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Community Health Worker – Certificate

Training Program

Credential(s) Offered

Industry certification, IHE Certificate of Completion

Method of Delivery

Hybrid or blended

When offered

Daytime Hours, Evening Hours, Weekends, Other

Instructional Program (CIP)

Community Organization and Advocacy. 440201

Description

Community Health Worker – Certificate (La Paz)


 A. Program Objective: Graduates will demonstrate (1) basic knowledge of professional skills required for community health advocacy (Promotores) and (2) appropriate application of skills (3) competency in communication, critical thinking, ethical decision making, and a comprehensive skill base with a foundation of the sciences (4) fundamental concepts for working effectively in the health care environment.


Description: This program is designed to provide students with the essential skills to become a community health worker, also known as a Promotora/o. The curriculum focuses on integration of the physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects of the individual while providing the philosophical foundation and technical skills required. Students will learn to build individual and community capacity by increasing health knowledge and self-sufficiency through outreach, education, informal counseling, social support and advocacy. Students are prepared for frontline community health work serving as liaisons between health/social services and the community.


Competencies to be achieved:


CHW 106: Healthy Living (3 cr.): Elements that influence physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual wellness; explores the impact of the wellness model on health care for self and others; effects of energy dynamics on bodywork.


CHW 110: Community Health Worker Fundamentals 1 (4 cr.): Basic skills for community health worker that include community health concepts and a comprehensive understanding of advocacy program goals.


CHW 120: Preparation for Field Experience (3cr.): Skills necessary for participating in the field service work of the community health worker.


CHW 210: Community Health Worker Fundamentals 2 (3cr.): A continuation of necessary skills for community health workers that include community health concepts and a comprehensive understanding of advocacy program goals.


CHW 220: Field Experience (3 cr.): Field experience with assigned mentor to practice advocacy skills.


 CHW 230: Health Services (4 cr.): Students choose specific topics of interest and develop materials for presentation of healthcare and wellness information sessions.


B. Total Cost of Program (include all costs to student including testing, licensure):


In-state: $2554.00 (includes tuition, fees, textbooks, and supplies)


Out-of-state: $3494.00 (includes tuition, fees, textbooks, and supplies)


 


Tuition (effective summer 2024):



  • In-state tuition: $1940.00

  • Out-of-state Tuition: $2880.00


 


Additional Fees (effective summer 2024):



  • Estimated Books: $280.00

  • CHW 106: $25.00

  • CHW 120: $50.00

  • Technology Fee: $100.00 ($5 per credit hour)

  • Supplies (listed below): $159.00


 


C. Provide a list of all books required for the program (even if cost of books is included in tuition):


CHW-106 Health and Wellness w/Access 13th Edition (ISBN: 9781284144130) $105.00


CHW-110: Foundations F/Community Health Workers 2nd Edition (ISBN: 9781119060819) $85.00


CHW-220: Introduction to Community and Public Health (ISBN: 9781284202687) $90.00


D. Provide a list of all supplies required for the program (even if costs are included in tuition):


2 Sets of Scrubs: $80.00 (Estimated Costs)


CPR Course: $79.00


E. WIOA Contact for Enrollment Status /Credential Verification:


Name: Yaneli Pasillas-Miller 


Email: Yaneli.Pasillas@azwestern.edu 


Phone number: 928-314-9560 or 928-669-2214 


F. Direct Website link to the program: https://www.azwestern.edu/sites/default/files/documents/degrees-and-certificates/occupational-certificate/Community_Health_Worker.pdf


G. Additional information:


Background check requirements for licensing and background restrictions for working in the occupation: N/A


Other requirements: CPR Certification


H. Refund Policy (provide a summary if Refund policy is not listed on school website): https://www.azwestern.edu/paying-for-college


I. Credentials: (The following questions must be answered along with a supporting explanation for each)



  • Industry Recognized: (Developed and offered by, or endorsed by a nationally-recognized industry association or organization representing a sizeable portion of the industry sector)


Yes or No: Yes, Arizona Community Health Workers Association



  • Stackable: (Part of a sequence of credentials)


Yes or No: Yes


Career Pathway: AAS in Community Health Work, Bachelor of Science in Allied Health, Bachelor of Arts in Healthcare Administration



  • Portable: (Recognized in other geographical areas; by other educational institutions; or by other industries/companies)


 Yes or No (Explain): Yes, skills applicable nationwide



  • Accredited Curriculum: (This is referring to the course being accredited, not the test or school)


Yes or No: Yes


Link to Accrediting Website: HLC, https://www.hlcommission.org/


J. Credential Attainment Rate: Percentage of students in the last 24 months who obtained a postsecondary credential, or secondary school diploma or its recognized equivalent, during participation or within one year after exit from the training program. 100% (11/11 graduated in 2021)

Details

Program Length (Weeks)

32

Hours

20

Entrance Requirements

Course(s)

School

Arizona Western College - La Paz County

WIOA Approved Program

Yes

Curriculum Competency Based

Yes

Training Location(s)

1109 S Geronimo Ave, Parker, Arizona

Local WIB

11 - ARIZONA@WORK - Mohave and La Paz Counties

Name of Credential

Community Health Worker – Certificate

Type of financial aid offered or have access to

Refund Policy

Is the proposed curriculum currently certified by an accrediting agency or similar national standardization program?

Yes - www.hlcomission.org

Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for women?

No

Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for men?

No

Cost Items

Books (Estimated)

$280.00

In-State/District Tuition

$1,940.00

Other Fees

$179.00 CPR course $79.00; Technology Fees: $100.00 ($5 per credit hour)

Out-of-State/District Tuition

$2,880.00

Registration Fee

$75.00 CHW 106 and CHW 120 course fees

Supplies/Materials/Hand Tools (not included in tuition)

$80.00 2 Sets of Scrubs (Estimated Costs)

Total In-State Program Cost

$2,554.00

Total Out-of-State Program Cost

$3,494.00

Demand Occupation(s)

21-1094.00Community Health Workers
$17.00 per hour

Provider Status

Approved

Address

1109 S Geronimo Ave, Parker, Arizona 85344

Phone Number

(928) 669-2214

Web Address

http://www.azwestern.edu

Last Updated

Apr 10, 2024

Created

Dec 21, 2022

Renewal

Apr 04, 2024

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