Train for an in-demand career as a Community Health Worker. Community Health Workers assist with the growing need for data collection and education in the underserved communities in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Students will be introduced to the position of Community Health Worker (CHW), community health concepts, resources, and skills related to the role and responsibilities of a Community Health Worker locally and nationally. A CHW conducts outreach services for organizations to implement programs within the community that promotes community and individual health and wellness. Students will leave the course with a basic understanding of community health & be able to better assess barriers to clients’ health.
At successful completion of the program, students will receive the D.C. Child and Family Services Mandated Reporter Training, ASTHO/NCSD Covid-19 Contact Tracer Certification and the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute Guest Service Professional Certification.
a. English Language Arts
c. Introduction to Infectious Disease
d. Introduction to Medical Terminology
e. Writing for Allied Health
Final Presentations and “Patient” Exit Interviews
*Each student will be required to conduct a full
interview, assessed by Public Health professional
Length of Program:
50 hours total, 35 hours of homework
Classes will not be scheduled on federal holidays.