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The Southwest Technical Education District of Yuma (STEDY) governing board recognized the first students in the district’s short history to receive program completion certificates.
In conjunction with Arizona Western College, the students received the certificate of completion in the Community Health Care Worker program.
This certification of completion designates these students as having acquired the essential skills to become a community health care worker, also known as a Promotora/o.
The curriculum in this program is focused on the integration of the physical, emotional and spiritual aspects of the individual while providing the philosophical foundation and technical skills required to meet individual health needs.
These students learned to build individual and community capacity by increasing their health knowledge and self-sufficiency through outreach, education, informal counseling, social support and advocacy. These students are now prepared for frontline community health care work serving as liaisons between health/social services and the community.
In addition to demonstrating their knowledge and professional skills required for community health advocacy, the students had to successfully demonstrate their competency in communication, critical thinking, ethical decision-making, and a comprehensive skill base with a foundation of the sciences.
The intensive two-year program required students to attend the program classes outside of their regular school day. The students demonstrated their commitment over four semesters at Arizona Western College, participating alongside adult learners, while ensuring they maintained a 2.0 grade point average.
For more information please contact the STEDY office at 928-366-5884.