Get Ready Before You Start
Get ready for your career in Public Health! Before your first class starts at LASC, you can start preparing for your future in the public health sector:
- Make an appointment with an LASC academic counselor to review LASC’s Public Health program, start to develop a Student Education Plan (SEP), and discuss which four-year colleges and universities would be a good match for your career goals.
- Once you’re at LASC, make sure to get involved with off- and on-campus clubs and organizations, such as the Anthropology Club, Phi Theta Kappa, Toastmasters, and you can become a student ambassador, or run for student body government. Getting involved builds new relationships and shows potential employers you enjoy participating and want to learn more about others in your community.
- Still in high school? You can start taking courses now through our dual enrollment program that will lead to your AST in Public Health! Make an appointment with your high school’s college and career counselor to enroll at LASC. Find out if your school has internships in public health where you can learn more about identifying environmental health problems and priorities, prevention and control of diseases or learn how to research and create health messages to increase a community’s awareness of healthy habits. You can also find out if local hospitals and community health clinics have internships in public health.