Health Science

Possible career opportunities in addiction studies

The addiction studies counseling certificate prepares students for a career as a substance abuse counselor, community services worker, or an addiction/prevention/intervention educator.

Possible career opportunities in health science

A health science graduate may work in federal, state or county health agencies, community clinics, voluntary health agencies and hospitals, insurance or pharmaceutical companies.

Possible career opportunities in nutrition

Courses offered within the nutrition discipline prepare students for numerous career paths. These courses begin to prepare the student for careers in food science, dietetics, nursing, dental hygiene, restaurant management, and sports nutrition as well as many other food related or health related professions. Specific courses also meet the requirements for certain certificate programs and majors offered at DVC and other colleges.

Degrees and certificates

Associate in science degrees

Certificates of achievement

  • Addiction counseling (ADS)
  • Addiction studies (ADS)

Additional resources


Contact Health Sciences

Chair: Dr. Kristen Colchico, Health Science
Telephone: 925-969-4254
Email: kcolchico@dvc.edu
Office location: HFO 105 Campus map
Contact: Teresita Saechao, Nutrition 
Telephone: 925-969-4252
Email: tsaechao@dvc.edu
Office location: SC-302 Campus map 
Contact: Kim Schenk, Respiratory Therapy 
Telephone: 925-969-2036 
Email: kschenk@dvc.edu 
Office location: AB-214 Campus map