The program provides a comprehensive curriculum for paraprofessionals in social work and human services. It is designed to help California meet the statewide challenges and the rapidly expanding need for health, public, and human service/social worker paraprofessionals. Students’ training will allow them to become well-rounded employees who are able to participate as team members in health and human service agencies and social work settings. The program is also designed to align with various transfer programs for students who wish to continue to an Associate of Arts Degree in Liberal Arts with an emphasis in Social and Behavioral Sciences or the Associate Degrees for Transfer in either Psychology or Sociology.
The bridge to community health worker careers certificate is a 105 hour non-credit certificate option designed for students who plan to pursue a career as a community health worker (CHW). The certificate enables students to gain exposure to various career options as a community health worker and will develop skills necessary to enter volunteer/internship positions or paraprofessional employment in the field. Many students will wish to continue their education through Berkeley City College’s Social Work and Human Services credit certificate program and or a variety of Associate Degrees for Transfer (Psychology, Sociology, etc.).