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

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

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

Heritage College

Every Heritage school (Heritage Institute & Heritage College) helps real people build real careers. Our schools offer programs and degrees for a career as an X-Ray Medical Technician®, Medical Assistant, Massage Therapist, Esthetician, Surgical Technologist, Personal Trainer, Pharmacy Technician, or Cosmetologist. Please note that all programs may not be offered at all schools.

Campus
  • Oklahoma City
  • Columbus
  • Denver
  • Wichita
  • Cleveland
  • Kansas City
  • Little Rock
Programs
  • Surgical Technologist
  • Veterinary Technician
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • X-Ray Medical Technician® - Medical Assistant
  • Dental Assisting and Dental Radiology

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
  • San Antonio
  • Dallas
  • Orlando
  • Miramar
  • Aurora
  • San Diego
  • Portland
  • Tampa
  • Garden Grove
  • North Hollywood
  • San Bernardino
  • Jacksonville
  • Grand Prairie
Programs
  • Respiratory Therapy - (AAS)
  • Surgical Technology
  • Patient Care Technician
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Surgical Technologist
  • Respiratory Therapy - (AS)
  • Radiologic Technology - (AAS)
  • Neurodiagnostic Technology - (AS)
  • Neurodiagnostic Technology - (AAS)

New England Institute of Technology

New England Institute of Technology is a private, non-profit, co-educational technical college offering over 30 Associate in Science, Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degree programs. As a leader in Technical Career Education in southern New England, New England Tech is committed to providing hands-on technological programs that prepare graduates for positions of leadership in the technical, industrial, business, and allied health communities. Most of our associate degree programs can be completed in as little as 18 months, and bachelor’s degree programs in as little as three years. Every year over 2,000 students choose New England Tech for the hands-on laboratory and classroom training that provides the necessary skills to begin their technical careers.

Campus
  • East Greenwich
Programs
  • AS - Veterinary Practice Management Technology
  • AS - Respiratory Care
  • AS - Surgical
  • AS - Veterinary Technology