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HC-Health Care

Career and Technical Courses

HC100 (6 credits)
Community Health Worker

Approved by the Oregon Health Authority, this course prepares students to be certified as community health workers in Oregon. Provides training in front-line public health care with an understanding and connection to the communities they serve. Also provides training in facilitating patient access to health and social services and to improve the quality and cultural competence of service delivery. Trains students to provide culturally appropriate health education and information, assist people in receiving the care they need, give informal counseling and guidance on health behaviors, advocate for individuals and community health needs, and provide some direct services such as first aid and blood pressure screening. Prerequisites: RD90 and WR90, or WR91 (WR91 substitutes for both RD90 and WR90), or designated placement scores.