Community Outreach, Social Justice, and Health Advocacy

This 11-unit certificate program will educate and empower students to successfully serve in community-involved, equity-driven health professions with the skills and core knowledge of community health practice. After program completion, students will know the root causes of public health issues and health disparities, assess the health needs of the diverse populations they serve, and develop and implement equity-driven, community-involved health education activities. Students will also gain in-field experience with local health organizations to implement the concepts and best practices they have learned through their courses.


  • Community Outreach, Social Justice, and Health Advocacy Certificate of Achievement 

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The Community Outreach, Social Justice, and Health Advocacy Certificate of Achievement  is offered by the Allied Health, Physical Education & Athletics Division. For more information, contact Analisa Zamora, public health instructor at 

Courses and Information

  1. AHLTH-1 – Introduction to Public Health (3 units)
  2. AHLTH-2 – Health and Social Justice (3 units)
  3. PSY 2 – General Psychology (3 units)
  4. AHLTH 21 - Culturally Relevant Health Promotion (2 units)

Check our Catalog for recommended sequence of courses.  See our Schedule of Classes to discover the days and times of classes.



Tuition for the California Community College system is $46 per unit. A student will need 11 units of completion for this certificate, or a total of $506 in tuition costs. Financial Aid, if available to the student, can cover tuition. Attend or review a Financial Aid Zoom workshop for more information.

Textbooks for this program are approximately $300 for new books (prices can vary based on rental and e-book options). 


Required Fees:

  • Health fee ($21 per semester, $13 if off campus/online per semester)
  • Associated Student Body fee ($2 per semester, but opportunity to waive the fee at the time of registration if the student so chooses)

Optional fees:

  • Parking pass ($30 per semester)
  • Student ID card ($5)

A student can pay in one or a combination of ways: directly using a credit card, through a grant (review our Financial Aid videos below for grant information), or with a scholarship or fee waiver through partner programs:

Students who complete this Certificate will be trained in the necessary skills to successfully implement community health outreach activities. Here are some examples of careers where you can apply the skills learned through this Certificate program:

  • Community Health Workers / Promotores
  • Community Health Representative
  • Outreach Specialist
  • Patient / Client Liaison
  • Health Advocate
  • Case Manager

The median pay for this job is $22.21 per hour, or $46,190 per year (Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2023).


You may decide to further your education in Public Health. All courses in the Certificate are also part of the Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) in Public Health Science offered at Fresno City College. Many students who complete this degree transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a Bachelor’s degree in Public Health. Some students will then apply for a Master of Public Health (MPH) program.

To learn more about public health careers, you can hear from a variety of public health professionals at

This program uses the same registration system as all California Community Colleges. A student must apply through CCCApply, if not already a California Community College student, in order to receive a student identification number. Once you have a student identification number, we can arrange for a counselor appointment to discuss the program and/or assist with registration through Self Service.

The Community Outreach, Social Justice, and Health Advocacy Certificate of Achievement is designed to offer four courses for a total of 11 units in one semester. Classes are offered in 9-week sessions on MWF with the AHLTH-21 field experience course offered the last nine weeks of each semester. Look for the schedule of classes as times may vary each semester. 

The certificate requires participation in in a field experience class and the program introduces students to professionals in the field through guest speakers and networking opportunities.