Community Health Care Worker (CHW)

Community Health Care Worker (CHW) 107  
Health and the Public  

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.

Eligibility for English 101 based on prior coursework or CCCRTW, ACT, or SAT test scores, or Consent of Department Chairperson.  
3 Lecture Hours. 3 Credit Hours.  
Offered At: MX  
Community Health Care Worker (CHW) 110  
Public Health and Global Societies  

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.

Eligibility for English 101 based on prior coursework or CCCRTW, ACT, or SAT test scores, or Consent of Department Chairperson.  
3 Lecture Hours. 3 Credit Hours.  
Offered At: MX  
Community Health Care Worker (CHW) 120  
Public Health Study of Disease & Epidemics  

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.

Eligibility for English 101 based on prior coursework or CCCRTW, ACT, or SAT test scores, or Consent of Department Chairperson.  
3 Lecture Hours. 3 Credit Hours.  
Offered At: DA, MX  
Community Health Care Worker (CHW) 121  
Introduction to Community Health Work  

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.

Eligibility for English 101 based on prior coursework or CCCRTW, ACT, or SAT test scores, or Consent of Department Chairperson.  
3 Lecture Hours. 3 Credit Hours.  
Offered At: DA, MX  
Community Health Care Worker (CHW) 125  
Nutrition, Exercise and Disease  

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.

Eligibility for English 101 based on prior coursework or CCCRTW, ACT, or SAT test scores, or Consent of Department Chairperson.  
3 Lecture Hours. 3 Credit Hours.  
Offered At: DA, MX  
Community Health Care Worker (CHW) 126  
Human Development Overview  

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.

Grade of C or better in English 101, CIS 120, AND 334HLTH 121.  
2 Lecture Hours. 4 Lab Hours. 4 Credit Hours.  
Offered At: MX  
Community Health Care Worker (CHW) 127  
Portfolio Development  

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.

Grade of C or better in English 101, CIS 120, AND 334HLTH 121.  
2 Lecture Hours. 2 Lab Hours. 3 Credit Hours.  
Offered At: MX  
Community Health Care Worker (CHW) 128  
Adult and Senior Health  

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.

Grade of C or better in English 101, CIS 120, AND 334HLTH 121.  
2 Lecture Hours. 2 Lab Hours. 3 Credit Hours.  
Offered At: MX  
Community Health Care Worker (CHW) 129  
Substance Abuse Issues  

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.

Grade of C or better in English 101, CIS 120, AND 334HLTH 121.  
2 Lecture Hours. 2 Lab Hours. 3 Credit Hours.  
Offered At: MX  
Community Health Care Worker (CHW) 130  
Mental Health Issues  

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.

Eligibility for English 101 based on prior coursework or CCCRTW, ACT, or SAT test scores, or Consent of Department Chairperson.  
3 Lecture Hours. 3 Credit Hours.  
Offered At: DA, MX  
Community Health Care Worker (CHW) 131  
Case Management Fundamentals  

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.

Grade of C or better in English 101, CIS 120, AND 334HLTH 121.  
2 Lecture Hours. 2 Lab Hours. 3 Credit Hours.  
Offered At: MX  
Community Health Care Worker (CHW) 132  
Field Experience  

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.

Eligibility for English 101 and enrollment in the CHW Certificate Program-program/plans 716, 717 -OR- 718.  
8 Lab Hours. 4 Credit Hours.  
Offered At: DA, MX