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community health worker program


Certificate = 20 credits

Applied Associate of Science = 64 total credit

Program Description

This program is designed to provide students with the essential skills to become a community health worker. The curriculum focuses on integration of the physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects of the individual while providing the philosophical

foundation and technical skills required. Students will learn to build individual and community capacity by increasing health knowledge and self-sufficiency through outreach, education, informal counseling, social support and advocacy. Students are prepared for frontline community health work serving as liaisons between health/social services and the community.


Program Requirements

Students must present CPR for healthcare providers card on the first day of class. Students must earn a “C” or better in all courses within the program.

Certificate Requirements

Required Courses:                                     20 credits

CHW 101          Intro to CH Advocacy                1

CHW 106          Healthy Living                           3

CHW 110          CHW Fundamentals 1                3

CHW 120          Prep for Field Experience          3

CHW 210          CHW Fundamentals 2                3

CHW 220          Field Experience                       3

CHW 230          Health Services                         4

Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)

General Education Requirements:        29 credits

All requirements of the certificate program with the addition of the following (see current AWC catalog for specific course listing)

A. Certificate requirements                               20

B. Arizona General Education Curriculum-Arts

    (AGEC-A):                                                     35

        Freshman Composition                              6

                 (ENG 101 and 102)

         Mathematics                                            3

(MAT 142 College Mathematics with Applications or approved higher level math)             

         Arts and Humanities                                 6

(Select at least one course from the Arts list and one course from the Humanities list.)   

         Social and Behavioral Sciences                6

        Physical and Biological Sciences               8

       Additional Courses

(see the AGEC-A Additional Courses list for possible selections in course catalog)                                               6

C. General Electives:                                        9




This site is under construction, there is no longer an application required for entry into this program.

You may register for classes without an instructor signature.

Class are now OPEN for Fall 2015

928-317-6056 for more information.

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