Community Healthcare Worker

Are you interested in a medical career that doesn’t follow a traditional route? Take note!

Beginning in Fall 2018, Lake Area Tech will offer an exciting new Community Healthcare Worker program.  After completing the program, graduates will be equipped with the necessary skills to be employed in medical positions such as a community health adviser, social and human services assistant/specialist, community health advocate; eldercare advocate; weight loss advocate/coach; diabetes coach; addictions counselor assistant; and casework specialist.

Community healthcare workers are often responsible for the health of community members who may not be cared for by traditional medical institutions including culturally diverse populations and underserved community members. Community healthcare workers often provide some basic direct services as well, such as first aid and some health screenings.

Students enrolled in the new program will have three options: earn a certificate after completing six months, earn a diploma after one year, or earn an Associate of Applied Science degree after completing the entire 18-month program. During the coursework, students can expect to receive instruction in health care, basic nutrition, pharmacology, nursing, autism, mental health, psychology, sociology, behavioral analysis, communication, intervention, counseling and community services, and developmental services, such as literacy and life skills training.

Please note: This program has recently been approved. Content and link information may be updated.

Contact us today if you’re interested in learning more about this rewarding field!