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Health and Sciences Programs

 

Health and Biological Sciences

Karen M. Solt

Karen M. Solt
Associate Dean
Health and Biological
Sciences
(630) 942-8331
soltka@cod.edu

College of DuPage offers more than 25 health-related areas of study in four major areas: rehabilitation, diagnostics, medical information and patient care. Most of the college's health programs require a separate admissions process. In addition, students must take several prerequisite courses before being accepted into classroom and clinical education.

Our graduates typically achieve a nearly 100 percent pass rate on applicable board certification exams. They are ready, willing and very prepared to begin their careers in the health care industry.

The biological sciences include anatomy and physiology, biology and microbiology. You can take general education requirements or curriculum that leads to transfer to baccalaureate-granting institutions.

 

Programs:

Anatomy and Physiology
Biology
Botany
Cardiac Interventional Radiography Specialist
Chemistry
Dental Hygiene
Diagnostic Medical Imaging Computed Tomography
Diagnostic Medical Imaging Nuclear Medicine
Diagnostic Medical Imaging Mammography
Diagnostic Medical Imaging Radiography (X-ray)
Diagnostic Medical Imaging Sonography
Diagnostic Medical Imaging Vascular Sonography
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
Fire Science Technology
Microbiology
Polysomnography
Perioperative Nursing
Paramedic
Radiation Therapy
Respiratory Care
Surgical Technology
Zoology

 

Nursing and Health Sciences

Vickie Gukenberger

Vickie Gukenberger
Associate Dean
Nursing and 
Health Sciences
(630) 942-8331
gukenbergerv@cod.edu

Specific questions about the application and admission to the various Nursing and Health program(s) can be directed to the Health Programs Admissions Advisor (630)942-2259 or the Health Programs Admissions Specialist (630)942-2482. However, it is strongly recommended that you attend the Program Advising session as a first step.

Health Science Admissions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

Programs:

Basic Nursing Assistant (BNA)
Health Information Technology
Long-Term Care Administration
Nursing (ADN)
Clinical Lab Science
Medical Assistant
Non-Invasive EKG
Phlebotomy/EKG
Physician Office Coding and Billing
Physical Therapist Assistant
Speech Language Pathology Assistant
Pharmacy Tech (Credit Only)

 

 

Math and Physical Sciences

Tom Schrader

Tom Schrader
Associate Dean
Math and Physical
Sciences
(630) 942-3890
schrader@cod.edu

The Sciences encompass a wide range of exciting programs at College of DuPage: from earth science to chemistry, from engineering to physics, from education to psychology.

Courses and curricula are designed to develop mastery of these areas. In addition, social science courses fulfill many of the general education requirements needed for a successful transfer to a baccalaureate-granting institution. 

  

 

 

 


Programs:

Earth Science
Engineering
Mathematics
Meteorology
Physics

 

Social and Behavioral Sciences 

Marianne Hunnicutt

Marianne Hunnicutt 
Associate Dean
Social and Behavioral 
Sciences
(630) 942-4306
hunnicut@cod.edu

The Social and Behavioral Sciences impart a broad perspective of human behavior, cultural heritage and our relationships with others, our social institutions and the environment through the study of anthropology, criminal justice, political science, early childhood education and many other subject areas. 
 

 

 

 

  

  

 
 


Programs:

Anthropology
Criminal Justice
Early Childhood Education and Care
Economics
Education
Geography
Human Services
Political Science
Psychology
Sociology/Social Sciences

 

Physical Education

Paul Zakowski

Paul Zakowski
Associate Dean
Physical Education
Director of Athletics
(630) 942-4242
 zakows@cod.edu

In recent years, careers in physical education have become more specialized. Students interested in physical education or related fields find numerous career opportunities in teaching, coaching, management, marketing, finance, health promotion, rehabilitation, recreation and wellness/fitness. Most of these positions require a bachelor's degree, and some require special certifications or advanced study. Teaching, coaching and administrative positions are available in schools and colleges. Agencies that provide preventative exercise programs include health clubs, corporate centers, commercial agencies, and community organizations such as recreation departments and YMCAs.
   
 

Program:

Physical Education

 

Contact Information


Health and Sciences Division
Tom Cameron, Dean
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2616, (630) 942-2010

Faculty Spotlight

  • Diana Strode

    Diana StrodeEarth Science

    "I hope that students discover how the earth’s dynamic natural processes are relevant to their daily lives as well as to their individual career aspirations."

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  • David Smith

    David SmithEngineering

    "Engineering is all about learning different ways to approach problems and understanding the physics involved in each problem."

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  • Kathy Cabai

    Kathy CabaiSurgical Technology

    "If your career leads you down a path you do not like, you will not be happy nor good at what you do. Life is too short and it is important to enjoy and love it. If you want it, you are capable of achieving it."

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  • Jeff Papp

    Jeff PappRadiation Therapy

    "I am inspired by a quest to know more about the world around us, so that I can then try to use that knowledge to try to make this world a little bit better."

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  • Chris Petersen

    Chris PetersenBiology

    "Based on the technology that we have today, the field is more quickly evolving. I just really enjoy learning about biology, especially as it concerns insects and where insects fit into ecosystems."

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Outstanding Graduates for 2012

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Alexa Alianello and Chandrika Gopal

Each year College of DuPage recognizes graduates whose achievements truly demonstrate determination and success. The Outstanding Graduates of 2012 are both Health Sciences students, but their backgrounds and ambitions tell two different and inspirational stories.