CHW Program at West Sacramento

This program is ongoing and is offered over 3 semesters.

Students may begin taking the classes at any time. All classes must be successfully completed to receive the CHW certificate.

Contact Information

Sue Hussey

Coordinator Pre-Allied Health Programs

Fall Semester 1

SOC 375Introduction to Community Development3
AH 110Medical Language3
AH 101Introduction to Community Health Worker1.5
AH 106Communication for Allied Health Careers2
AH 301Healthcare in a Multicultural Society3
Total Units12.5

Spring Semester 2

SOC 382Introduction to Casework in Social Services3
SOC 335Sociology of Aging or other see elective courses3
AH 121Social Determinants of Health2
AH 103US Healthcare Systems & Third Party Payers2
CPR Certification**Obtain on your own before internship begins
Total Units10

CHW Electives  — Only 1 required

ECE 312Child Development
SOC 314 or ECE 314The child, the family, the community
ECE 402Infants and Atypical Development
ECE 415Children’s Health
ETHNS 300Intro to Ethnic Studies
SOC 301Social Problems
SOC 335Sociology of Aging
SOC 344Sociology of Woman’s Health

Summer Semester 3

AH 105Community Health Resources2
SOC 385Practicum in Sociology (Internship)2
Total Units4