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Health Occupations
Beverly Gaitan (Sr. Office Coord.)
Phone: 408.855.5374

COMMUNITY HEALTH (COMHL)
DIVISION: Applied Science
DEPARTMENT: Health Occupations
DEAN: Danny Nguyen
DIVISION CHAIR: Janice Morgan
DEPT CHAIR: Ann Cowels
DEPT PHONE: 408-855-5377
Program Description and Student Learning Outcomes
The focus of the Community Health Program is to prepare people to work in community
and residential care agencies. Prospective students should make an appointment
with the program counselor to clarify career goals and establish an educational plan.

Student Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of courses in Community Health students will:
1. Identify current community health care issues and community agencies and
resources available for issues facing consumers today.
2. Demonstrate the ability to effectively advocate for environmental safety issues
while working with clients of diverse ages, cultural backgrounds, intellectual and
emotional abilities.
Students will be assessed through examinations, quizzes, research project, and
discussion.
Community Health Worker – A.S.
Degree and Certificate of Achievement
The Community Health Worker is a member of the health care team who acts as
a bridge between health care facilities and the people requiring health services.
Duties include sharing information with community groups and clients so that they
may utilize a variety of health care services; teaching preventive health measures;
and using clinical skills and knowledge to interpret and extend health services to
groups in need of care.
Only courses completed with a grade of C or better may be used to satisfy
requirements for a certificate.
Core Curriculum Courses (Required) Units
AH 012 ……………Emergency and Disaster Preparation ……………….0.5
cOMHL 010 …….community Health Problems …………………………..3.0
cOMM 008 ……..Interpersonal communication ………………………….3.0
H ED 002 ………..Health and Life style ……………………………………..3.0
H ED 004 ………..standard First Aid ………………………………………….0.5
H ED 009 ………..Drug use and Human Disease ………………………..2.0
sOc 001 …………Introduction to sociology ……………………………….3.0
PsYcH 012 …….Human growth and Development ……………………3.0
WRkEP 301-304cooperative Work Experience…………………………8.0
Plus 4 units from the following: Units
AH 011 ……………cardiopulmonary Resuscitation ……………………….0.5
AH 020D …………Nurse Assistant Fundamentals ………………………..3.5
AH 020E …………Nurse Assistant clinicals ……………………………….2.0
VN 056 ……………Obstetrical Nursing ……………………………………….2.0
VN 057 ……………Introduction to gerontology …………………………….2.0
VN 058 ……………Principles of child Health care ………………………..2.0
Total Program Requirements: …………………………………………….30.0
Community Health Worker For The Developmentally
Disabled – A.S. Degree and Certificate of Achievement
The Community Health Worker for the Developmentally Disabled is a member of
the interdisciplinary team. The focus is on providing habilitation and normalization
training for individuals who work with the Developmentally Disabled persons in a
community environment.
Only courses completed with a grade of C or better may be used to satisfy
requirements for a certificate.
Core Curriculum Courses (Required) Units
AH 012 ……………Emergency and Disaster Preparedness ……………0.5
cOMHL 010 …….community Health Problems …………………………..3.0
cOMHL 042 …….Field Experience: DD ……………………………………..4.0
cOMM 008 ……..Interpersonal communication ………………………….3.0
H ED 004 ………..standard First Aid ………………………………………….0.5
Pt 013A ………….Developmental Disabilities ……………………………..3.0
Pt 013B ………….care of the Developmentally Disabled client-Pt .3.0
PsYcH 012 …….Human growth and Development ……………………3.0
WRkEP 301-304cooperative Work Experience…………………………4.0
Plus 6 units from the following: Units
AH 003 ……………Medical terminology ……………………………………..3.0
AH 011 ……………cardiopulmonary Resuscitation ……………………….0.5
AH 020D* ………..Nurse Assistant Fundamentals ………………………..3.5
AH 020E* ………..Nurse Assistant clinicals ……………………………….2.0
AH 024 ……………Health care Foundations ………………………………..3.0
cOuNs 001 …….college survival skills ……………………………………2.0
H ED 002 ………..Health and Life styles ……………………………………3.0
H ED 009 ………..Drug Abuse and Human Disease …………………….2.0
sOc 001 …………Introduction to sociology ……………………………….3.0
Pt 060A,B,c ……Pharmacodynamic ………………………………….1.0 – 3.0
Total Program Requirements ……………………………………………..30.0
(* Highly Recommended)
COMMUNITY HEALTH (COMHL)
010 • COMMUNITY HEALTH PROBLEMS 3.0 units
Total Lecture 54 hours
Advisory: MATH 900
Acceptable for credit: California State University
An introductory course giving an overview of the field of community health with a
focus on community health problems and issues facing consumers today. Included
are identified community health problems and agencies related to the elderly,
maternal and child health, communicable disease, substance abuse, occupational
safety, health and the environment. This course is required for students in the
community health worker program and residential care agencies. Grade Only.
042 • FIELD EXPERIENCE IN DEVELOPMENTAL
DISABILITIES (FIELD EXPERIENCE-DD) 4.0 units
Total Lecture 216.0 hours
Advisory: MATH 903
Acceptable for credit: California State University
This course provides the student an opportunity to apply theoretical knowledge in
a community clinical setting. Emphasis is on normalization of the developmentally
disabled client through application of the principles o

Also See Health Workforce Initiative (HWI)  (formerly RHORC) Regional Health Occupations Resource Center; Room: S3-203, Main Building 408.855.5216 or 408.855.5215

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