RCTC’s Community Health Worker program is designed to prepare students for careers as liaisons between clients and health and social services. Upon completion of the program, students will be able to help improve 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. The Community Health Worker Certificate can also offer students a pathway to advance their academic careers in other health- and social services-related fields such as community health, nursing, medical assistant, social work, and more.
Students will develop critical thinking skills as a framework for solving problems and making decisions.
- Understand how ethics influence client care
- Know how to gather and record appropriate client and community information
- Know the basic information of the most common diseases found in client populations