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Community Health Worker (Certificate)

18 Credits  |   Main Campus

Serve as a health advocate and liaison in the community with a certificate in Community Health Worker

If you have a high school diploma and would like to work in an in-demand healthcare position, Trinity’s Community Health Worker Certificate might be right for you! 

This dynamic program is designed as an introduction to the concepts and skills that are needed for a career in public health, as well as exploring the health needs of various communities in today’s rapidly-changing healthcare landscape. Broaden your opportunities and diversify your resume with our comprehensive coursework. Earning this credential will help set you apart from other job seekers.

This program requires just 18 college credits to earn your certificate that will open doors to great health service jobs in the community. The program can be completed in 3 terms which is about one year.  Even better, those credits can be applied toward our Associate of Arts in Health Services or Bachelor of Arts in Health Services degree program when you choose to continue your academic journey. 

This certificate program provides the skills and knowledge to become a trusted frontline public health worker, addressing the disparities affecting quality of health service delivery.

Community health workers provide the link between community members and health and social services, serving as an advocate in addressing disparities. This certificate program will teach you the skills to be responsive to the neighborhoods you serve, establish relationships in your community, and advocate for equitable access to health and social services that impact your community members’ quality of life. Students will facilitate community health capacity by building members’ health knowledge and self-sufficiency through a wide range of activities.

What You’ll Learn

  • Establish rapport with community members and health care providers
  • Act as a liaison between the community and health and social services
  • Increase the care coordination between community members/patients and health care providers
  • Advocate for and improve community member/patient health outcomes
  • Address various social determinants of health in the community

Clinical Partners

  • MedStar Health
  • National Rehabilitation Hospital
  • Children’s National Hospital
  • Sibley Hospital (Johns Hopkins)
  • Doctor’s Hospital
  • DC Public and Charter Schools
  • PG County Public School
  • Montgomery County Public Schools
  • Alexandria County Public Schools
  • Howard County Public Schools
  • Anne Arundel County Public Schools
  • PACE Center
  • Community of Hope
  • Catholic Charities
  • DC Special Olympics
  • Mosaic/Sheppard Pratt
  • CASA de Maryland

Global Careers

  • Wellness Coordinator
  • Health Coach/Educator
  • Patient Navigator
  • Family Advocate
  • Public Health Aide

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Associate’s Degree
Health Services

Bachelor’s Degree
Health Services

Master’s Degree
Public Health

Applying to the Community Health Worker (Certificate) Program

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