The Community Health Worker Program (CHWP) is designed for community health workers who want to enhance their skills. The practicum component of each module allows the student to demonstrate skills and knowledge in a controlled environment. Completion of the program will provide First Nation health workers with the skills to plan and implement quality health programs
This program is covered in one academic year which comprise of total 40 weeks of study.
It has 15 modules, of these, 3 modules are fundamental and 12 are core modules.
Field work as part of the module takes 10 weeks during the second Semester.
At completion, the students exist as Community Health worker, health worker and Para social worker.
The entry requirements for the Basic Technician Course are:
Minimum requirement at least four (4) subjects passed at
O - Level secondary school education.
Among the four passes, Biology is compulsory.
Opportunities for carrier development
After completing this program, the graduate will be eligible to channel to various programs, provided that they meet the prescribed minimum entry requirements. Programs that are considered open for a successful Community Health graduate to join may include but not limited to:
Technician Certificate in Health Promotion (NTA LEVEL-5)
Technician Certificate in Social Work (NTA LEVEL-5)
Technician Certificate in Nursing (NTA LEVEL-5)
Technician Certificate Clinical Medicine (NTA LEVEL-5)
Technician Certificate in Laboratory Sciences (NTA LEVEL-5)
Technician Certificate Radiology (NTA LEVEL-5)
Certificate in Health Records and Information Technology