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Catalog 2016-17 
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Community Health Worker

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Program Description

This course provides students with the knowledge and training to fulfill the front line role as a Community Health Worker.  Community Health Workers assist members of the community to maneuver through the health and human services system. Topics in this course series included: the role of the community health worker; cultural competencies; interview techniques; and methods to assist community members in maneuvering through the healthcare and human service systems.

Program Outcomes

Successful Completion:

CCBC Credential: Students will earn a CCBC Workforce Training Certificate and have access to a Continuing Education academic record (transcript).

Career Opportunities:

Community Health Worker

Program Length

10-12 weeks

Program Requirements

High School Diploma or GED


Application Process

Open Entry – No screening or documentation required.

Program Course Sequence


1.  Professional Preparation for the Health Care Worker: VOB 029

  • Textbook/Materials: None

2. Heartsaver First Aid/ CPR/ AED Training: AHE 985

  • Textbook/Materials: Book provided and included in course costs

3. HIPAA Training:AHC 360 Or HIPAA Training Online:AHL 719

  • Textbook/Materials: Handouts online

4. Mental Health First Aid: AHL 932

  • Textbook/Materials: Book provided and included in course costs

Prerequisite Costs

  • Tuition/Fees: $386 (Tuition-$155/Fees-$261-281)


1.  Community Health Worker Training: AHL 920

  • Textbook/Materials:
    • Foundation for the Community Health worker by Tim Berthold, Alma Avila, and Jennifer Miller; Jossey Bass; ISBN-10: 047017997X; ISBN-13: 978-0470179970; $78

Courses Costs

  • Tuition/Fees: $429 (Tuition-$20/Fees-$409)
  • Textbook/Materials: $78



Program Contact Information


Kerry Cleaver     



Essex, HTEC 013

Administrative Assistant:  

Carole Parlett     



Essex, HTEC 001


Financial Aid and Payment Options:

Continuing Education Opportunity Grant

Partial Payment Option (through Nelnet Business Solutions)

Tuition Waiver for Senior Citizens and Individuals with Disabilities

Employer/Sponsor Paid Tuition

Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS)

Local Office of Workforce Development


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