What is 'Public Health' (PBHCE)?
The certificate in public health is to educate front-line health workers with expertise and experience in assisting individuals and communities to navigate the U.S. community health, health care, and the entire healthcare paradigm systems; improve the quality and cultural competence of service delivery; and accomplish personal prevention and health care goals. Students will have coursework in prevention and community health, emotional health care, parenting and family problem solving, and school coursework. Basic written and oral communication skills as well as fundamental quantitative skills are essential for success and are integrated throughout the curriculum. Concepts of determinants include client-centered care and decision making, accessing resources for diverse families, cultural competence, and disease self-management. The curriculum is designed to be flexible enough to accommodate differing state regulations and differing local job markets.
Is it for you?
If you are interested in making a difference in the lives of others, continually strive for effective communication, enjoy problem-solving, are both a self-starter and a team player, this may be a perfect career choice for you!
JOBS AND SALARY EXPECTATIONS
- Public Health - (PBHCE) - Certificate of Achievement. This is a pathway to associate degree: Professional Health Studies (PHSGO).