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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
Mon to Thur: 7:30am - 8:30pm
Fri: 7:30am - 4:00pm
Sat: 8:30am - 2:30pm
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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 22% growth for Community and Social Service Specialists by the year 2020 in the Alamo Region. Estimated average hourly wage is *$18.71 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
Office: WETC

Area Contacts

Emily Coppin
Administrative Secretary
Phone: (210) 486-4352
Fax: (210) 486-9097
Office: MLH-201

Heather McCreery
Academic Chair, Workforce Programs
Phone: (210) 486-4360
Office: MLH-201A