Public Health Associate's Degree Programs

Public Health Associate’s Degree Programs

Career Options

  • Healthcare Technician
  • Health Educator
  • Social Worker

Expected Salary

$39,120

Job Growth

33%

These projections are estimates based on data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.

An associate’s program in Public Health encompasses learning within the classroom and in practical situations. Graduates from Public Health programs may find themselves employed within public health organizations, health care facilities, hospitals or even governmental offices.

The five core areas within most Public Health curricula are:

  • Health Services Administration
  • Environmental Health
  • Epidemiology
  • Biostatistics
  • Health Education and Behavioral Science

Associate’s degree graduates in Public Health may pursue employment in a public health field or transfer their credits toward a Bachelor’s Degree program. Students may also enter a practicum that combines hands-on learning with real-world employment within the field of public health. Since September 11th, 2001, some public health programs also incorporate courses in crisis management, mass casualty and bio-terrorism.

Associate’s degrees in Public Health also afford students the opportunity to become a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES). CHES professionals evaluate health needs individuals and communities, and also provides education in public health and related resources.

The goals of accredited Public Health programs are to:

  • Assertain and distribute the solutions to public health care problems
  • Create research facilities and put them into practice
  • Educate the public health directors of tomorrow

Public health classes are often available online for students with families or other time constraints.

Public Health Associate’s Degree Programs Enrolling Now

American Career College

American Career College (ACC) offers hands-on training that will prepare students for careers in the healthcare industry at three campuses in Los Angeles, Ontario, and Orange County, California. ACC“s programs combine classroom lectures and hands-on training to prepare students for a Diploma or Associate of Occupational Science degree. All ACC programs include access to trained faculty, a full student services department committed to helping students succeed, and career guidance and services after graduation. ACC is institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools; some programs also hold programmatic accreditation or approvals.

Programs vary by campus. Program lengths vary by session and schedule. Financial aid available to those who qualify. ACC cannot guarantee employment. American Career College is institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools.

Campus
  • Los Angeles
  • Orange County
  • Inland Empire
Programs
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Optical Technician
  • Surgical Technology

Carrington College

Welcome to Carrington College – The Starting Point for Health Care Careers. With roots that date back more than 45 years, Carrington College has helped to shape the careers of tens of thousands of students as they prepare to enter health care professions. Part of DeVry Education Group, Carrington College operates 18 campuses across 8 Western states through a broad range of programs that lead to certificates of achievement or associate degrees in medical, dental, administrative and veterinary fields.

Carrington College’s career-focused curriculum is designed to prepare students for entry level positions in their fields of study. Along with academic preparation and skills training, Carrington College students gain core institutional student learning outcomes in critical thinking, information management, and technical literacy. But it doesn’t end there. Personal and professional development, communication skills, respect, and responsibility are also emphasized throughout their education at Carrington College.

Students, faculty, and administrative staff at Carrington College are encouraged to pursue and achieve their highest potential. We strive for excellence and quality in everything we do and instill in our students the same aspirations. In doing so, we’re confident that our graduates will be prepared to begin working in the health care field and ready to meet the needs of patients.

Welcome to Carrington College. The Starting Point for Health Care Careers.

Carrington College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (ACCJC/WASC), 10 Commercial Blvd., Suite 204, Novato, CA 94949, (415) 506-0234, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education. Additional information about accreditation, including the filing of complaints against member institutions, can be found at www.accjc.org.

Campus
  • Phoenix Westside
Programs
  • Medical Laboratory Technology
  • Medical Radiography

Concorde Career College

We believe hands-on experience is the best way to learn. And at Concorde, you’ll find that a “learn by doing” approach to healthcare training will get you the skills you need to succeed – and get you into the workforce quickly.

Even in today’s economy, the demand for skilled healthcare professionals shows no signs of slowing down. In fact, according to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Career Guide to Industries (2010-2011 Edition), the healthcare industry will generate .2 million in new wage and salary jobs between 2006 and 2016 – more than any other industry.

Now’s a great time to get started – and to move toward a rewarding healthcare career.

Campus
  • Aurora
  • San Antonio
  • Dallas
  • Jacksonville
  • North Hollywood
  • San Bernardino
  • Orlando
  • Tampa
  • Portland
  • Garden Grove
  • Kansas City
  • San Diego
Programs
  • Surgical Technologist
  • Respiratory Therapy - (AAS)
  • Radiologic Technology - (AAS)
  • Surgical Technology
  • Respiratory Therapy - (AS)
  • Patient Care Technician
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Pharmacy Technician - Diploma

Lincoln / Lincoln Technical Institute

Are you looking for hands-on training at a well-respected technical school?

Since 1946, Lincoln Technical Institute has been helping students achieve professional success through personalized career support and hands-on, job-specific education. Our in-depth training programs are designed to meet the changing needs of today’s tough job market, and cover a variety of fields, including: Health Sciences, Business and Information Technology, Hospitality, automotive Technology, HVAC Technology and Electrical Systems Technology.

What sets Lincoln Technical Institute apart from other schools? Quite a few things, actually; our training programs emphasize experiential, interactive learning activities – that means you’ll do the job before you take the job. Plus, our Certificate, Diploma and Associate Degree programs are designed to accelerate your entry into the job market by offering a shorter length of training, so you may be earning valuable on-the-job experience before many of your peers do.

But our strengths go beyond that. our Lincoln instructors possess a combination of seasoned teaching skills, subject matter expertise and real world experience. Plus, we’ve built working partnerships with important industry contacts in your area. So when you graduate, we’ll help you find a good position and start your career off right.

When it comes to choosing a post-secondary educational institution, keep this in mind: Our dedication to your success sets us apart from the competition – and the specialized, career-focused training you’ll receive at Lincoln will set you apart from yours. Lincoln Technical Institute offers flexible daytime and evening programs to accommodate your busy schedule. Financial Aid is available for those who qualify and Career Placement Assistance is available upon graduation.

Campus
  • Northeast Philadelphia (Bucks County)
  • Allentown
  • Orlando (Fern Park)
Programs
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Medical Assistant Technology
  • Surgical Technology
  • X-Ray Technician

Parker University

Feel the Parker Difference – Education a Step Above
Parker University offers an experience unique to any other institution within the health care education arena. Parker’s culture provides a rare combination of unparalleled standards in a family-oriented environment.

Campus
  • Dallas
Programs
  • Associate of Applied Science with a major in Diagnostic Sonography