Improve lives and make a difference for those at-risk with a career in community health.
The Community Health Worker Certificate Program provides educational instruction for Community Health Workers to serve as frontline outreach advocate and liaison service providers linking individuals and community to facilitate access to health and human services and improve the value and quality of cultural competence in human service care delivery.
Community Health Workers work in clinic and community based settings providing individual, familial and community outreach, health education, informal counseling, social support, direct care coordination, advocacy and case management for service and referrals that establish and promote individual and community self-sufficiency and health capacity.
The Community Health Certificate Program also incorporates education in the core competencies accredited by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health for state certification.
Human Services Pathway
For students interested in continuing their education, courses in this program count towards NSCC’s Human Services Practitioner Associate in Science degree.