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Community Health and Wellness, Specialization Global and Public Health, AAS

Highline College
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Associate's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
Des Moines

Program description

Community Health and Wellness, Specialization Global and Public Health, AAS

Community Health and Wellness is an AAS degree with three different areas of specialization: Direct Care, Patient Advocate or Global and Public Health. This degree will provide students with a working knowledge of healthcare systems and practices with specialization in their area of interest.

Short-term certificates which can be included in this AAS are Nursing Assistant and Healthcare Interpreter .

Some jobs titles for this degree include: Community Heath Worker, Patient Advocate, Health Navigator, Community Resource Specialist, Peer Support Specialist, Care Coordinator. What is a Community Health Worker? Watch this video to learn.

Admission requirements

  • Basic keyboarding knowledge recommended
  • English 101 eligible
  • Some classes have entry requirements not listed here. Talk to a faculty advisor.
  • Some classes require instructor permission.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the College website.

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Program content

Professional-Technical Core Courses:

  • Introduction to Healthcare Professions
  • Medical Terminology & Anatomy
  • Human Diseases & Pharmacology
  • Introduction to MS Office Software
  • Law & Ethics for Healthcare Professionals
  • Medical Office Procedures II
  • Disability Issues and Practices
  • Culturally Responsive Practices
  • Adulthood and Aging OR
  • Community Mental Health
  • First Aid, CPR and AED
  • Mental Health First Aid
  • Job Readiness OR
  • Career Readiness Skills
  • Field Practicum I
  • Practicum Seminar I

Please check the program webpage for more information about its courses.

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the college website for more information.

Tuition fees

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  • Demonstrate competence in the areas required for caregiving, healthcare interpreting, care navigation or global and public health issues according to the area of emphasis.
  • Identify and practice all legal and ethical requirements and specific agency policies and practices. Apply knowledge of appropriate care for vulnerable populations including general knowledge of fitness, nutrition, social and emotional development, health and medical support, etc.
  • Practice culturally responsive approaches, caregiving and support for a diverse client base.
  • Use technology as appropriate to their employment for record keeping, communication and as a tool for access for clients.
  • Practice effective oral and written communication skills, including listening and accurate documentation.
  • Collaborate effectively with agencies and the communities the agencies support through networking, partnerships and resource development.

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Highline College

Highline College prides itself as being the 5th most diverse college in the entire USA. It is located in the breathtaking Pacific Northwest, which is home to renowned national parks, a stunning coastline and peninsula, a rainforest, the North Cascade...

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Why study at Highline College

  • Award-winning college (ranked in the top 150 community colleges in the USA in 2021)
  • Individual advising to help you meet your goals
  • New on campus student housing
  • University Transfer Pathways with many four-year university partners
  • Over 120 programs, certificates and degrees and still growing
  • U.S. high school diploma awarded after completing a 2-year degree with no additional requirements.
  • Active student life with many activities, programming, communities and leadership opportunities
  • Beautiful location just next to Seattle and the Puget Sound waterway
  • Internship &, scholarships opportunities
  • Unique OPT, CPT and internship opportunities

Contact info

Highline College

2400 S 240th St
98198 Des Moines WA
United States of America

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