Become a Community Health Worker in Eight Weeks With Ivy Tech

Community health workers are the front line of community outreach initiatives. These individuals act as a link between health and social services, increasing knowledge and access for community residents. They serve the community through outreach, informal counseling, social support and advocacy.

Ivy Tech Muncie-Henry County is offering an eight-week, in-person blended human services course that leads to becoming a certified community health worker. This certification is credentialed by the Indiana Community Health Workers Association, and anyone can sign up for the HUMS 162 course, including new and current students.

The course can be completed as a standalone course. However, it also leads to more education in the field and can be used as an elective for other certificates such as the Mental Health Direct Support Certificate. It is an excellent choice for students who are interested in limited enrollment health science programs as well.

“This course is a great way to start a career,” said Melanie Wright, program chair for Human Services. “On successful completion, students earn the Indiana Community Health Worker Certification. Community health workers are the link between the health care field and social services – a need we continue to see grow.”

“This certificate is a great way for our students to be successful in the workforce,” said Jennifer Gasiorek, vice chancellor for Workforce Partnerships. “It gives them a leg up and allows them to join health care in a way that supports and helps the communities they live in.”

To learn more about the HUMS 162 course, email or visit online at today.

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