Community Health Worker

Certificate of Achievement

Community Health Worker Certificate of Achievement

After completing the program, you will be able to identify basic health needs and evaluate health and human service resources within the community, as well as demonstrate CHW professional skills and job readiness.

CHW Core Course Requirements (16 Units)

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See Health Science (HS) course descriptions

  • HS10, Personal Health, 3 units

  • HS130, Intro to Community Health Work, 4 units

  • HS131, Community Health Worker Skills, 4 units

  • HS99, Health Science Internships/Work Experience, OR HSERV55A, Practicum, 2 units

Possible Electives (Any of the following for a total of 3 Units), Any Health Science or Human Service Course or NUTR20 or NUTR22.

  • HS12, Stress Management, 3 units

  • HS15, Human Sexuality, 3 units

  • HSERV 50, Intro to Human Services,3 units

  • HSERV 52, Intro to Case Management, 3 units

  • HSERV161, Alcohol & Other Drugs Treatment Recovery, 3 units

  • HSERV162, Alcohol & Other Drugs Physiology Pharmacology, 3 units

  • HSERV163, Prevention of Alcohol & Other Drugs, 1 unit

  • NUTR20, Nutrition, 3 units

  • NUTR22, Nutritional Health, 2 units

Non-credit Certificate of Completion

Cabrillo College Health Sciences is excited to announce the opportunity for community members to achieve the CHW Certificate of Completion as tuition-free courses to advance career and life skills.

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The courses required are:

  • HS430, Introduction to Community Health Work

  • HS431, Community Health Worker Skills

Take the Next Step

Thinking about completing an Associate degree? Consider working toward your Health Science - Associate in Arts Degree.

"I appreciated that many of the students had community experience, that they brought to the program."
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