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Public Health

Explore a career where you can make a difference in your community!

Spotlight on a new Community Health Worker Class!
HHP 299- CRN#45224 Foundations of Community Health Worker 

This class is limited to 20 individuals who are interested in making a difference in their community by becoming a frontline public health worker and an advocate for health equity. Download class flyer - click here.

  • Step 1: Important steps for registering for class. You will need to register for the class through COCC. You have two options: if you are new to COCC, you can register as a degree seeking student or non-degree seeking student.

    • If you are a COCC student, register for the class using the CRN#45224

    • If you are not currently a COCC student, you will need to complete a small application either non-degree or degree seeking. It will costs $25
    • Two options:
    • Non-degree Seeking-  click here and  skip over step #3 – COCC admissions will waive step 3. IMPORTANT: After completing this step, contact Admissions directly, Tyler Hayes to be placed into the class, and copy Sarah Baron

For more information: Please contact Sarah Baron at

Public health careers vary from a health educator, community health worker, health care administration, infectious disease contract tracer, health advocate, epidemiologist to environmental health specialist. Interested in these career opportunities? Want to learn more?

These career paths are just a few to explore... and COCC's Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer with an emphasis in Public Health, can start your academic journey into a rewarding lifetime career. The AAOT in public health is designed to transfer to Oregon public universities, as well as several out-of-state universities. At COCC, the AAOT with a Public Health emphasis provides foundation coursework for those students wishing to pursue a bachelors degree in public health, nutrition and related fields.

To read more about the Public Health program see:
Public Health Overview (Catalog)

For AAOT details and course requirements see:
Public Health - Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer (Catalog)

For more information and advising information see:
Public Health Advising