The Community Health Certificate of Completion prepares students to work in the fields of public health, health care, and community-based organizations. Jobs in the public health field include community health worker, wellness coach, sustainable practices/advocacy, peer-centered support specialist, outreach case manager, and community health advocate. Graduates work to reduce unequal rates of illness and death between different communities, promote wellness, and advocate for health equity. All course work can be applied to the Public Health Associates of Art Degree of Transfer. Courses cover foundations of public health, sustainable development, motivational interviewing, and health promotion strategies.
program learning outcomes
Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge of available community resources to support a person’s health goals.
- Explain the importance of understanding complex practices, values, beliefs and culturally and historically defined differences within the context of community health.
- Demonstrate entry-level proficiency in Oregon Health Authority Traditional Health Worker core competencies.
- Explain the relationship between human behavior and health.
|Course ||Title ||Credits |
|HHP 100||Introduction to Public Health||4|
|HHP 110||Public Health Professions||1|
|HHP 228||Health and Social Justice||4|
|or HHP 248|| Health Psychology|
|HHP 267||Wellness Coaching Fundamentals||3|
|HHP 281||Practicum-Health Promotion/Public Health||1|
|HHP 282||Foundations of Community Health Worker||6|
|HHP 284||Community Health Promotion Planning ||3|
|HHP 295||Health and Fitness||3|
|Introduction to Sustainability|
|Peer Support Specialist Training|
|Introduction to the Health Care System|
|Sustainable Food and Nutrition|
|Introduction to Alternative Medicine|
| Composition I|
|Math in Society (or any course within Related Instruction Computation)|
| Small Group Communication|
| Introduction to Intercultural Communication|
| Social Psychology|
Students must have a 2.0 cumulative GPA to earn a COCC certificate or degree.