Program Overview

  • Location
  • Tuition
  • Program Length
    2 years
  • Learning Environment
  • Financial Aid
    FAFSA Eligible
  • Certification Type
    Certificate of Competence

Program Description

The Community Health Worker Program equips students with the skills to serve as outreach community health workers, connecting disadvantaged populations with essential healthcare resources. Through health screenings, referrals, and education, graduates will play a vital role in improving the well-being of individuals in need. This occupational training prepares students for various job titles, including outreach worker, patient navigator, and case worker, among others, enabling them to facilitate access to services and support clients in enhancing their health and overall quality of life.

Degrees & Certificates

The Community Health Worker program offers a Certificate of Competence, which can be completed with 16 credits. The tuition for the program is $2,096 based on $131 per credit for Hawaiʻi residents.


A career as a Community Health Worker opens up a wide range of employment opportunities in various roles and settings. As a case manager/caseworker, community health advocate, or community health outreach worker, individuals can make a significant impact by providing support and resources to underserved communities. Other roles such as community liaison, community organizer, or enrollment specialist involve building connections and facilitating access to healthcare services. Additionally, positions as health ambassadors, educators, or lay health advisors allow for the promotion of preventive care and health education. With the diverse range of positions available, a career as a Community Health Worker offers meaningful and fulfilling opportunities to positively impact community health and well-being.

Learn more about Kapiʻolani Community College’s Community Health Worker program