As the world continues to shrink and populations grow, public health is playing a critical role in keeping our communities and citizens healthy. Rather than focusing on individuals and treating patients once they become ill, the goal of public health is to focus on the community at large to promote good health practices and prevent illness or injury in the first place. It can include conducting scientific research, educating people about health risks, vaccinating children, developing nutrition programs, working on safety standards, and more. If you have an interest in working for the greater good, a career in community health could be your calling.
Our Community Health program will prepare you to join the public health workforce in a variety of industries, including public health, clinics, hospitals, insurance companies, and non-profit agencies. You’ll learn about the dynamics of individual, community, and organizational health infrastructures and critical issues facing community health professionals. Our expert instructors will teach you how to assess social, cultural, and behavioral factors in health, how to apply appropriate technologies, as well as how to implement strategies to improve health outcomes.
University Transfer Degree
Want to pursue a bachelor’s degree at a university? Save money by starting at MCC in manageable, small classes taught by renowned faculty. Our transfer pathways with Arizona universities help you achieve two goals: completing an associate’s degree while also staying on track to earn a bachelor’s degree at your transfer destination. MCC’s university partnerships throughout the nation assure your seamless transition toward a four-year degree.
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Successful completion of a degree or certificate within the Community Health program may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Maricopa County-based annual median wages*. Some occupations may require additional education or training. You can click on any occupation to view more detail regarding education level, wages, and employment information.
Community Health Workers
Medical and Health Services Managers
Social and Community Service Managers
Social and Human Service Assistants
You can get a high-quality, affordable education. MCC’s low tuition rates and various financial aid opportunities make it possible. Explore federal and state grants, Federal Work-Study, scholarships, student loans, and other options today.
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Before signing up for classes, you’ll want to meet with an academic advisor. Together, you’ll lay out an academic plan that suits you best. This step is essential to your academic success.