Health Sciences and Human Services

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, nursing assistant, paramedic or phlebotomist.


Professional Behavior Policy

2016-2017 Saddleback College Catalog



Diane Pestolesi 
Diane Pestolesi  View profile information for Diane Pestolesi
Asst Dean, Health Sciences
& Human Services
Nursing Program Director
(949) 582-4787

Main Office Number:

(949) 582-4701


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

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

Peggy Dakin View profile information for Peggy Dakin
Program Specialist
Human Services, Medical Assisting,
& Sign Language
(949) 582-4731

Alicia Kirk View profile information for Janet Jacob
Program Specialist
Paramedic/EMT, HIT
(949) 582-4266