2023-2024 Course Catalog

Community Health Worker Navigator Certificate

16 Credits

This certificate program will prepare students for a variety of entry-level healthcare employment opportunities. Community Health Worker-Navigators work to increase cultural competence, improve access to health care for underserved communities, coordinate care for chronically ill people, and map community resources to improve the overall health of communities. Community Health Worker-Navigators play a critical role in bridging the gap between community, health care, government, and social service systems.

Required Courses – 16 Credits

CHWN 1000The Community Health Worker: Role, Advocacy, Outreach, and Resources

3 cr

CHWN 1100Cultural Health Communication, Teaching, and Capacity Building

3 cr

CHWN 1200Documentation, Legal, and Ethical Issues in Community Health Work

3 cr

CHWN 1500The Community Health Worker: Health Promotion Competencies

5 cr

CHWN 2096Community Health Worker Navigator Internship

2 cr

Other Certificate Requirements

  • Earn a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 for college-level coursework (courses numbered 1000 and above) completed at Normandale.
  • Earn at least one third of the required certificate credits from Normandale.