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Public Health

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

(Information coming soon...)

Program Faculty

Peggy Dean, BS, program director/instructor

Program Descriptions

  • Public Health - (PBHCE) - Cerificate of Achievement. This is a pathway to associate degree: Professional Health Studies (PHSGO).

Credit Classes and Registration

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  • Register for Classes - Students must complete a registration form for EMT courses and submit the form and a completed background check form to the Office of Health and Public Services. Paramedic students must complete an application and submit it to the Office of Health and Public Services. Students are registered through this office and cannot register for classes on their own. For questions, contact the Health and Public Service office at 531-622-4791 or 531-622-4631.

Gainful Employment Information

The US Department of Education requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that "Prepares students for Gainful Employment in a recognized occupation." The following are Gainful Employment program(s), meaning they are certificate program(s) that are intended to lead directly to employment. We hope that this information is helpful to our current students and to prospective students as they make their career and educational choices.

Public Health (PBHCE) - Certificate of Achievement