The health navigator AS degree trains you for the important roles of health navigator, patient navigator or community health worker.
As a health navigator, you assist the elderly and those who have limited health literacy with accessing and maximizing benefits from community services, clinical care, and health insurance. You may also facilitate access to care and follow-up for patients with complex health issues such as cancer or HIV. Health navigators assist with identifying and enrolling patients in various health insurance plans including ACA Exchanges, Medicaid, Medicare, and disability services.
Health navigators are liaisons between patients, caregivers, and health care providers; they are advocates within a complex health care system to improve patient care.
The coursework includes the opportunity to pursue a Bachelor’s degree in public health, health education or related fields.
This curriculum is from the current college catalog and is meant to provide prospective students an example of courses taken in this degree/certificate. It is not intended to be used for graduation requirements. Students should consult an advisor for graduation information.
Program Required Courses
YEAR I – First Semester
†ENC 1101 English Composition I 3 cr.
†HSA 2117 Health Care Delivery 3 cr.
PSY 2012 General Psychology 3 cr.
STA 2023 Elementary Statistics 3 cr.
YEAR I – Second Semester
†BSC 1005 Biological Foundations 3 cr.
†BSC 1005L Biological Foundations Laboratory 1 cr.
†HSC 1531 Medical Terminology 3 cr.
†AMH 2020 Modern American History or †POS 2041, American Government - 3 cr.
†PHI 1010 Introduction to Philosophy - 3 cr.
YEAR I – Third Semester
†CGS 1107 Introduction to Computers 1 cr.
†SPC 1608 Public Speaking 3 cr.
YEAR II – First Semester
HSC 2400 First Aid. 3 cr.
†HSC 2100 Health Education 3 cr.
†HSC 2660 Health Communications 3 cr.
PHC 2100 Introduction to Public Health 3 cr.
YEAR II – Second Semester
†HSA 2322 Health Insurance 3 cr.
†HSC 2669 Prevention and Community Health 3 cr.
†HSC 2721 Accessing and Analyzing Health Information 3 cr.
*Elective 3 cr.
YEAR II – Third Semester
†HSC 2810 Health Navigator Practicum 4 cr.
*Elective 3 cr.
*Select 6 credit hours from the following list:
†HSA 2010 Issues and Trends in Public Health 3 cr.
†HSC 2130 Sex, Health and Decision Making 3 cr.
†HSC 2561 Care for an Aging Population 3 cr.
†PHC 2040 Foundations in Epidemiology 3 cr.
†PHC 2321 Environmental Concepts in Public Health 3 cr.
†Courses symbolized by a dagger (†) are offered online in addition to the traditional delivery method. Online
availability may vary by academic term.