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Community Healthcare Worker-Basic Certificate

City Colleges of Chicago Healthcare Programs Community Health Care Worker

Basic Certificate (BC)

Revisions effective Fall 2017.      

View the Semester Map for Community Health Worker Basic 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: Basic Certificate (BC)

Credit Hours (CH)

Program/Plan Number

0718

Funding Options

Open For Enrollment

Yes

Also Offered At

 

Career Possibilities

Courses

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Prerequisites

 CH

General Education Requirements

 CH

Program Core Requirements

12  CH
Health Technology TC4
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 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

Additional Requirements

 CH

Elective Program Requirements

 CH

Area of Focus

 CH

Focus Electives

 CH

Work-Based Learning Course

4  CH
Health Technology TC4
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
Total Minimum Credit Hours
 

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