Community Health Worker Program

Launch your career in healthcare!

Scottsdale Community College’s Community Health Worker Certificate program aims to help students succeed in a role in a community-based healthcare system. Whether you are brand new to healthcare or are already working in the field, the program can help you build a strong foundation in public health and grow your capacity to serve as a community health worker.

Would you benefit from $1,000 to support your Health Care education?

SCC is excited to announce the extension of the Mercy C.A.R.E.S. Scholarship Program for interested Community Health Worker students!

View the scholarship flyer for application instructions and details.

Program Details

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Prepare for a role in:

  • Public health organizations
  • Ambulatory clinics
  • Hospitals
  • Insurance companies
  • Non-profit organizations
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Did You Know?

Job opportunities for community health workers in Arizona are projected to increase by 23% over the next decade, according to O*NET!

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Program benefits include:

  • Practical experience: Gain valuable real-world experience through an internship practicum.
  • Networking: Join a cohort of like-minded students and network with industry professionals.
  • Flexibility: Be prepared to enter the workforce or transfer into a two- or four-year degree.

Courses begin August 22, 2022

Healthful Living (HES100)

Hybrid or On Your Time Online; 3 credits

Introduction to Patient Navigation (IPH105)

Live Online Instruction; 3 credits

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Get started today!

Step 1Apply for admission to Scottsdale Community College

Step 2: Fill out and return the CHW Program Application according to form instructions.

Step 3 (Optional): For more information, fill out this online form or contact Pooja Paode, Program Director: pooja.paode@scottsdalecc.edu.

Step 4: Once accepted into the program, register for classes through your Student Center.