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Sinclair College

Community Health Worker AHCN.S.STC

Short-term Technical Certificate - 25 - 26 Credit Hours

Division: Health Sciences
Department: Allied Health
Effective as of Fall 2021

What is the program about?

The Community Health Worker program curriculum is designed to prepare the student for employment as community health workers, patient navigators, and health insurance navigators. The aim of this certificate is to provide individuals with the expertise and experience in assisting individuals and communities to navigate the U.S. community health, health care and health insurance systems. The certificate offers a combination of classroom, lab and practical training that will help the student succeed in their future career. A portion of this program will involve 210 hours of non-paid practice at various facilities. A State and Federal Background check will be required prior to starting the clinical practice. The program is Ohio Board of Nursing (OBN) approved and those who complete the program may become registered through OBN.

Program Outcomes

  • Demonstrate professionalism including knowledge of cultural competence, self-care and communication skills.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of scope of practice of a Community Health Worker.
  • Demonstrate skills in documentation of service provision.
  • Demonstrate knowledge with regards to healthcare across the life span.
  • Demonstrate skills in assessing patient needs and identifying appropriate resources to meet those needs.

Career Opportunities

Community Health Workers will be educated to obtain the expertise and experience in assisting individuals and communities to navigate the U.S. community health, health care, and health insurance systems, as well as to improve the equality and cultural competence of service delivery and accomplish personal prevention and health care goals.


Course Title Credits
ALH 1101 Introduction to Healthcare Delivery 2
ALH 1102 (Basic Healthcare Practices & Medical Scribe) OR ALH 1120 (Nurse Aide Training) 3 - 4
ALH 1250 Health Science Practicum 3
BIO 1107 (Human Biology) OR BIO 1121 (Human Anatomy & Physiology I) 3
COM 2206 Interpersonal Communication 3
ENG 1101 English Composition I 3
HIM 1101 Medical Terminology 2
PSY 1100 General Psychology 3
PSY 2200 Lifespan Human Development 3
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Program Accreditation Information

The program is approved through the Ohio Board of Nursing.

This information is for planning purposes only. Sinclair College will make every effort to offer curriculum listed above but reserves the right to change, add and cancel curriculum offerings for unforeseen circumstances.