Aligned with CDC training guidelines, this introductory online course will focus on building the knowledge about the science of COVID-19, infectious period, the clinical presentation, and the evidence for how it is transmitted from person-to-person and why contact tracing is an effective public health intervention. Students will learn how to build rapport with cases, identify their contacts, and support both cases and their contacts to stop transmission in their communities. The course will also cover several important ethical considerations, including HIPAA, cultural sensitivity and diversity surrounding contact tracing.
This program is fully online. Students will complete one module a week for four weeks. Students are responsible for participating in this course through the following academic activities:
- Completing assigned readings from supplemental material, videos, PPT and any other type of course material responding to module questions by posting to the discussion board
- Participating in the threaded discussions with classmates and instructor
- Submitting assignment for each learning module on the due date
- Modules will be unavailable after the due date posted in the course calendar.
- Late work will not be accepted after the due date and a zero will be placed in the grade book.
- No points will be given for discussion postings submitted after the due date.
- No points will be given for tests submitted after the due date.
Preliminary information indicates that more than 100,000 contact tracers are needed immediately. Contact tracers can earn up to $28 per hour.
This is a noncredit program, students will receive a pass or fail grade and must achieve a 70% or higher on all assignments, quizzes and exams to receive Award of Completion. Students online course room attendance is required and it is highly suggested that you maintain a minimum online course presence of 5 days a week, with no more than 2 consecutive days without being present in the course room environment. As a contact tracer you will be communicating with individuals remotely and therefore, communication in this course is essential.
Students must be 18 years or older, have a high school diploma, or equivalent, and have a general proficiency and access in technology.
Upcoming Start Dates
- Sept 28 to Oct 25
BHLTH - 0700 - NET07
- Oct 5 to Nov 1
BHLTH - 0700 - NET08
* This program is approved for funding by the Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA). Check with workNet DuPage for eligibility requirements.
Register today on myAccess or by calling (630) 942-2208. Additional sessions will be added on a rolling basis per demand.
Frequently Asked Questions
- This training program has been approved for funding by the Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA). Check with workNet DuPage for eligibility requirements.
- Through the generous support of the COD Foundation, eligible students may qualify for a scholarship. Scholarships are limited.
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1110, (630) 942-2208
Fax: (630) 942-3785
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