Associate of Science
Public health promotes and protects the health of people and the communities where they live, learn, work and play. The health of the community involves populations at risk, education and prevention programs, methods of assuring access to appropriate and cost-effective care, and the formation of sound public policies. Public health professionals play a vital role in improving community health issues such as the quality of life for the elderly, nutrition, food safety, water quality, vaccination programs, bio-terrorism, natural disasters, infectious diseases, as well as drug, alcohol, and tobacco abuse.
The Associate of Science in Public Health at County College of Morris (CCM) provides the introductory coursework and foundations for a future career in public health. The program is designed for transfer to four-year institution to earn a baccalaureate degree or higher in Public Health.
Student success is our mission and the faculty at CCM are qualified and passionate educators in academia. Faculty share their current and past career experiences allowing students to connect learning to the real-world workplace. Our professors have either masterâ€™s or doctorate degrees in their respective areas of study teaching in small and modern classrooms. Opportunities abound for student involvement in clubs and organizations, community service and internships to complete the campus experience for all CCM students.
This program can be completed through a variety of methods including face-to-face classes offered day, evening and Saturday, and online or hybrid courses, which combines in-class and online course work.
There are a wide variety of careers in Public Health, some requiring a masterâ€™s degree. Examples include:
- Health Educators
- Public Health Administrators
- Social and Community Service Managers
Overall employment of health education specialists and community health workers is projected to grow 17 percent from 2020 to 2030, much faster than the average for all occupations, adding about 1.9 million new jobs. This projected growth is mainly due to an aging population, leading to greater demand for healthcare services.
The Public Health Degree is designed for transfer to a four-year college or university. CCM has articulation agreements for Public Health with the following universities:
- William Paterson University
- Rutgers University â€“ New Brunswick
A degree in Public Health opens doors to a wide variety of careers and work environments including health departments, hospitals, state and federal agencies, community-based organizations, managed care organizations, health policy and health service management.
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