Health Occupations

Important Notice!

Thank you for your continued interest in Health Occupations at Mission College.  Informational sessions regarding the Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technician program will begin again in the fall, specific (dates to be posted in August).  Informational sessions regarding LVN to RN will begin in June (date to be posted soon).  The Health Occupations Department will be accepting applications for all programs in the Spring of 2016.  The start dates for the LVN-RN program will begin in the summer of 2016 and the dates for the VN & PT programs will begin in the Fall of 2016.  Before this time, feel free to explore our Health Occupations website for more information.  If you need course recommendations, please look at enrolling in our prerequisite and/or recommended courses.

Dr. Shara Crary

Registered Nursing (LVN-RN) Program Director: Dr. Shara Crary, DNP, MSN, RN
Tel: (408) 855-5579

VN Program Director: Dr. Shara Crary, DNP, MSN, RN
Tel: (408) 855-5579

PT Program Director: Dr. Shara Crary, DNP, MSN, RN
Tel: (408) 855-5379
NA Director: Karen Brown, RN
Tel: (408) 855-5303

Department Chair: Carol Brockmeier, RN, BSN
Tel: (408) 855-5549
Counseling: (408) 855-5030 
Division: Applied Sciences
Div Chair: Janice Morgan

Senior Office Coordinator: Beverly Gaitan
Tel: (408) 855-5374

Administrative Assistant: Mark Zamzow
Tel: (408) 855-5016

Mission College offers several areas of study resulting in certificates, degrees, or licensure in the field of Health Occupations. These include Nursing Assistant (NA), Home Health Aide (HHA), Community Health Worker, Psychiatric Technician (PT), Vocational Nursing (VN), and Registered Nursing (RN) programs. Each program is unique with its own required prerequisites, course work, labs, and clinical studies.

No recency requirement for Science courses. Science courses are NOT required to be within 5 years. Beginning Spring 2015 entry into the PT and VN program will require a CNA certificate.


This department maintains industry ties through an Advisory Committee.