Health Sciences

Get Ready for a Healthy Career

From nursing and eye care to physical therapy and surgical technology, if your passion is helping keep others healthy, San Jacinto College is the place to get started toward building a most rewarding career. With hands-on, in-field experience through full immersion into theoretical and applied sciences in addition to simulated clinical experiments, hospital job shadows, ambulance ride-alongs and stimulating classroom discussions, our programs prepare students for immediate work upon graduation.

Find a Program That Fits Your Needs

We offer three paths for students interested in Health Science:

  • For students planning on transferring, the Associate of Science Degree (A.S.) is designed for students who aim to pursue admission to a four-year or upper-level college or university and major in mathematics, one of the sciences (biology, chemistry, geology, physics, biotechnology or related field), engineering, computer science, or a baccalaureate degree in nursing.

    Students seeking an associate of science degree should take science courses designed for majors rather than courses for non-majors. Science courses designed for allied health students are not intended for academic transfer toward a science major. Students choosing to pursue an associate of science degree should select from among Life Science, Physical Science, Computer Science or Mathematics.

  • The Technical Degrees & Certificates path sets you up for entry-level STEM jobs and kick-starts your career between 6 months to 2 years depending on the program. Information for degrees and certificates available for the areas of concentration are found in the course catalog.
  • With healthcare continuing to be one of the largest leading professions in the country, San Jacinto College’s Continuing and Professional Development (CPD) Health Occupations division can help you obtain a certification within the medical field or advance your experience through a wide array of courses. We offer programs that include actual patient contact such as the Certified Nurse Aide, along with those that have indirect patient contact within a medical office career. 

Land a Job in a High-Demand Field

Health Science career opportunities are vast in the Houston area. In fact, by 2020, 5.6 million new jobs will be created nationwide. San Jacinto College prepares you for well-paid positions and long-lasting careers.

Whether you’re interested in becoming a radiologic technologist, physical therapy assistant, nurse or pharmacy tech, San Jacinto College has the courses to make your dream a reality.