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**



We are ready and available to assist you remotely! Due to COVID-19, all classes and services have been moved online. 

  • For specific questions regarding your class, please contact your instructor. 
  • To have your pre-requisites cleared, please email us at Please include your student I.D. number, phone number, the class you are trying to clear, and attach your transcript - even if you have official transcripts on file.
  • For general assistance, please email us at, or leave a voice message at 949-582-4701.
  • For students seeking assistance with EMT/Paramedic/Sign Language please contact Alicia Kirk: For assistance with HIT/MLT please contact Lori Hefter: For assistance with Medical Assisting/Human Services contact Chelsey Tyson: For assistance with Nursing contact Diana Ramos: or Stacy Anderson:


We are returning messages within 24 business hours. Thank you for your patience and please stay healthy.

Health Sciences & Human Services



Diane Pestolesi, DNP, RN
Dean, Health Sciences & Human Services
(949) 582-4787/ Office HS 240

Dee Oliveri, EdD, RN
Assistant Dean, Health Sciences & Human Services
(949) 582-4792/ Office HS 239



Deanna Despot View profile information for Lisa Austin
Senior Administrative Assistant
(949) 582-4323/ Office HS 235

Stacy Anderson
Senior Administrative Assistant, Nursing
(949) 582-4562/ Office HS 235

Diana Ramos
Program Assistant, Nursing
(949) 582-4266/ Office HS 235

Reenie Ramirez
Administrative Assistant
(949) 582-4420/ Office HS 235

Chelsey Tyson
Human Services/Medical Assisting Program Specialist
(949) 582-4973/ Office HS 235

Lori Hefter
Medical Lab Technician/Health Information Program Assistant
(949) 582-4731/ Office HS 235

Alicia Kirk View profile information for Janet Jacob
Program Specialist, Paramedic/EMT
(949) 582-4581/ Office HS 235