Dec 06, 2022  
Fall 2022 - Summer 2023 Academic Catalog 
Fall 2022 - Summer 2023 Academic Catalog

Community Health & Case Management Certificate

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School: Health Careers, Technology and Applied Learning
Academic Dept: Allied Health Careers
HEGIS: 5201.00

Important Note about Program Requirements

The requirements listed below are for students entering into this program from Fall 2022 to Summer 2023. Students who entered the program during a prior semester will find their specific requirements listed in the Catalog under which they entered. Archived Catalogs are accessible through the dropdown menu above.

Program Description

The Community Health and Case Management Certificate prepares students to work on the frontline in the fields of public health, health care and human services. Coursework is focused on the theoretical knowledge, ethical practices and core competencies needed to assist individuals and families in need of medical, mental health and social services. Students will learn how to work with their clients in creating service plans, identifying resources, and developing strategies for the implementation of services. The certificate includes courses and fieldwork where students learn to apply their knowledge and skills in real work environments. Employment opportunities are available in numerous health and human service settings including hospitals, community health centers, mental health centers and substance abuse centers.

Those who complete their certificate and decide to continue their studies may transfer their completed course credits into the Health Studies A.S. , Human Services A.S. , or Human Services A.A.S.  

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, a student will:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the theoretical knowledge base required for employment as a community health worker or case manager.
  2. Apply ethical practices in the workplace.
  3. Solve problems by selecting and applying information resources, logical thought processes and problem- solving methodologies.
  4. Demonstrate cultural self-awareness and apply appropriate strategies in working with culturally diverse populations.
  5. Practice advocacy skills in the following domains: health care access, health care system navigation and care coordination.


Program Map

The academic map below presents the recommended plan of study and will guide you through your program in a timely manner. Click the course abbreviations for full course descriptions. A course may be critical because it is a pre-requisite, requires a minimum grade, or because it is only offered once a year. Missing a critical course may push back your graduation date. Meet with an Academic Counselor or Faculty Advisor to ensure you are on track to complete your program.

Critical Courses should be taken in the order shown to stay on track and graduate on time.


 Semester 1

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Critical Course Pre-reqs or Co-reqs Credits Notes
ENG 101   3  
HSERV 200   3  
HCTAL 103     3  
HCTAL 102  or HSERV 101     3  
PE 116    1  
Semester Total Credits     13  

Semester 2

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Critical Course Pre-reqs or Co-reqs Credits Notes
HSERV 264     3  
HCTAL 104    3  
NUTR 118  or HSERV 102    3  
HCTAL 105     3  
AC 101  or NUTR 109    3  
Semester Total Credits     15  

Minimum Total Credits: 28

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