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Community Health Worker

Certificate Program - 10 Credits

Start your in-demand career in healthcare as a Community Health Worker in as little as one semester at Southeast Technical College. Our certificate program prepares graduates to provide critical and needed services in their communities, acting as a link between health and social service providers and the public.

Community Health Workers are frontline public health workers that build individual and community capacity by increasing health knowledge and self-sufficiency through a range of activities such as outreach, community education, informal counseling, social support and advocacy.

8-Week Courses Available

The Community Health Worker Certificate is available in an 8-week or a 16-week format. Please see the catalog for more details!

Explore Classes

The required coursework for the Community Health Worker certificate is offered online, with the exception of the internship experience that must be completed in-person. 

Community Health Worker (Online), Certificate
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Application Process

  • Complete the Southeast Tech application.
  • Select "Non-Degree Seeking" when asked "What kind of student are you?"
  • Once the application is submitted, an Admissions Representative will be in contact.
  • Pay $75 registration fee.
  • Then, STC will complete the registration request and send you an official schedule.


Costs for this program are calculated based on a charge of $255 per credit hour, plus applicable fees. Federal Financial Aid is not available for this certificate.

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Additional Program Requirements

Background Check and Drug Screen

Completion of a background check and drug screen are required before program classes start.

Background Check   Drug Screen 

Community Health Worker students already working in their role, and their employers, may not feel it is necessary to take the Non-DOT 5 panel drug test. To remove liability for STC, the direct supervisor of the student can approve the individual to opt out of testing by completing the liability release form.

Drug Screen Liability Release


This program requires additional immunizations. Please see additional details.


Scrubs or an employer-specified uniform are required for the internship component of this certificate.

Technology Requirements

Southeast Technical College's Community Health Worker certificate is a Bring Your Own Laptop (BYOL) program. You may purchase a laptop on your own or from the Southeast Tech Support Center.