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Submitter's Information


Jonathan Polidano


CTE Liaison


Inland Empire/Desert


Chaffey College

CTE Dean

CTE Dean's Name

Yolanda Friday

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Program Details

Program Title

Community Health Worker Certificate of Achievement

Submission Type

New Program

TOPs Code

Health Occupations, General (120100)

Projected Start Date


Catalog Description

Community Health Workers (CHWs) are frontline health workers who are trusted members of their community. The Community Health Worker (CHW) program trains students to work in the field of public health, healthcare, and social services. CHWs provide a wide-range of community services including: care coordination, screening, contact tracing, and other care support activities. CHWs may also provide, health education, informal counseling, social support, outreach, and advocacy. CHWs work to address the social determinants of health, and promote health equity and social justice within the community they serve.

Enrollment Completer Projections

Completer projections are estimated at 80 students annually. Since this is the first program of it's kind in the region, estimates are based on regional need and statewide trends across other programs in California. 

Program Proposal Attributes

Program Award Type(s) (Check all that apply)
  • Certificate of Achievement: 8 to fewer than 16 semester (or 12 to fewer than 24 quarter) units (B)
Program Goal

Student will be entering and in-demand field working closely with community-based organizations, healthcare organizations, and individuals. LMI data projects significant growth in this field over the next several years, and we anticipate that students will find a healthy job market following certificate completion. 

Course Units and Hours

Total Certificate Units (Minimum and Maximum)

Min: 12, Max: 12

Units for Degree Major or Area of Emphasis (Minimum and Maximum)


Total Units for Degree (Minimum and Maximum)


Course Report

Program Requirements Narrative

There are four core classes required to attain the Community Health Worker Certificate of Achievement. Those three courses are PH 10, PH 20, PH 401, PH 402. Each of these classes is three units. They are designed to be taken concurrently during one semester. 

Program Requirements
Course NumberCourse DescriptionCourse UnitsSemester
PH 10Personal Health and Wellness
PH 20Introduction to Public Health
PH 401Community Health Worker Principles I
PH 402Community Health Worker Principles II

Supporting Documents

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Inland/Empire Desert Regional Questions

Submission Details

Published at

01/26/21 - 10:26 AM



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Diann Thursby Super User   ·  02/08/21

Received regional recommendation at 2-8-2021 IEDRC Deans Meeting.