Community Health Worker | Mercy College

Community Health Worker

Program Information

The Community Health Worker Certificate program seeks to prepare students to work as part of the healthcare team to provide services as part of the “patient-
centered medical home ” (PCMH). The program includes didactic, laboratory, and clinical components. The certificate program in Community Health Worker is established as a two (2) semester program of study. Classes are conveniently offered in a 2 day per week format in the first semester to accommodate the busy adult who often has work and other commitments to balance. The directed clinical practice, which occurs in the second semester, may take place during a variety of days and times, including evenings and weekends. In addition, there are courses that are currently being offered online or slated for online development in the near future. The program is 17 credit hours spanning two semesters.

Program Learning Outcomes

The certificate completer will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate basic knowledge of healthcare and health education across the lifespan in a community health setting.
  2. Utilize interpersonal skills and community resources to effectively advocate for individuals and communities which they serve.
  3. Demonstrate competence in service skills and responsibilities in a professional manner.
  4. Articulate effective communication skills.
  5. Relate the importance of continuous learning, professional development and Christian values.

Program Outcomes Data (PDF)