Health Science

Possible career opportunities in addiction studies

The addiction studies counseling certificate prepares students for a career as a substance abuse counselor, community services worker, or an addiction/prevention/intervention educator.

Possible career opportunities in health science

A health science graduate may work in federal, state or county health agencies, community clinics, voluntary health agencies and hospitals, insurance or pharmaceutical companies.

Possible career opportunities in nutrition

Courses offered within the nutrition discipline prepare students for numerous career paths. These courses begin to prepare the student for careers in food science, dietetics, nursing, dental hygiene, restaurant management, and sports nutrition as well as many other food related or health related professions. Specific courses also meet the requirements for certain certificate programs and majors offered at DVC and other colleges.

Degrees and certificates offered by the Health Science Department Associate in science degrees

  • Addiction counseling (ADS)
  • Addiction studies (ADS)
  • Health education (HSCI)
  • Respiratory therapy (RT)

Certificates of achievement

  • Addiction counseling (ADS)
  • Addiction studies (ADS)

Health Science Department Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

Health Science Department class schedules

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Career resources

Health education resources

Higher education opportunities


Contact Health Sciences

Chair: Barbara Hewitt, Addiction Studies
Telephone: 925-969-4253
Email: BHewitt@dvc.edu
Office location: SC-308  Campus map
Contact: Helen DeMarco, Nutrition
Telephone: 925-969-4250
Email: hdemarco@dvc.edu
Office location: SC-305 Campus map
Contact: Kim Schenk, Respiratory Therapy
Telephone: 925-969-2036
Email: kschenk@dvc.edu
Office location: AB-214 Campus map