Academic Programs at the Newark Center - Ohlone College Newark Center for Health Sciences and Technology

See also the full list of Associate Degrees and Certificates available at Ohlone College. These programs are located at the Ohlone College Newark Center. Classes may be held at either the Newark Center or Fremont campuses.

The Ohlone Biotechnology program partners with government and industry advisors to provide award-winning training programs for industry workers, college and high school students to fill industry demands for a trained workforce in the growing field of biotechnology. With 45% of U.S. biotechnology companies located in the Bay Area and an expectation of 8000 new jobs being created in the next year, Ohlone has rushed to the forefront of workforce education with its biotechnology training programs. Learn more about the Biotechnology program.
Computer Applications and Occupational Technology
The Computer Applications/Occupational Technology (CAOT) department provides computer application courses that align with current industry standards to prepare students for completion of Certificate and Associate Degree programs at Ohlone College; courses also support student entry into the workforce or career advancement. The courses offered support general educational requirements and major requirements for the following programs; Office Support, Administrative Assistant, Business Administration, Business Supervisory Management and Biotechnology.
Computer Science
The Computer Science (CS) program prepares students for employment in careers in Information Technology such as computer programming and for transfer to 4-year schools in order to pursue an advanced degree. The CS Faculty recognizes that Ohlone serves two types of students: those who intend on getting an advanced degree (i.e. transfer) and those who are interested in enhancing employment skills, whether unemployed or on the job already. Fortunately there is no conflict in these two areas since the techniques needed are similar. The main difference is that transfer students need to focus on theory and the skills students on current tools and technologies. We teach the theory using current tools and technologies.
Computers, Networks, and Emerging Technology
Ohlone's Computers, Networks, and Emerging Technology A.S. Degrees and Certificates prepare students for employment in the field of Information anc Communication Technologies (ICT) as database administrator, systems administrator, support specialist, network technician, computer engineer, web developer, or related positions. Students may also prepare for a variety of certifications, such as Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP), CompTIA A+, Network+, and Linux+, Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP), Oracle Certified Professional (OCP), and VMWare Certified Professional (VCP). Citrix, and Linux professional institute (LPI).
Environmental Studies
The mission of the Ohlone College Department of Environmental Studies is to prepare students to be active participants in shaping a sustainable future. By fostering student understanding of how human society and the environment are interwoven, our program emphasizes the benefits of the triple-bottom line - promoting stewardship of the earth, fostering innovation for a strong economy, and respect, value and equity for the lives of all living things. Learn more about the Environmental Studies program.
Health and Wellness
Learn more about the Total Health & Wellness Center offering health and fitness classes, including Yoga, Pilates, and more!
Physical Therapist Assistant
The Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) Program is a two calendar year course of study leading to an Associate in Science Degree and eligibility to take the National PTA licensing examination. The degree requirements include general education, supporting courses, and Physical Therapist Assistant theory and clinical courses. Successful completion of the PTA major field courses and supporting courses meet the Tech Tools graduation requirement. Learn more about the PTA program.
Registered Nursing
The Ohlone College Nursing Program enjoys a national reputation for innovative faculty and a cutting edge curriculum that is responsive to changing work force needs. Emerging technology assists our highly educated and motivated faculty to integrate current, evidenced-based nursing practice into student theory and clinical development coursework. As a result, Ohlone nursing graduates are actively sought for employment in the industry. Learn more about the Nursing program.
Respiratory Therapist
Respiratory Care is a health care specialty directed at the diagnosis, treatment, management, and care of patients with deficiencies and abnormalities associated with the cardio-respiratory system. Upon completion of the program graduates are eligible to sit for the California State License Examination for Respiratory Care Practitioner (RCP). Once the RCP Credential has been attained graduates are eligible to sit for the Advanced Level Practitioner Examinations (RRT) of the National Board for Respiratory Care. Learn more about the RT program.
General Education
A selected array of General Education; lifelong learning courses are integrated into the Newark campus curriculum.
Community Education and Workforce Development / Contract Education
Ohlone College is proud to offer you over 250 interest based, professional development, and career changing programs to choose from in effort to meet your needs. All of our classes are held in convenient locations in our Fremont and Newark communities as well as from the comfort of your own home or office through our variety of online courses. Learn more about Ohlone's Workforce Development / Corporate Education offerings.

Nursing Lab - two students working with human simulation dummy.