2002-2003 UAF Catalog
Degrees and Programs
College of Rural Alaska
Bristol Bay Campus (907) 842-5109
Chukchi Campus (907) 442-3400
Interior-Aleutians Campus (907) 474-5439
Kuskokwim Campus (907) 543-4500
Northwest Campus (907) 443-2201CHA/P Training Centers:
Anchorage CHA Training Program, ANMC (907) 729-2427
Norton Sound Health Corporation, Nome (907) 443-3404
Southeast Alaska Regional Health Cons, Sitka (907) 966-8758
Tanana Chiefs Conference, Inc., Fairbanks (907) 452-8251, ext. 3410
Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corp., Bethel (907) 543-6150
Certificate; Degree: A.A.S.
Minimum Requirements for Certificate: 34 credits; for Degree: 60 credits
The Community Health Aide/Practitioner (CHA/P) Training Program prepares residents to provide primary health care services in villages, under the supervision of a referral physician. CHA/P employment by a regional health corporation is a prerequisite for entering this unique training program.
The educational program consists of four basic training sessions. Each training session is four weeks long and is followed by a field component in the CHA's village clinic. The curriculum includes the knowledge and skills necessary to provide acute care for common medical problems, emergency care, follow-up care for patients with chronic llnesses and preventive services including prenatal and well child care. The training also includes a state-approved emergency care course, completion of a skills checklist, a supervised clinical preceptorship and passing the CHP statewide examination.
Upon successful completion of all certification requirements, a certificate as a Community Health Practitioner (CHP) is awarded by the training center.
Students completing the training program also meet the requirements for a university certificate, recognizing the credits earned. These credits may be used to satisfy requirements for the A.A.S. degree.
The curriculum and certification process is kept uniform throughout the state by a CHA/P Academic Review Committee (ARC). This review committee has representation from the regional health corporations, training centers and university. ARC reports to the Association of CHA/P Program Directors and serves in an advisory role to the dean of the College of Rural Alaska.
For more information about the CHA/P basic training program, contact one of the CHA/P training centers. For more information about the A.A.S. degree, contact the Kuskokwim Campus.
1. Complete the certificate requirements.
* This sequence replaces the CHP 120 series listed in the UAF 1992-93 catalog. The course designator changes represent the addition of CHP 134 and the integration of the field experience within each 8-credit session.
Note: The student may take CHP 082 prior to CHP 131 as an option when regionally available.
Community Health -- A.A.S. Degree
5. Minimum credits required (60 credits)
* Student must earn a C grade or better in each course.
** May repeat up to 3 credits toward A.A.S. degree.