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We offer what you need to achieve success. Come explore and find out why so many students have decided to call one of the colleges in the Alamo Colleges District the pathway to their future.

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 Northwest Vista College Library
1st Floor, Redbud Learning Center (RLC)
3535 N. Ellison Dr.
San Antonio, TX 78251
Mon - Thur: 7:30am to 4:30pm
Fri: 7:30am to 4:00pm

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
Associate Professor
Program Coordinator

Phone: 210-486-4382
Office: WETC

Guadalupe Cornejo
Instructor, Community Health
Phone: 210-685-6612

Area Contacts

Emily Coppin
Administrative Specialist
Phone: 210-486-4352
Office: MLH-201

Adriana Garza
Administrative Associate
Phone: 210-486-4354
Office: MLH-201

John Grillo
Academic Chair, Workforce Programs
Phone: 210-486-4054
Office: MLH-201A