Community health worker training available at SWOCC | Local News


Are you interested in pursuing a career in healthcare? Become a community health worker. The next training session begins on May 2.

The main function of the CHW is to link the community and its health and social service systems in order to improve and maintain the quality of health and well-being in the community. To do this, students explore how to access services such as advocacy, outreach, referrals, community education, mentoring, and social support.

The course is 85 hours of total training time consisting of 40 hours of Zoom lessons and 45 hours of e-learning. Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive a non-credit training certificate from Southwestern Oregon Community College and have the skills sought by healthcare employers. This certification is valid for three years.

The course starts on May 2 and ends on June 27. The cost of the training is $799.

This training is on the list of eligible training providers, which means agencies such as WorkSource Oregon, Southwestern Oregon Workforce Investment Board, and Department of Human Services. programs like STEP provide funding for a person to take a non-credit course or program.

Funding is provided to those who qualify as part of a targeted effort to provide training that helps people find jobs in a short period of time. To find out if you qualify for ETPL funding, contact SOWIB at 1-800-822-3525. If you have any questions about the training, contact Tina Carpenter at 1-844-532-6893, ext. 4. To register for the Community Health Worker course, email [email protected]


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