Created in 2022, the department of Allied Health and Public Service brings under one umbrella programs of study and faculty supporting students interested in entering the public sector.
Graduates of allied health programs provide support to health care administration and play a vital role in therapeutic and technological fields. Allied Health Professional like dental assistants, nursing assistants, emergency medical technicians, medical billing and coding worker support, aid, and increase the efficiency of the dentists, nurses, doctors, and other primary healthcare specialists. Starting in January 2023, Luna Community College is partnering with San Juan College to offer a Surgical Technology Program that can be completed here in the Las Vegas area (contact AHPS@luna.edu for more information).
Allied Health certificate and degree programs provide a strong theoretical and practical foundation preparing graduates to promote health and wellness, prevent disease, and handle ethical and legal issues. The diverse interdisciplinary curriculum instills students with critical thinking and applied skills and knowledge that will allow them to advance in their chosen career, meet societal and healthcare workforce needs, and interact with patients, families, and communities. The education obtained through the certificates and degree program enables students to pass state and national accreditation exams, secure employment, and/or pursue other degrees beyond the certificate and the associate degree.
The Criminal Justice program offers an associate degree and certificates in the areas of law enforcement, substantive law, court structure and process, and corrections as integral components of the criminal justice system. An emphasis is placed on the historical, psychological, sociological, and political aspects within criminal justice. To enhance the written communication and report writing skills of the student, the concept of writing-across-the-curriculum is utilized.
Luna offers a variety of psychology courses that are critical in preparing students for careers in health care and public service.