The Health Sciences Program is responsible for supervising and scheduling all classes
offered in nursing, medical assisting, and dental assisting as well as monitoring
and coordinating the use of program classrooms and laboratory equipment by program
personnel and students.
The department is also responsible for compliance with rules and regulations of the
nursing (LVN and RN), Dental Boards of Examiners and of the Department of Health Services,
as applied to the appropriate programs. The program coordinates selection of students
and requisitioning of supplies, equipment, textbooks and library materials, as well
as preparation of all course syllabi for the nursing and allied health programs.
Other responsibilities include selection of appropriately qualified faculty as outlined
by the Boards of Nursing and other entities' statutes. The Dean of Health Sciences
is directly responsible for supervision of each program, faculty, students, and curricula
as mandated by the appropriate board.
Santa Maria Campus, M-132
Telephone extension: 3384
Fax number: 922-1403
Monday - Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m
Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Dean: Roanna Bennie
Department Chair: Bonny Friedrich
Department Secretary: Sandy Zepeda, Program Technician
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