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Community Health Worker

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

Lake Area Tech offers an opportunity for just that in our online Community Health Worker certificate 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, addictions counselor assistant, and casework specialist.

A Community Health Worker is a frontline public health worker who is a trusted member of and/or has an unusually close understanding of the community served. This trusting relationship enables the worker to serve as a liaison/link/intermediary between health/social services and the community to facilitate access to services and improve the quality and cultural competence of service delivery.

Students may enroll in the online full-time program. See course outline below.

Criminal background checks are performed on all students before on-the-job training rotations begin at the student’s expense.

For the most up-to-date information, please email Kelly Heesch, CHW program instructor, at kelly.heesch@lakeareatech.edu.