Program Coordinator and Faculty, Health Professions Readiness
Cristina Rangel has taught at El Centro since 2015 and serves as program coordinator and full-time Health Professions Readiness faculty member. She also serves as the Prior Learning Assessment advisor for the college’s Allied Health Professions, reviewing ePortfolios of students applying for HPR credits through prior coursework. She was a Texas high school health science teacher for six years, as well as an advisor for HOSA, a secondary and post-secondary organization for future health professionals that was formerly called Health Occupations Students of America. She still maintains her Texas high school health science teaching certification.
She graduated from the U.S. Army’s School of Cytotechnology, a program culminating in a four-year degree through Excelsior College in Albany, New York. She holds two master's degrees, a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) and Master of Science in Health Service Administration (M.S.H.S.A.), from the University of St. Francis in Joliet, Illinois. She has thrown a hand grenade, sequenced the Ebola virus and is a licensed real estate agent.
Ms. Rangel is certified by the American Society of Clinical Pathology as a cytotechnologist with the designation CT(ASCP).