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Promote Good Health in Your Community! Explore Our Community Health Worker Certificate

A student in the Community Health Worker Certificate program listens patiently to a man, while taking notes
Are you interested in a career in health care where you can help both individuals and the community? At NECC you can prepare for a career as a community health worker, providing health education, assisting with accessing health care services, collecting statistics and coordinating care for individuals in your community.

Why Choose NECC?

The Community Health Worker Certificate is offered in the evening and will prepare you for a variety of entry-level positions in community health. You will also be able to apply your credits to earn an Associate Degree in General Studies: Health Specialization. With this program, you will:

  • Learn about healthy lifestyles, strategies for delivering public health programs, and public health issues and education
  • Understand how to provide health care referrals, collect statistics, and coordinate care for clients
  • Gain real-world experience by participating in a practicum (internship) in a community and/or health care setting

Because of NECC

You will be eligible to pursue career paths that are expected to grow, such as community health worker, health educator and advisor, and health insurance navigator. You will be able to:

  • Work in community based settings, such as homes, schools, clinics, shelters, local businesses, and community centers
  • Conduct community outreach to provide health education, information, and outreach to provide social support, care coordination, health screenings, and advocate for individual and community needs
  • Transfer your credits to earn your Associate Degree in General Studies: Health Specialization



Courses and Requirements


Program Pathway

A pathway is the most efficient sequence of courses semester-to-semester recommended for students to complete their degree. View the suggested pathway for Community Health Worker.


By Phone

By Phone

Jacqueline Dick, Program Coordinator


By Email

By Email

Jacqueline Dick, Program Coordinator

In Person

In Person

Come to an upcoming information session on either the Lawrence or the Haverhill campus and get all of your questions answered.

Stop by one of our Lawrence or Haverhill campus Career Planning and Advising Centers and meet with an enrollment counselor.

Additional Program Costs

View the Additional Program Costs for the Community Health Worker Certificate Program.

Required Documents



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