Certificate of Applied Science • 30 Credit Hours
The Allied Health Occupations Certificate program is a unique opportunity for students, interested in the health care field, to earn a certificate that will help them further this goal.
Allied Health Occupations certificate graduates have a wide range of career options within the Health Science industry. The Allied Health Occupations certificate includes a minimum of 18 general education credit hours and 12 allied health credit hours.
Health Educators and Community Health Workers
2019 Median Pay
$46,910 per year
Number of Jobs
123,800 in 2018
Much faster than average employment.
For the most current salary information, please refer to the Bureau of Labor Statistics “Occupational Outlook Handbook” found online at bls.gov/ooh/.
The college adheres to an open admission policy which means applications with a high school diploma or GED are eligible for admission. Applicants with neither a high school diploma nor GED may be admitted on a conditional basis.
Overall employment of health educators and community health workers is projected to grow 11 percent from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations. Growth will be driven by efforts to improve health outcomes and to reduce healthcare costs by teaching people healthy behaviors and explaining how to use available healthcare services.
Governments, healthcare providers, social services providers want to find ways to improve the quality of care and health outcomes, while reducing costs. This should increase demand for health educators and community health workers because they teach people how to live healthy lives and how to avoid costly diseases and medical procedures.