Community Health Worker (CHW) with CNA Option

Community health workers (CHWs) are frontline public health workers who have a close understanding of the community they serve. This trusting relationship enables them to serve as a liaison/link/intermediary between health/social services and the community to facilitate access to services and improve the quality and cultural competence of service delivery. In addition to becoming a CHW you will be trained as a CNA as well. A Certified nursing assistant (CNA) is a person who assists patients with healthcare needs and cares for a patient who is ill or recovering from a surgery or disease. These combined teachings will give you step up in the medical field.  

About Our Program

  • Caring Instructors that treat you like “you” matter
  • The course is 20 weeks long broken into two phases
  • The program comes at NO COST to you
  • Program start dates are every 10 weeks  
  • Internship Included
  • Work study Options
  • Tutoring available
  • NO SCHOOl LOANS to pay back
  • Experienced Instructors
  • Professional development
  • Resume building
  • Job placement assistance

What You Will Learn

  • Medical Terminology
  • Medical Documentation
  • Basic Computer skills
  • CPR
  • Health Education
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Health Legal Issues
  • Microsoft Office
  • Disease management
  • Communication Skills

Essential Duties

  • Create connections between vulnerable populations and the health care system
  • Care coordination and care transitions for clients
  • Assist clients with enrollment in programs and benefits for which they are eligible
  • Encourage cultural competence among health care professionals serving vulnerable populations
  • Advocate for vulnerable populations within the health care system and the community at large
  • Resource navigation and referrals


Additional Resources

Information Session Registration Form

Community Health Worker

Every Wednesday at 10 a.m.