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Community Healthworker


The certificate prepares individuals to coordinate resources, provide social support and informal counseling, advocate for individuals and community health needs, and provide basic services such as first aid and blood pressure screening.

Subject to change without notification.


The student must apply for general college admission to Otero College. Applying to Otero is free and can be completed online at:

In addition the student is required to

1. Be a graduate of an accredited high school or equivalent.

2. Complete a background check and drug screen:

a. Practicum facilities require students to complete a drug screen prior to participating in field experience. This will be arranged through the college. Please plan to follow the procedures promptly when notified.

b. Students are required to take and pass the background check available at this web site address:

Note: The cost of the background check and drug screen is the responsibility of the students and is in addition to the cost of tuition and fees.


Community Health Worker Certificate


Program Requirements


  • PBH 100
  • PBH 101
  • PBH 102
  • ENG 121
  • PBH 180

  • Intro to Health Navigation
  • Health Navigation Principles & Practices I
  • Health Navigation Principles & Practices II
  • English Composition I GT-CO1
  • Internship I
    ( 3 credits = 135 contact hours: 120 hours field work + 15 hours seminar) *See HN Student Manual for current internship requirements including criminal background check, drug screen, CPR Certifications etc.)
CHW Certificate:  
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3

15 Credits


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