Community Health Worker - Certificate of Achievement
The Community Health Worker (CHW) Associate Degree provides the opportunity for the student to develop skills as frontline public health worker who is a trusted member of and/or close understanding of the community they serve. This relationship enables the CHW to serve as a liaison between health services and the community. Course requirements for the major can be completed in two or three semesters of study. Classroom theory is applied in a CHW Internship course with placement of the student to practice skills learned in a variety of healthcare settings. Students must maintain a grade of C or better in all core classes and program electives to satisfy degree requirements.
Program Learning Outcomes:
- Students will be able to identify the personal qualities, core competencies relating to work-setting skills, knowledge base, health promotion/education, and service coordination, researching and health coaching.
- Students will know the current community health care issues and community agencies and resources available for consumers today.
- Students will be able to effectively advocate for environmental safety issues while working with clients of diverse ages, cultural back grounds, intellectual and emotional abilities.
To earn this certificate, students must complete the minimum required courses with a grade of C (or P) or better.
Required Core Curriculumn Courses:
|HOC 001||Medical Terminology (3.0 Lecture)||3.0|
|CAP 033A||Word Processing - Course 1 (3.0 Lecture)||3.0|
|CAP 062B||An Introduction to Microsoft Excel (1.0 Lecture)||1.0|
|PSY 012||Human Growth and Development (3.0 Lecture)||3.0|
|HOC 005||Introduction to Community Health Worker (3.0 Lecture)||3.0|
|HOC 006||Personal Health and Life Style (3.0 Lecture)||3.0|
|HOC 008||Community Health Problems (3.0 Lecture)||3.0|
|HOC 010||Health Communication: Health Literacy, Health Coaching, and Motivational Interviewing (3.0 Lecture)||3.0|
|HOC 012||Community Health Worker Internship (1.0 Lecture / 2.0 Arranged Lab)||3.0|
CHOOSE ONE AREA OF EMPHASIS
Emphasis on Geriatric Care
Complete the following courses:
|HOC 028||Care of the Geriatric Patient (1.0 Lecture)||1.0|
|HOC 004||First Aid and CPR (0.5 Lecture)||0.5|
|HOC 019A||Nursing Assistant Fundamentals (3.5 Lecture/0.5 Lab)||4.0|
|HOC 019B||Nursing Assistant Clinical Experience (2.0 Lab)||2.0|
|HOC 019F||Home Health Aide Fundamentals (1.5 Lecture)||1.5|
|HOC 019G||Home Health Aide Clinical (0.5 Arranged Lab)||0.5|
|HOC 003||Emergency Disaster Preparedness for Allied Health Professionals (0.5 Lecture)||0.5|
Emphasis on Cognititve Disability-Mental Illness
Complete the following courses:
Emphasis on Cognitive Disability - Developmental Disability
Cmplete the following course:
|HOC 023C||Beg. Cognitive Disabilities - - Developmental Disability Theory (1.0 Lecture)||1.0|
|Total Required Units||26.0-35.0|
A community health worker builds health understanding and self-sufficiency in individuals within the community through a range of activities such as: outreach, community education, informal counseling, social support and advocacy. Certificate requirements can be completed in two or three semesters of study. Classroom theory is applied in CHW Internship course with placement of the student to practice skills learned in a variety of healthcare settings. Students must maintain a grade of C or better in all core classes and program electives to satisfy certificate requirements