Health Careers

Who We Are

Health and Public Services is comprised of Criminal Justice, Dental Assisting, Certified Nursing Assistant, Medication Aid, Practical Nursing, Associate Degree Nursing, Medical Assisting, Respiratory Care Technology, Emergency Medical Services, Paramedicine, Fire Science Technology and Professional Health Studies. We are an inclusive division which focuses on our students and our community. Our programs are offered in all four counties of our service area in a multitude of different delivery systems. You will find our courses online, on our campuses, at our sites, in high schools, corporations, churches, fire stations, county buildings and even community events. Check us out! You might find us right next door!

Our Mission Statement

The administration, faculty and staff of the Health and Public Services area commit ourselves to developing resources, expanding and enhancing learning spaces for students and focusing on every student's achievement and success. We embrace student-centered services and keep our focus on our students through access to information and ongoing communication. In turn, we understand and support the personal and professional achievements of each employee and will provide faculty and staff developments through conferences, continuing educational opportunities and team building activities.

Our Programs

  • Associate of Applied Science Degree Programs
    • Criminal Justice
      • Corrections Option
      • Law Enforcement Option
    • Fire Science Technology
    • Professional Health Studies
      • General Health Studies Track
      • Dental Assisting Track
      • EMT-Paramedic Track
      • Medical Assisting Track
    • Registered Nursing
    • Respiratory Care Technology
  • Certificate of Achievement Programs
    • Dental Assisting
    • Emergency Medical Services
      • EMT
      • Paramedicine
    • Practical Nursing
    • Medical Assisting
  • Specialist Diplomas
    • Criminal Justice - Community Based Corrections
  • Certificate Courses

    • Advanced Cardiac Life Support
    • Advanced EMT
    • CPR
    • EMT
    • First Responder
    • Heartsaver First Aid/AED
    • Pediatric Life Support
    • Certified Nurse Assistant - Long Term Care
    • Medication Aid

Online Selections

Online Associate Degree Programs

  • Criminal Justice
    • Corrections Option
    • Law Enforcement Option

Department Contacts

Dean:  Stacey Ocander EdD,  531-622-4789

Associate: Tina Pebley, 531-622-4788

Program CoordinatorLaura Leach, 531-622-4794

Enrollment Specialist: Jenny Hank, 531-622-4791


Health and Public Services Faculty

Diana Blum
Constance Crouch
Paul Custer
Margarette Dean
John Detwiler
Kristin Engel
Chuck Fairbanks
Craig Jacobus
Tim Kelly
Peter Landmark
Dona Marotta
Jane Miller
Jerry Moss
Nancy Pares
Bobby Polk
Candace Ryan
Lori Saville
Diane Sjuts
Jeff Strawn
Jean Templeton
Joan Trimpey
Traci Warren
John Whalen
Alexandra Winter
Angela Wortman
Nancy Zolck