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Community Healthcare Worker-Advance Certificate

City Colleges of Chicago Healthcare Programs Community Health Care Worker

Advanced Certificate (AC)

Beginning Summer 2016, this program is no longer accepting new students. Please refer to CCC’s other Healthcare offerings.   

View the Semester Map for Community Health Worker Advanced Certificate 

The Community Health Care Worker program is designed to focus on competencies universally required for primary and preventive health care. The curriculum also serves students who may wish to enter into a nursing program or other allied health professions. Research shows that many health educator programs at the university
level (bachelor, masters) require as a core curriculum the same knowledge and competence areas incorporated into this program.​ 

This program requires students to submit a separate application or take other action before enrolling.  Please contact the college for additional information.

Details: Advanced Certificate (AC)

Credit Hours (CH)

Program/Plan Number

0717

Funding Options

Open For Enrollment

No

Also Offered At

 

Career Possibilities

Courses

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Prerequisites

 CH

General Education Requirements

 CH

Program Core Requirements

47  CH
Child Development
CHLD DV 101-1
Human Growth & Development I 4
This course provides a foundation in theory and principles of human development, from conception to early adolescence, including an in-depth study of physical, social, emotional, cognitive, and language development, including children's play. Five hours observing young children, ranging in age from birth to age eight, are required. Writing assignments and oral presentations as appropriate to the discipline are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 based on prior coursework or CCCRTW, COMPASS, ACT, or SAT test scores, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley
CHLD DV 102
Human Growth & Development II 3
Continuation of Child Development 101. Emphasizes adolescence through late adulthood. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in Child Development 101, OR Consent of Department Chairperson
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley
Health Technology TC4
334HLTH 107
Health and the Public 3
Students will examine both historical and contemporary public health stories focusing on the United States to begin to understand the contexts, systems, professionals, tools and skills associated with the public health enterprise. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 based on prior coursework or CCCRTW, COMPASS, ACT, or SAT test scores, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Malcolm X
334HLTH 110
Public Health and Global Societies 3
The course will introduce students to the main concepts of the public health field and the critical links between global health and social and economic development. Students will be presented with an overview of the determinants of health and how health status is measured. Students will also review the burden of disease, risk factors, and key measures to address the burden of disease in cost-effective ways. The course will cover key concepts and frameworks but will be very practical in orientation. The course will be global in coverage but with a focus on low-and-middle income countries and on the health of the poor. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 based on prior coursework or CCCRTW, COMPASS, ACT, or SAT test scores, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Malcolm X
334HLTH 120
Public Health Study of Disease & Epidemics 3
This course is designed to introduce the basic principles surrounding the distribution of disease and epidemics in human populations. Through the use of lectures and field exercises, students will learn the fundamentals of epidemiology, and the basic science of public health. From historical perspectives to current day context, how disease differentially impacts populations will be the focus. Topics covered include surveillance of disease, the distribution of health outcomes (with particular emphasis on health inequities), outbreak investigation, the impact of the media on health outcomes, measurement of health outcomes, study design, and the impact of epidemiologic students on policy development and implementation. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 based on prior coursework or CCCRTW, COMPASS, ACT, or SAT test scores, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Malcolm X
334HLTH 121
Introduction to Community Health Work 3
This course provides an overview of the health care system and community health work. Students will gain an understanding of the role of the community health workers, the scope of their function and the types of services they may provide, and how they interact with other health personnel and resources. It includes principles of effective verbal and non-verbal communication to assist students in encouraging positive interaction. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 based on prior coursework or CCCRTW, COMPASS, ACT, or SAT test scores, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Malcolm X
334HLTH 125
Nutrition, Exercise and Disease 3
This course will provide students with the information necessary to promote healthy eating styles and proper food preparation for all age groups. This course gives students information about identifying the relationship of diet to disease. Attention is given to the treatment of disease by diet modification. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 based on prior coursework or CCCRTW, COMPASS, ACT, or SAT test scores, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Malcolm X
334HLTH 126
Human Development Overview 4
This course provides students with information on pre-conceptual, prenatal care, fetal development and newborn care. Students will gain an understanding of the various stages of human development and recognize their role in promoting acceptable standards of health care. This course includes information of the important role parents have in the development of children. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in English 101, CIS 120, AND 334HLTH 121.
Offered at: Malcolm X
334HLTH 127
Portfolio Development 3
This course provides students the opportunity to carefully select, purposefully organize their professionally related academic accomplishments. It provides documentation of the student's having met the entry-level competency skill standards for community health workers. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in English 101, CIS 120, AND 334HLTH 121.
Offered at: Malcolm X
334HLTH 128
Adult and Senior Health 3
This course will focus on adult health throughout the early, middle and later stages of adult development and health issues. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in English 101, CIS 120, AND 334HLTH 121.
Offered at: Malcolm X
334HLTH 129
Substance Abuse Issues 3
This course gives the student an overview of what substance abuse is and how to recognize it. Students will become familiar with misuse and abuse of substances ranging from over the counter medications to highly controlled narcotics. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in English 101, CIS 120, AND 334HLTH 121.
Offered at: Malcolm X
334HLTH 130
Mental Health Issues 3
This course will provide an overview of mental issues and concerns of community and families. This course also covers the more prevalent diseases such as depression, domestic violence, developmental delays, alcoholism, etc. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 based on prior coursework or CCCRTW, COMPASS, ACT, or SAT test scores, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Malcolm X
334HLTH 131
Case Management Fundamentals 3
This course is designed to provide the student with the basic case management skills. The focus of this course is on the main components of case management, outreach, screening, intake, referrals, and follow-up. Students will learn about home visits, universal precautions and handling emergencies on the job and in the community. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in English 101, CIS 120, AND 334HLTH 121.
Offered at: Malcolm X
334HLTH 132
Field Experience 4
This course is an introduction to clinical experience in community health that includes field experience and basic skills for working effectively in communities in order to serve as a liaison between health care and social service providers and the communities they serve. It includes providing patient advocacy, utilizing professional communication skills, and incorporating approaches for working effectively with community health agencies such as public health departments, schools, correctional health, and other appropriate agencies. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 and enrollment in the CHW Certificate Program-program/plans 716, 717 -OR- 718.
Offered at: Malcolm X

Additional Requirements

 CH

Elective Program Requirements

 CH

Area of Focus

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Focus Electives

 CH

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