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community health worker program


Certificate=20 credits

Applied Associate of Science=64 total credits

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.

Course fees include equipment and supplies.  These items will provide the student with requirements for participation in required major courses, clinical practice and to begin professional work upon completion of this course.

A Community Health Worker Program application must be submitted prior to acceptance into this program.

A. Required major courses:  20
CHW 101 Introduction to Community Health Advocacy 1
CHW 106 Healthy Living 3
CHW 110 Community Health Worker Fundamentals 1 3
CHW 120 Preparation for Field Experience 1 3
CHW 210 Community Health Worker Fundamentals 2 3
CHW 220 Field Experience 3
CHW 230 Health Services 4


B. Arizona General Education Curriculum-Arts (AGEC-A): 35
Freshman Composition(ENG 101 and 102) 6
Mathematics (MAT 142 College Mathematics with Applications or approved higher level math) 3
Arts and Humanities
(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)


C. General Electives: 9
Total credits required for degree: 64



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