|Course Title||Course Number||Semester Taken||Credits||Prerequisites|
|College Writing I||ENG111||3||ENG095 or placement and ESL098 or RDG095 or placement|
|Principles of Psychology||PSY101||3||ESL098 or RDG095 or placement|
|Addiction||HSV112||3||PSY-101; ENG095 or placement and ESL098 or RDG095 or placement.|
|Vital Signs: Understanding Human Behavior for Health Care Professionals||AHE104||3|
|Current Issues for the Community Health Worker||HSV219||3||AHE104; PSY215 and ENG095 or placement and ESL098 or RDG095 or placement.|
|Pre-Practicum Prep w/Field Experience||HSV216-see note*||3||See course description for pre-requisites|
|Case Management in Human Services||HSV218||3||PSY215 and ENG095 or placement and ESL098 or RDG095 or placement.|
Note: The prerequisite for Certificate students is ENG111 with a grade of C or better and a minimum of 9 credits completed toward the Certificate Option including, at a minimum, PSY215 and HSV112.
*Note: A placement experience in a human service agency is required by the course following a C.O.R.I. background check.
Due to the prerequisite requirements, it may not be possible to complete this certificate program in one year.
This certificate program prepares students for direct service jobs in a specialty area of Human Services – providing training for those providing community health work to community agencies.
As a prerequisite for a clinical placement in the Community Health Worker Certificate Program , all students must undergo a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check and a Sex Offender Registry Information (SORI) check. These checks are required due to potential unsupervised contact with children, the disabled, or the elderly during a clinical experience. Students found to have certain criminal convictions or pending criminal actions will be presumed ineligible for clinical placement. The College is authorized by the Commonwealth’s Department of Criminal Justice Information Services, pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 6, Sections 167-178B, to access CORI records. Sex Offender checks shall be performed pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 6, Sections 178C-178P.
For more information regarding the College’s CORI/SORI check process, please contact the College CORI/SORI Officer at 617-228-2193.
Students completing the certificate qualify for careers providing community health work. Work may take place in social welfare, mental health, or community-based human services organizations. Multi-age populations are served. Job outlook is excellent with many agencies offering employment in this area of specialty.
For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit our website at www.bhcc.mass.edu/certificate-programs.