Community Health and Public Health

Community Health Worker Certificate 2017-2018

Complete Your Community Health Worker Certificate
Almost Anywhere in the State of Arizona!

Distance Learning - Part Time - Complete in One Year

The Community Health Worker Certificate provides the opportunity for individuals to develop skills as a front line public health worker who is a trusted member of and/or has a close understanding of the community they serve. This relationship enables the CHW to serve as a liaison between health services and the community. A CHW builds health understanding and self-sufficiency in individuals within the community through a range of activities such as: outreach, community education, informal counseling, social support and advocacy.
Total Credits: 19-21

Fall 2017

CPH 160

Intro to Community Health Worker
(3 credits)

CPH 178

Personal Health and Community Wellness
(3 credits)

HCC 103

Medical Terminology
(1 credit)

CBA 111A
CIS 110

Internet (1 credit)

Fundamentals of Computer Literacy
(3 credits) or higher

Spring 2018

CPH 180

Chronic Disease Management
(3 credits)

CPH 185

Health Communication: Health Literacy Counseling & Motivational Interviewing
(3 credits)

Summer 2018


Exercise, Nutrition and Behavior: An Integrated Approach to Wellness
(3 credits)

CPH 196

Community Health Worker Internship - 90 hours
(2 credits)


Recommended Proficiencies
Good communication and written skills. Willingness to help individuals and communities in a variety of areas of public health, including but not limited to: disease prevention, wellness and chronic disease management.

Acceptance into the program required; HS diploma or GED recommended.

Program Requirements
Students must live in the State of Arizona and must complete 90-hour internship. Prior to beginning CPH 196, students must submit to a background check, drug scree, TB skin test and have up to date immunizations (completed at student's expense).

Application Deadline
Applications are currently being accepted for the 2017-2018 CAC Community Health Worker Certificate Program.
Deadline for applications is July 21, 2017.

For additional information and application process contact:

Kim Bentley, M.Ed., NDTR, CHES
Community/Public Health Program
Central Arizona College
805 S. Idaho Road
Apache Junction, AZ 85119

Central Arizona College - District Office 8470 N. Overfield Road, Coolidge, AZ 85128 Phone: 800-237-9814