LGBT Education for Health Care Professionals: Certificate of Achievement

This certificate provides students with a concentrated study of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender issues for health care professionals. Students will explore a wide range of topics related to how people identify their sexuality and gender and how those identities have been impacted by HIV/AIDS.

Career Opportunities

According to the State of California Labor Workforce Development Agency Employment Department, there were 1.1 million health care worker employed in California in 2010. Employment in health care fields is expected to grow steadily. Napa Valley College offers one of only three LGBT education programs at a Community College in California.

Program Learning Outcomes
  1. Explain the difference between sexual orientation and gender identity and define the terms people use to identify their sexual orientation and gender identity.
  2. Explain how the HIV virus infects the human body and how it is transmitted.
Certificate Requirements
Required Courses
LGBT-120Introduction to LGBT Studies in the Family, Education and Community3
LGBT-122Transgender Identities and Issues3
LGBT-123AIDS in the LGBT Community and Beyond3
Total Units9