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Health Occupations

Health Occupations

About Us

The Health Occupations Department at College of the Redwoods offers seven programs that vary in length from one semester to two years. Many students take one to two semesters of coursework prior to entering their selected program to refine basic reading, writing, math, and biology/science skills. Several of our programs also include the Associates of Science degree and may have admission requirements. All programs are offered on the Eureka Campus except for LVN, which is offered in Del Norte as well as Eureka.

Hours and Location
Health Occupations Office

Applied Technology Building,
Room 100C

Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm

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LVN/Paramedic to RN

Take your skills to the next level and become a Registered Nurse though our Career Mobility bridge program. We have two pathways:

  • LVN/Paramedic to RN Career Mobility Associate Degree Program
  • LVN to RN 30 Unit Option

Registered Nursing

The Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) program is a 2-year, 4 semester, program which prepares the student for a leadership role in the care of patients in a variety of health care settings including acute care hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, home health agencies, clinics and out-patient services.



Learn theories and skills for emergency life-support measures to become an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) in just 1-semester. After becoming EMT certified, you can choose to apply for the 33-unit Paramedic program, which builds on the knowledge gained as an EMT.

Dental Assisting

Our Dental Assisting program will prepare you to take on the increasing sophistication of dental treatment, innovations in technology, and expanded duties of the Dental Assistant. 


Licensed Vocational Nursing

The LVN Program is a three-semester program preparing the individual to work under the supervision of a Registered Nurse. Licensed Vocational Nurses work in acute and convalescent hospitals, physicians' offices, clinics, and other health care facilities.

Basic Patient Care (CNA)

Certified Nursing Assistants provide care to patients in acute and skilled nursing settings. College of the Redwoods is a testing site for the  Certified Nursing Assistant Training and Assessment Program (NATAP).


Workforce & Community Education

Workforce & Community Education offers a variety of Health Care courses for those looking for a new career or to keep their current certification. Classes include: Pharmacy Technician, Medical Assisting, Phlebotomy, EMT Refresher, IV Therapy, Venipuncture, Injections, among others.

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Contact Information

Health Occupations Home

 Shauna Burdick, Dean of Nursing and Allied Health

Eureka Office: (707) 476-4240
Del Norte Office: (707) 465-2328

 Jessica Howard, Director of Nursing

Eureka Office: (707) 476-4251

 Jencie Smith, Administrative Secretary


 Health Occupations Office, AT-100C

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