Do you have a passion for helping people improve their health and well-being? Would becoming an integral part of improving your community’s overall health and wellness be of interest to you? If so, then becoming a Community Health Worker (CHW) may just be the perfect career choice for you! A Community Health Worker (CHW) is a trusted individual who contributes to improved health outcomes in the community. As a CHW, you have the opportunity to serve the community you live in which you may share ethnicity, language, socioeconomic status, or life experiences.
Completion of this 120-hour online course meets the education requirements of the PA Certification Board CCHW credential. See complete certification information from the Board at https://www.pacertboard.org/sites/default/files/2020-09/PCB_CCHW_Application_19.pdf. (pdf)
Community Health Workers, which may also be referred to as Outreach Worker, Patient Navigator and Promotors de Salud, may see patients in:
Individuals who perform well in this occupation have:
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Our certificate prepares you to enter the workforce as a Community Health Worker (CHW) to enter the workforce to promote health within their community. As a CHW, you would:
Our curriculum is delivered over a 12-week period through lecture and clinical practice in the role of a CHW. Our study includes six major areas:
Bi-weekly zoom and remote (online) lecture, group-work, discussion, written assignments and quizzes. Classes begin each Spring and Fall semesters.
Completion of this 120-hour online course meets the education requirements of the PA Certification Board CCHW credential. See complete certification information from the Board https://www.pacertboard.org/sites/default/files/2020-09/PCB_CCHW_Application_19.pdf. (pdf)
This curriculum is designed to prepare students to:
Our certificate is designed to lead you directly into the workforce as a Community Health Worker (CHW).
For your convenience, our certificate can be completed entirely through Virtual Learning.
Yes! Through the HACC Foundation, there are approximately 200 scholarships available. Please visit hacc.edu/scholarships for details and deadlines.
You can enter this certificate each spring and fall classes at HACC. Please use the information listed in the "How Can I Learn More" section to contact us to learn start dates and enrollment deadlines.
We are passionate about providing you with a high-quality education and an opportunity for you to pursue your educational and/or career goals. Please don’t hesitate to contact Nina Kottcamp, program coordinator, or 717-221-1386