesi  View profile information for Diane Pestolesi                                                               
DNP, RN                                                                  
Dean, Health Sciences & Human Services                           
(949) 582-4787                                                                      


Barbara Huggins                                                            
DNP, RN                                                                 

 Acting Assistant Dean, Health Sciences & Human Services, Director of Nursing                          
(949) 582-4523  

Main Office Number: (949) 582-4701

Office hours : Monday thru Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm; Friday 8:00 am -3:00 pm.



Deanna Despot View profile information for Lisa Austin
Senior Administrative Assistant
(949) 582-4323

Stacy Anderson
Senior Administrative Assistant, Nursing
(949) 582-4562

Diana Ramos
Program Assistant- Nursing
(949) 582-4266

Reenie Ramirez
Administrative Assistant
Health Sciences and Human Services
(949) 582-4420

Chelsey Tyson
HS/MA Program Specialist
Health Sciences and Human Services
(949) 582-4973

Lori Hefter
MLT/HIT Program Assistant
Health Sciences and Human Services
(949) 582-4731

Alicia Kirk View profile information for Janet Jacob
Program Specialist
(949) 582-4581