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 Northwest Vista College Library
1st Floor, Redbud Learning Center (RLC)
3535 N. Ellison Dr.
San Antonio, TX 78251
(210) 486-4513 
mailto:nvc-library@alamo.edu
Mon - Thu: 7:30am - 8:30pm
Fri: 7:30am - 4 pm
Sat: 8:30am - 2:30pm
Sun: CLOSED 
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 This program prepares students to work in public health, private health care delivery systems, community-based social service agencies, and health care insurance organizations. Community Health Workers provide services to increase wellness and improve access to health services through outreach activities to target populations. The program will train students to develop positive relationships with individuals who need assistance and support in developing healthy behaviors, utilizing health resources, and gaining educational support to prevent or alleviate the effects of chronic disease.

Occupational profiles indicate 26% growth for Community and Social Service Specialists by the year 2022 in the Alamo Region. Estimated average hourly wage is *$14.56 in the Alamo Region. (Source: SOCRATES-Occupational Profiles-Alamo Region)*Note: Variations should be expected.


Careers Available:

 The following titles are examples of careers associated with this program but not limited to:

  • Community Health Worker
  • Human Service Worker
  • Case Management Aide
  • Social Work Assistant
  • Community Support Worker
  • Mental Health Aide
  • Community Outreach Worker
  • Patient Navigator
  • Life Skills Counselor

 

Academic Departments

Program Contacts

Dr. Fernando Martinez
Program Coordinator
Phone: (210) 486-4382
Email: fmartinez1@alamo.edu
Office: WETC

Area Contacts

Emily Coppin
Administrative Specialist
Phone: (210) 486-4352
Email: ecoppin@alamo.edu
Office: MLH-201

Shierly Rivera
Administrative Associate
Phone: (210) 486-4354
Email: srivera110@alamo.edu
Office: MLH-201

Heather McCreery
Academic Chair, Workforce Programs
Phone: (210) 486-4360
Email: hmccreery@alamo.edu
Office: MLH-201A