The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Integrated Public Health: Community Health Worker program is designed to prepare individuals for entry-level employment as health navigators or community health workers. It is designed to prepare students for employment in a variety of health industries, including public health, clinics, hospitals, insurance companies, and a variety of non-profit agencies that serve the community. Students will be exposed to how to identify appropriate health resources and services for clients and to communicate with diverse populations. In addition, students will study in depth a variety of insurance coverage and government programs to help their clients optimize the benefits and resources available to them. Students will specialize in either health navigation or health care coordination to address specific community and career needs.
Students must earn a grade of C or better in each course in the program.
This pathway map will help you gain the expertise needed to:
- Describe the dynamics of individual, community, and organizational health infrastructures.
- Discuss local, regional, national, and global population health and health disparities.
- Explain identified key issues facing community public health professionals.
- Communicate effectively with the health care team, diverse client populations, and their families.
- Assess the social, cultural, and behavioral factors in health.
- Incorporate evidence-based health care practices into the assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of health education interventions and public health programs.
- Exhibit behaviors and conduct that reflect safe, legal, and ethical practice.
- Provide information and refer clients based on the identified barriers and needs to appropriate resources and services available to the client.
- Describe the role of prevention and community collaborations in promoting healthy.
- Implement strategies to improve health outcomes for an individual and/or community.
- Use effective care coordination and transition management methods in acute care and ambulatory care in community settings.
- Facilitate client-centered care that is compassionate, appropriate, and effective for the promotion of health.
Successful completion of this certificate may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Arizona-based annual median wages* for this program. Education requirements vary for the occupations listed below, so you may need further education or degrees in order to qualify for some of these jobs and earn the related salaries. Please visit with an academic advisor and/or program director for additional information.
Community Health Workers
Health Education Specialists
Formal application and acceptance into the program.
Arizona Department of Public Safety Level one fingerprint clearance card required.
Students must undergo a background check, drug screening, health, and immunization requirements.
The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:
- Students should meet with an academic advisor to develop an individual education plan that meets their academic and career goals. Use the Pathway Planner tool in your Student Center to manage your plan.
- The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
- Initial course placement is determined by current district placement measures and/or completion of 100-200 level course and/or program requirements.
- Degree and transfer seeking students may be required to successfully complete a MCCCD First Year Experience Course (FYE) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. Courses include AAA/CPD150, AAA/CPD150AC, CPD104, and AAA115/CPD115. Course offerings will vary by college. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.
Part-time status is 11 credit hours or less.
|IPH101||Introduction to Public Health||Critical course Gateway course||3|
|IPH105||Introduction to Patient Navigation||3|
|COM270||Health Communication||Prerequisites: ENG101, or ENG107, or permission of Department or Division.||3|
|IPH205 or |
|Chronic Disease Management or Introduction to Mobile Integrated Health Care||Specialization course||2–3|
|HCC146 or |
|Intermediate Medical Terminology or Health Care Spanish I||2–3|
|IPH275||Patient Navigator Practicum||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in [COM270, FON241, (HCR230 or HES210), HTM150, IPH101, IPH105, and IPH201] or permission of Instructor.|| Must be taken in the last semester and have permission of the instructor. |
Student must have a level one fingerprint clearance and have completed background check.
Gateway Course = Generally the first major-specific course in a pathway.
Critical Course = A course that is highly predictive of future success in a pathway.
Students must earn a grade of C or better for all courses required within the program.
Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.
View MCCCD’s curriculum website for the Certificate of Completion in Integrated Public Health: Community Health Work (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm?id=159664).
At Maricopa, we strive to provide you with accurate and current information about our degree and certificate offerings. Due to the dynamic nature of the curriculum process, course and program information is subject to change. As a result, the course list associated with this degree or certificate on this site does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If you are interested in pursuing this degree or certificate, we encourage you to meet with an advisor to discuss the requirements at your college for the appropriate catalog year.
The pathway map presented above is for the current catalog year and is the intended pathway map for new students. Other versions of this pathway map from different catalog years are available below:
|Catalog Year||Effective Dates|
|2021-2022||5/25/2021 – 5/23/2022|