Montgomery College 2024-2025 Catalog 
    
    Jun 14, 2024  
Montgomery College 2024-2025 Catalog

Community Health Area of Concentration, Arts and Sciences AA: 186A


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: 186A

Professionals in this fast-growing field are employed by public and private health care organizations, government agencies, hospital wellness centers, corporate-based worksite health programs, college and university health service centers, insurance companies, private health promotion corporations, drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs, family planning agencies, and health clinics, and as education representatives for textbook publishers and pharmaceutical companies. Job titles include patient educators, health program managers, health education teachers, community health organizers, health promotion directors, and wellness coordinators. For enhanced experience, students who successfully complete course work and a 45-hour practicum field experience will earn a Community Health Worker (CHW) certification.

General Education Course Selections


Click here to view the Foundation/Distribution Courses  for selection to fulfill the General Education course requirements.

Suggested Course Sequence


Students should complete the required English and Math foundation courses within the first 24 credit hours. All students should review the Program Advising Guide and consult an advisor.

Second Semester


Third Semester


Fourth Semester


Total Credit Hours: 61


* ENGL 101 /ENGL 101A , if needed for ENGL 102 /ENGL 103 , or elective.

† Choose math according to transfer school.

‡ Consult with departmental advisor before selecting program electives. Select from the following program electives: HLTH 121 , HLTH 125 , HLTH 131 , HLTH 150 , HLTH 170 , HLTH 200 , HLTH 212 , HLTH 215  and HLTH 220 . At least three program elective credits must be at the 200-level.

AA and AS programs require one global and cultural perspectives (GCP) General Education course.

Program Outline / Degree Requirements


General Education Requirements


Foundation Courses


Distribution Courses


General Education Institutional Requirement


Program Requirements


Area of Concentration Requirements


Total Credit Hours: 61


* ENGL 101 /ENGL 101A , if needed for ENGL 102 /ENGL 103 , or elective.

† Choose math according to transfer school.

‡ Consult with departmental advisor before selecting program electives. Select from the following program electives: HLTH 121 , HLTH 125 , HLTH 131 , HLTH 150 , HLTH 170 , HLTH 200 , HLTH 212 , HLTH 215  and HLTH 220 . At least three program elective credits must be at the 200-level.

AA and AS programs require one global and cultural perspectives (GCP) General Education course.

Program Outcomes


Upon completion of this program, a student will be able to:

  • Describe biological, psychological, environmental, and social factors that influence health.
  • Explain the impact of individual behavior on health status.
  • Define health education and list the skills/competencies of the entry level health educator.
  • Develop a health education intervention based on the assessment of controllable and noncontrollable risk factors that impact health.
  • Participate in a 45-hour practicum experience to earn a Community Health Worker certification.

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