Community Health Worker Certificate

Do you want to make a difference in your community? Do you care about healthy living and interested in helping others? A Career in Community Health may be right for you.

The Community Health Worker (CHW) certificate program trains public health professionals who can offer a range of services including outreach, local health care system and resource navigation, community and individual public health assessment, health education and counseling on a variety of social and health issues.

Contact Us

Contact BCC's College and Career Navigator
Shelly Armstrong

Telephone: 413-236-1639


What courses do I need to take and when should I take them?
Recommended Schedule

Learn a range of services including:
  • Community and individual needs assessment
  • Outreach
  • Health care system navigation
  • Serve as advocates and liaisons between health/social service providers and the community
  • Facilitate access to existing resources

Berkshire Community College has developed the program to closely match the requirements suggested by the Massachusetts Board of Certification of Community Health Workers and American Public Health Association.

Community Health Worker Certificate

This program was 100% funded by a $20,000,000 grant awarded by the U.S.Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration, Grant # TC-26450-14-60-A-25.
Equal Opportunity Is the Law: It is against the law for this recipient of Federal financial assistance to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation or belief, or citizenship/status as a lawfully admitted immigrant authorized to work in the U.S. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. If you think that you have been subjected to discrimination, you may file a complaint within 180 days with either the recipient's Equal Opportunity Officer or the Director, Civil Rights Center (CRC), U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Room N-4123, Washington, DC 20210.