Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Major: 5898
First Term: 2019 Spring   
Award: CCL  
Total Credits: 24
CIP Code: 51.2207
Occupational Area: Health Science

Instructional Council: Allied Health (51)
GPA: 2.0
SOC Code: 21-1091.00

Description: The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Integrated Public Health: Health Education program is designed to prepare individuals for the public health workforce with a special focus on entry-level employment as a health educator. It is designed to prepare students for employment in a variety of health industries, including public health, clinics, hospitals, insurance companies, and a variety of non-profit agencies. Students will be exposed to the principles and skills necessary to assess needs, identify factors that influence health behaviors, assess current health disparities and emerging issues influencing health, and empower individuals and communities to sustain positive changes to obtain optimal health. Upon completion, individuals will be prepared to serve the community as health education professionals who work in health behavior change venues.

Required Courses
COM270 Health Communication 3
FON241 Principles of Human Nutrition 3
HES210 Cultural Aspects of Health and Illness (3) OR
HCR230 Culture and Health (3) 3
IPH101 Introduction to Public Health 3
IPH110 Principles of Health and Behavior Change 3
IPH112 Community-Based Health Education in Health and Illness 3
+IPH280 Health Education Practicum 3
SPA117 Health Care Spanish I 3
Credits: 24

Program Competencies
1. Describe the dynamics of individual, community, and organizational health infrastructures. (IPH101, IPH110, IPH112, IPH280)
2. Discuss local, regional, national, and global population health and health disparities. (HCR230, HES210, IPH101, IPH110, IPH112)
3. Communicate effectively with the healthcare team, diverse client populations, and their families. (COM270, HCR230, HES210, IPH101, IPH110, IPH112, IPH280, SPA117)
4. Explain the role of a health educator and goals of health education. (IPH110, IPH112, IPH280)
5. Describe the interrelationship between community assessment and identification of community health education issues. (FON241, HCR230, HES210, IPH101, IPH110, IPH112, IPH280)
6. Demonstrate a community collaborative planning process for health education programs focused on prevention and promotion of healthy communities. (COM270, FON241, HCR230, HES210, IPH101, IPH110, IPH112, IPH280, SPA117)
7. Incorporate empowerment strategies in health promotion programs. (IPH101, IPH110, IPH112, IPH280, SPA117)
8. Use appropriate health education methods when assisting individuals, groups, families, and communities from both normative majority and historically marginalized populations. (COM270, HCR230, HES210, IPH110, IPH112, IPH280, SPA117)
9. Implement developmentally appropriate health promotion strategies that facilitate behavioral change in individuals, families, aggregate populations, or community groups. (COM270, FON241, HCR230, HES210, IPH101, IPH110, IPH112, IPH280, SPA117)
10. Monitor and evaluate health education/promotion efforts to achieve improved health outcomes for an individual and/or community. (IPH101, IPH110, IPH112, IPH280)
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: November 20, 2018

All information published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.