Community Health Worker

health care worker with older woman

Courses to complete the Community Health Worker Certificates are offered in a highly interactive, fully online environment.  The curriculum introduces concepts of patient navigation and care coordination and helps develop practical skills to provide these services.  These courses provide knowledge and skills to help frontline healthcare staff members to serve as bridges between patients and providers.  Students gain skills and knowledge to help them succeed in today’s emerging healthcare models such as health homes, patient-centered medical homes, and accountable care organizations. These courses also prepare students to work as Community Health Workers.

About the Program

  • Online Instruction
  • Takes one quarter to complete
  • Work in lots of health care roles such as Community Health Worker, Patient Advocate, Care Coordinator, etc.
  • Opportunity Grant Money Available
  • Median Wage: $22.21 an hour
  • 14% Job Growth (2020-2032)
  • iBest Partnership

Certificate Classes/Courses

Entry Level Community Health Worker Certificate – 5 credits

  • AHCN 100
  • AHCN 105

Intermediate Community Health Worker Certificate – 10 credits

  • AHCN 200
  • AHCN 210

Additional training in Behavioral Health Care Navigation

  • AHCN 220

Certificate Information

The Community Health Worker Certificate takes one quarter to complete. It is four classes, AHCN 100, AHCN 105, AHCN 200, AHCN 210 and AHCN 220. All classes are taught online in a discussion and project-based format.

Please note the following costs are estimated figures updated on an annual basis.

Expense Cost
Tuition Quarter 1* $2329

*Tuition subject to change and based on the Washington State Resident rate.

Learn more about Allied Health Programs

YVC offers a unique approach to obtaining a variety of health professional certificates or degrees.

  • Our shorter-term certificate offerings range from 5 to 69 credits in length.
  • Our Associate of Applied Science Degree, we offer several options which range from 90 to 106 credits in length.

Our Allied Health Technology programs provide career and enrichment coursework and clinical experiences in order to build the knowledge, skills, and competencies for providing care for people of all ages in a variety of medical professions. Each program has different admission criteria, coursework, and degree options, ranging from introductory classes and certificates to associate of applied science degrees focused on a specific area of study. The majority of courses are offered in an online format. Clinical laboratory practice and clinical externship are required in some program courses.


West Campus Allied Health Building

YVC’s recently opened West Campus features expanded classrooms and labs for five of the college’s Allied Health programs: Medical Assisting, Medical Billing and Coding, Pharmacy Technician, Phlebotomy, Sterile Processing Technician, and Surgical Technology. The new facility is designed to prepare students to excel as healthcare professionals by providing spaces that mimic real-life healthcare settings. Learn more about West Campus and the Allied Health Building.

Contact Allied Health

Email:  or Phone: 509.574.4913