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, SAT, GED, or HiSET 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, SAT, GED, or HiSET test scores, or Consent of Department Chairperson.  
3 Lecture hours. 3 Credit Hours.  
Offered At: MX  
Community Health Care Worker (CHW) 120  
Community and Public Health  

This course is designed to introduce students to public health and community health as it relates across different communities and health concerns. Students will learn the history of public health and how to navigate the systems and organizations involved. Topics covered include the distribution of health outcomes with a particular emphasis on health inequities, outbreak investigation, the impact of history, and social determinants of health. Writing Assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.

Eligibility for ENGLISH 96 or Higher and enrollment in the CHW certificate program  
3 Lecture hours. 3 Credit Hours.  
Offered At: DA, MX  
Community Health Care Worker (CHW) 121  
Introduction to Community Health Work  

This course introduces students to the profession of community health work and its role in public health and the healthcare system. Students will learn and practice the core skills and competencies of community health workers. They will gain an understanding of their role, their scope of practice, and the types of services they provide, including how they interact with other health personnel and resources. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.

Eligibility for ENGLISH 96 or Higher and enrollment in the CHW certificate program  
3 Lecture hours. 3 Credit Hours.  
Offered At: DA, MX  
Community Health Care Worker (CHW) 125  
Nutrition, Movement, and Health Basics  

This course will provide students with the information necessary to promote healthy lifestyle modifications and health promotion. Students will gain knowledge about identifying the relationship between nutrition, physical activity, and disease. They will learn approaches to treating disease through diet modification, and inclusion of physical activity to divert the development or progression of disease. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.

Eligibility for ENGLISH 96 or Higher and enrollment in the CHW certificate program  
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 CHW 121.  
4 Laboratory hours. 2 Lecture 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 CHW 121.  
2 Laboratory hours. 2 Lecture 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 CHW 121.  
2 Laboratory hours. 2 Lecture 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 CHW 121.  
2 Laboratory hours. 2 Lecture hours. 3 Credit Hours.  
Offered At: MX  
Community Health Care Worker (CHW) 130  
Mental Health Care  

This course will provide an overview of mental health care on the community and individual level. Students will cover mental health illnesses, mental health care of various populations, and the social determinants they face. They will learn about the more prevalent mental health illnesses in the U.S. and how to support individuals who are experiencing them. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.

Eligibility for ENGLISH 96 or Higher and enrollment in the CHW certificate program  
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 CHW 121.  
2 Laboratory hours. 2 Lecture hours. 3 Credit Hours.  
Offered At: MX  
Community Health Care Worker (CHW) 132  
Field Experience  

This course provides students the opportunity to practice and apply their community health worker core skills and competencies in the field. Students will receive ongoing mentorship and feedback throughout their fieldwork. This allows students to gain real life, hands-on experience while integrating themselves into the workforce. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.

Eligibility for ENGLISH 96 or Higher and enrollment in the CHW certificate program  
8 Laboratory hours. 4 Credit Hours.  
Offered At: DA, MX  

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