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Community Health Worker Certification

Montgomery College now offers a Maryland State Department of Health approved Community Health Worker Certification. This certificate combines four Health Science courses (HLTH 105, HLTH 160, HLTH 225, and HLTH 298) with a 40-hour practicum at Holy Cross Hospital. At completion of this program, the participants will be qualified for and assisted in applying for a Maryland State Community Health Worker Certification. The program is based on the Germantown Campus.

Gaining Your Maryland State Community Health Worker Certification at Montgomery College

  1. Register as a MC student.
    Students should register in the Community Health Program 186A

  2.  Sign up for courses.
    If you run into any problems with the registration stating you do not meet the pre-requisites, reach out to me at and I will resolve it for you.

Certificate Courses

  • HLTH 105: Personal and Community Health (3 credits)
  • HLTH 160: The Science and Theory of Health (3 credits)
  • HLTH 225: Introduction to Health Behaviors (3 credits)
  • HLTH 298: Global Health Capstone (3 credits)
  • HLTH 297-Holy Cross Hospital 40-hour practicum (1 credit)