Jun 23, 2024  
Catalog 2024-2025 
Catalog 2024-2025

Community Health +

This certificate prepares students for a variety of frontline positions in public health. Students gain foundational skills and knowledge in public health, case management, communication, and complete a capstone course aligned with the core competencies of the community health worker role in Vermont. Community health workers are employed by a variety of social service and healthcare organizations and play an important role in supporting improved health outcomes for individuals and populations.

Students who complete the Community Health certificate can apply those courses to CCV’s Health Science (A.S.)  program or Behavioral Science (A.S.) +  program.

+This program can be completed fully online.

Community Health Semester Map

Community Health to Health Science - Certificate to Degree Map

Community Health to Behavioral Science - Certificate to Degree Map


Program Outcomes

Students who complete the Community Health certificate will be able to:

  • employ culturally and linguistically competent practices;
  • apply public health principles to address social determinants of health and the resulting health disparities impacting individuals and communities;
  • practice effective case management strategies;
  • demonstrate the core competencies of community health workers in Vermont; and
  • explore pathways and demonstrate preparedness for educational and career development in the student’s field of study.

Total Credits: 30


Background checks are common in healthcare and behavioral science fields. Those with prior justice system involvement are encouraged to research employment exclusions that may arise depending on role, employer, and/or licensing criteria.