Community Health Worker (CHW)

Student Information

In just two semesters you can get the certificate that will open the door for an exciting career.

Classes are held at both the Aptos and Watsonville Campuses.

The cost for the required 16 units for the Certificate of Achievement completed in one or two semesters is less than $900.

There are a variety of different types of financial aid available at Cabrillo College. Please check out the Financial Aid webpage for more information. Student Resource Support Network also lists assistance programs.

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Improve your English Skills

The model used by the CHW program means that you will work with two teachers in the classroom: one teacher provides job skills training and the other teaches basic skills in reading, math, or English language. Courses are taught in English but will have an ESL instructor help with improved English skills. The CHW program encourages English as a Second Language Learners and Adult Learners to consider getting a CHW certificate because of this assistance in the classroom.


Internships, Fellowships, and Apprenticeships

Opportunities in the field specifically for CHW students are continually being developed. Students take HS99 - Health Science Internships/Work Experience. This course will enable students to earn college credit for learning or improving skills or knowledge while working. Faculty and employers help students create meaningful educational experiences by developing specific learning objectives. There are no pre-requisites or concurrent enrollment requirements. Units are awarded based on the achievement of learning objectives and completion of course requirements.