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Allied Health


Sacramento City College Allied Health

Allied Health educational programs seek to prepare competent allied health professionals and leaders for practice across multiple health care settings.

Professions that are often listed as "allied health" include many of the well-known non-nurse, non-physician health care providers such as: physical therapists, occupational therapists, respiratory therapists; nutritionists and dietitians, dental hygienists and dental assistants; EMTs, paramedics and health educators.

Our Community Health Care Worker Certificate and Pre-Health Education Degree programs are designed to prepare students for professional schools and employment opportunities in health related fields.

Community Health Care Worker Career Options

The Community Health Care Worker Certificate of Achievement consists of multi-disciplinary coursework to prepare individuals to work within the social service, public health, or health care workforce as Community Health Workers (CHW). Common job titles for CHWs include: patient/health navigator, case manager/case worker, health educator, community health educator, community outreach worker, and enrollment specialist. Community health workers serve as liaisons/intermediaries between health and social services and the community to promote, maintain and improve individual and community access to health care services; assist individuals and communities to adopt healthy behaviors; and improve the quality and cultural competence of services delivered.


Sue Hussey
Program Director, Community Health Worker and Pre-Health Occupations Programs

Pre-Health Occupations Career Options

The Pre-Health Occupations Associate in Science degree offers an interdisciplinary approach of study for students interested in a variety of allied health careers. The degree will allow students to pursue a rigorous course of study before selecting the health occupation that best suits their career interests. With an emphasis on basic science and culturally competent patient care, the degree offered will prepare students to excel in a wide-range of health care fields. Students completing the degree will be prepared to enter programs for careers in nursing, dental hygiene or assisting, occupational therapy assisting, physical therapist assisting, and others. Students may also choose to complete this degree in preparation for transfer to a Health Sciences Baccalaureate degree program.