Community Health Worker (CHW)

CHW 120 | Community Health Issues

Lecture Credit: 3

Introduces students to the multiple health issues for community health workers. Develops core competencies necessary to function as a Community Health Worker.

Prerequisite: High school diploma or GED
Corequisite: CHW 130 and CHW 297

CHW 130 | Community Health Resources

Lecture Credit: 3

Introduces students to the skills and resources necessary for community health work with clients in the community.

Prerequisite: High school diploma or GED
Corequisite: CHW 120 and CHW 297

CHW 136 | Psychological Impact of Chronic Disease

Lecture Credit: 1

Acquire knowledge regarding the psychosocial aspects of chronic disease. Differentiate between normal responses and problematic responses in order to identify resources, make appropriate referrals, and assist with patient decision-making.

CHW 137 | End of Life/Palliative Care

Lecture Credit: 0.5

Explore end-of-life concepts such as advance planning, legal considerations, end-of-life choices, and palliative care, including physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects. Learn to facilitate discussion regarding end-of-life choices, including hospice care.

CHW 138 | Patient Navigation

Lecture Credit: 3

Develop skills necessary to effectively communicate and build relationships with patients, locate health resources, solve problems, and manage information and records.

Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in CCR 092 or ENG 060, or equivalent Reading and Writing assessment scores

CHW 175 | Special Topics

Lecture Credit: 1-12

Provides students with a vehicle to pursue in depth exploration of special topics of interest.

Prerequisite: This course may require prerequisites or permission of instructor

CHW 297 | Community Health Worker Field Experience

Lecture Credit: 2

Provides students with the opportunity to apply Community Health Worker knowledge and to practice Community Health Worker skills in community settings.

Prerequisite: High school diploma or GED
Corequisite: CHW 120 and CHW 130