Community Health Worker with Mental Health First Aid Certification

Community Health Workers (CHWs) have an important role in improving the healthcare system. CHWs help community members gain access to care and increase their knowledge to improve their health outcomes. In this program, you will learn how to provide culturally appropriate health education and outreach and advocate for your clients. You will also complete the Mental Health First Aid certification.

NOTE: Background checks are required for most allied health positions. Students with felony convictions may have difficulty obtaining employment in these fields. 


  • Introduction to the World of a CHW
  • Communication & Health Literacy
  • Use of Public Health Concepts & Application
  • Coaching for Chronic Health Conditions
  • Outreach & Advocacy
  • Care Coordination and System Navigation
  • Documentation, Reporting, and Outcome Management
  • Legal, Ethical and Professional Conduct
  • Path from Training to Career


  • High school diploma or GED
  • Basic Computer skills
  • Pass assessment test for math and reading. Call our Customer Service Center at (860) 906-5130 to schedule testing. Individuals with college experience may request the assessment tests be waived.


Course Code: HMED G5382

Date: 4/16/19 to 7/3/19 (No class 5/23)

Day/Time: Tue/Wed/Thurs, 6pm to 9pm

Room: 301

Cost: 1,399.00