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Community Health Worker Overview


Community Health Worker

Career/Program Overview

RCTC’s Community Health Worker program is designed to prepare students for careers as liaisons between clients and health care and social services.  Upon completion of the program you will be able to help improve the access to services, improve the quality and cultural competence of care, create an effective system of chronic disease management, and increase the health knowledge and self sufficiency of underserved populations.

Curriculum-at-a-Glance

  • You will develop critical thinking as a framework for solving problems and making decisions.
  • You will gain an understanding of how ethics influence client care.
  • You will learn how to gather and record appropriate client and community information.
  • You will acquire knowledge of basic concepts of the most common diseases found in client populations.

Program/Degree Options

RCTC’s Community Health Worker program is a 16 - 17 credit certificate program designed to be completed in one semester.

Program Start Date(s)

The Community Health Worker program is offered in a cohort model contact Business and Workforce Education, www.rctc.edu/workforce, for program dates.

Students must attend full-time to complete the program in one semester.

Career Opportunities/Information

The demand for community health workers is likely to increase as the population grows and ages. More trained workers will be needed at residential care facilities to help the elderly make appointments, coordinate referrals and follow medication instructions. Workers will also be needed at community-based and independent-living sites to assist the homeless, the mentally and physically disabled and those in substance abuse programs.

Gainful Employment Programs

Gainful employment programs are those “that prepare students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation.”

RCTC gainful employment information for Community Health Worker: http://www.mnscu.edu/admissions/ge/rochester/002373-51.1504/gedt-002373-51.1504.htm

Accreditations/Articulations

Rochester Community and Technical College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

For additional information on the most current list of RCTC program articulations see us at: http://www.rctc.edu/catalog/articulations

Additional Information

Program Website: http://www.rctc.edu/workforce
Program Plan: http://www.rctc.edu/catalog/programs
More Information: http://www.rctc.edu/contact

Last Updated: November 5, 2014

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