Community Health Worker

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BECOME A COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKER


Your community health career is calling! A community health worker is a trusted member of the community serving as a frontline public health worker. Our 100% online Community Health Worker Certificate is designed to address diverse healthcare issues, particularly those concerning the role of community health in the care of those in need. With an emphasis on behavioral health issues, this certificate will prepare you to support individuals in crisis and recovery, and become a knowledgeable and compassionate healthcare professional.

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$48,140

2020 Median Pay1

100%

Online

3

Start Dates Per Year: Fall, Spring, & Summer

1

Course to Earn Certificate

17%

Projected Job Growth from 2019 - 20291

OUR BODY OF WORK

COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKER

The time is now! Make a difference in your community! Our Community Health Worker certificate program is designed for working professionals employed across a broad spectrum of jobs and professions. It is a 10-week course, offered 100% online. The program is uniquely designed to respond to the increasing demand for healthcare professionals to identify and support the nation’s growing health challenges. Through the course's behavioral and mental health emphasis, you will be trained in crisis prevention and intervention and gain a broader understanding of the ethnic and racial disparities that lead to chronic disease, mental illness, and social determinants of health. 

Accreditation

ACCREDITED BY THE HIGHER LEARNING COMMISSION (HLC)

 Mercy College of Health Sciences is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
 

STATE AUTHORIZATION RECIPROCITY AGREEMENT

 Mercy College of Health Sciences is recognized by the State of Iowa as a participant in the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).
STUDENTS

The things that I have learned will not only help in my career going forward, but it's helped change the way I view the world and those around me. 

CHW Certificate Candidate
 

This class has been an incredible journey. It has been a truly wonderful experience to interact with others and gain a new perspective and understanding of different ideologies. 

CHW Certificate Candidate
Tuition

The Community Health Worker Certificate is $1,100 for the entire program. This does not include textbooks, but does give you access to our robust student support services to ensure your success. We specialize in a no-surprise approach to tuition so you can plan accordingly! 

Faculty

Our Community Health instructors are experienced healthcare professionals in a variety of care settings and have supported communities across the country. As a student, you will receive an exceptional level of personalized instruction from experienced educators dedicated to your success.

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STEP ONE: VERIFY QUALIFICATIONS
The Community Health Worker Certificate has the following minimum qualifications to enroll in the program. Applicants must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age 
  • Be willing to certify high school completion or equivalent 
  • Demonstrate English proficiency
  • Have a working laptop or desktop computer less than 7 years old
    NOTE: Tablets and Chromebooks will not work 
  • Be willing to commit 6 hours a week toward class time. 

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Mercy College of Health Sciences offers three convenient start dates a year for the Community Health Worker Certificate. View our full academic calendar.

Fall: August
Spring: January
Summer: April

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1Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Health Education Specialists and Community Health Workers.

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Apply. Graduate. Save lives. Next step before transforming into a life-saving hero: complete the form below. Your Enrollment Coach is waiting to answer any questions you may have.

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