Community Health Worker (HEA3120) provides individuals the knowledge, tools, and resources to work in a variety of heath care settings under the supervision of licensed health professionals. Community Health Workers will also support community individuals to improve their personal health through churches and community groups.
Instructional topics include: leadership and coaching, case management, emotional literacy, communication and confidentiality, servant leadership, clinical signs and symptoms of chronic disease, risk factors and disease complications, vital signs and clinical skills proficiency, nutrition and cardiovascular disease, oral health and tobacco use, foot care, DASH diet, food safety, nutrition and cancer, community outreach, computer skills, physical activity and stress, community engagement and community health assessment processes.
Students interested in Community Health Worker should have a general interest in community health and improving chronic disease in our region. Courses may be offered on Rocky Mount or Tarboro campuses.
Written documentation of high school diploma, official transcript, or equivalency is required.
Each year the last Thursday in January, at 3 p.m., a Health Occupations ceremony is held for continuing education students in the Keihin Auditorium. Light refreshments are available immediately following in the atrium. Please note this is when students will receive recognition certificates for programs completed in the previous year.
All Health Occupation students should plan to take the CRC/Work Keys Assessment prior to completion of a course. It should only be taken once. A copy of the schedule will be posted in classrooms. This is a valuable work credential offered by the college and is beneficial when seeking employment. For additional information contact Sylvia Grant at firstname.lastname@example.org.