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Community Health

Community Health Professional (CHP)
Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS)


The Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degree in Community Health is an online program that prepares students for careers in health and wellness as well as illness and injury prevention.

This fully online program is designed for the working professional. This provides the opportunity for convenience and flexibility for students who need to balance work and family commitments, while providing an excellent and affordable educational opportunity. What you learn in the program builds on your existing skills and degree. Learn about health promotion, disease and injury prevention, population health and other prudent community-based topics, as you prepare for jobs as a health educator, patient advocate, health navigator or case manager.

A new degree for the new health care world

As health care changes its focus from sick-care to well-care there is a growing demand for community health professionals. Jobs can be found in traditional health care settings, government agencies, public and community health, as well as insurance companies and employee wellness programs. TCC's Community Health Professional BAS degree will prepare you for the new world of health care.

Builds on clinical knowledge

The Community Health Professional degree pairs your clinical background with public health theory and practice. The program is designed for working professionals in health and human services related fields, such as respiratory therapy, radiology technology, diagnostic medical sonography and paramedicine.



Four Tracks, Four Options

The Community Health program offers four specialty tracks. Choose the track that fits your educational & career path.


Community Health Professional

The Community Health Professional track will enhance your current healthcare knowledge/experience with public health theory. This track is perfect for both those currently working in patient care and those who want to work in healthcare without working in direct patient care. While this degree track does not include any advanced patient care or clinical skill training, it will provide you the tools necessary to further your practice in prevention and wellness. You will learn about advocacy, law, population health, epidemiology, research and disaster preparedness. The Community Health Professional track then builds upon that foundation with electives in global health, cultural competency, environmental health, prevention, and families as the social system.



The Community Health Pre-Medical track is intended for those interested in pursuing a graduate medical degree, such as a Physician Assistant (PA), Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP), or Doctoral Medical programs (MD and DO). This track may align with the curriculum of the programs you are interested in. You are encouraged to review the specific prerequisites for the graduate medical programs that you wish to apply to. Your assigned faculty advisor will be happy to help you develop an academic plan.


Paramedicine - Critical Care Transport

The Community Health Paramedicine - Critical Care Transport track is designed for Paramedics that wish to expand their knowledge in advanced medicine to care for critical patients in the pre-hospital settings. Core areas of knowledge that will be learned in this program include advanced level pharmacology, advanced cardiac assessment and management, increased ability to assess differential diagnosis and working diagnosis in the critical patient - neurological, cardiovascular, trauma/burns, pediatrics, and other considerations, working with aircraft transports, advanced mechanical ventilation and introduction to the use of blood products in the pre-hospital setting.


Advanced Respiratory Care

The Community Health Advanced Respiratory Care track will enhance your current healthcare knowledge/experience with public health theory. This track is specifically dedicated for current respiratory therapists.

Find out more!

Complete the Admission Virtual Information Course as the first step of the BAS admission process.

Or join us for an information session, held on Feb. 7 at 1:30pm, Feb. 21 at 2:30pm, March 6 at 1:30pm, and March 20 at 2:30pm via Zoom.


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