The Community Health Worker Certificate Program at Kettering College prepares individuals to become certified Community Health Workers (C-CHW) in the state of Ohio. The curriculum consists of a minimum of 100 hours of didactic and 130 hours of clinical practicum and laboratory in accordance with Ohio Administrative Code Rule 4723-26-12. This program is funded by a grant from The Health Resources and Services Administration, an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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Students must complete 130 hours of a community-based practicum as required by the Ohio Board of Nursing for state certification. Kettering College assists students to identify and complete the required community-based practicum with local hospitals, healthcare providers, and nonprofit organizations. Students may not miss more than 5 days of class to be eligible for certification from the Ohio Board of Nursing.

  • Curriculum

    • CHWP 100 - Community Health Worker Concepts

      Transitions the student to the role of the Community Health Worker and assists with obtaining certification in the State of Ohio. Emphasis is placed on promotion of client health and well-being of diverse populations across the lifespan. Students apply knowledge related to basic health principles, anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, administrative skills, care coordination, professional and therapeutic communication, documentation, community advocacy, client advocacy, community assessment, and data collection. Students will participate in required practicum hours within community settings similar to the settings in which community health workers practice.

      100hrs of didactic; 130hrs of practicum

      Prerequisites: None
      Location: Victor J Cassano Health Center – 165 S Edwin C Moses Blvd, Dayton, OH 45402
      Days & Times: M, T, W, 1730-2030

      15 weeks


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