The Certificate of Performance in Community Health Work is designed to introduce current and potential Community Health Workers (CHWs) to core concepts in the field of community health. This program prepares students to work in a variety of health settings that utilize entry level front line health workers. These settings may include public and private health and human service institutions, especially those that address underserved communities.
Program emphasis is placed on providing students with both vocational and academic aspects of Community Health Work through a combination of coursework and practical experience.
Career options for students completing the Certificate of Performance in Community Health Work include Health Educator, Information Resource personnel for health facilities and the community, Organizer, Interpreter, and Health Advocate. In addition, this program includes core academic courses that provide a basis for continued formal academic pursuits in the field of Health, Human Services, or Behavioral Sciences.