Become a Community Health Worker in Eight Weeks with Ivy Tech Muncie-Henry County

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By Lesley DeVoss—

MUNCIE, IN—Community Health Workers (CHW) are the frontline of community outreach initiatives. These individuals act as a link between health and social services, increasing the knowledge and access for community residents. They serve the community through outreach, informal counseling, social support, and advocacy.

This summer, Ivy Tech Muncie-Henry County will be offering an 8-week in-person blended human services course that leads to becoming a certified Community Health Worker. This certification is credentialed by the Indiana Community Health Workers Association, and anyone can sign up for the HUMS 162 course, including new and current students. Classes begin June 3, 2024.

The course can be completed as a stand-alone however it also leads to more education in the field and can be used an elective for other certificates such as the Mental Health Direct Support Certificate. It is an excellent choice for students who are interested in limited enrollment health science programs as well.

“This course is a great way to start a career. On successful completion, students earn the Indiana Community Health Worker Certification,” Melanie Wright, Program Chair for Human Services, said, “Community health workers are the link between the healthcare field and social services, a need we continue to see grow.”

Jennifer Gasiorek, Vice Chancellor for Workforce Partnerships, said, “This certificate is a great way for our students to be successful in the workforce. It gives them a leg up and allows them to join healthcare in a way that supports and helps the communities they live in.”

To learn more about the HUMS 162 course, email or visit online at today.


About Ivy Tech Community College

Ivy Tech Community College is Indiana’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana and also serves thousands of students annually online. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering associate degrees, short-term certificate programs, industry certifications, and training that aligns to the needs of the community. The College provides seamless transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana, as well as out of state, for a more affordable route to a bachelor’s degree. Follow Ivy Tech on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn for the most up-to-date information.