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Begin a career that will make a difference in the health of your community.

Public health is all around us. It’s the seat belt you fasten in your car, the no smoking sign on campus and the flu shot you received last fall. If you’re interested in disease prevention, the promotion of healthy living or the policy regulating all of the above, you should study public health at AACC. Our program is for students interested in pursuing public health and transferring to a four-year institution or gaining personal enrichment. Once general education requirements are satisfied, the program can be completed entirely online.


The School of Health Sciences is proud to offer the following Associate of Science (A.S.) degree in this area of study. 

Public Health Professions, A.S.

Our Public Health program features a robust curriculum including public health course requirements and general education requirements.


Job Outlook

The job market for health education specialists and community health workers is expected to grow 12% by 2031. 

Public health is a versatile field with opportunities to educate the public and your community in improved health as well as disease and injury prevention. Public health workers are found in both public and private organizations and the government. This degree will prepare you for entry-level opportunities in health departments and the health industry. You will also be eligible to transfer to universities that offer bachelor’s degree programs in public health to ready you to pursue one of these careers.

Learn more about public health's career opportunities, median salaries and job outlook by checking out AACC's Career Coach.

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Meet Associate Professor and Coordinator Debbie Hammond

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Interests: Anything outdoors; physical activity, especially running; community engagement

A Little More: Debbie Hammond was inspired to study public health after volunteering with organizations promoting community health and business development for women in Honduras.

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