The health navigator certificate prepares you to assist those with limited health literacy. Health navigators are specially trained to help people who may have a hard time managing their healthcare and accessing the maximum array of benefits from community services, clinical care, and health insurance. As a health navigator, you may also facilitate access to care and follow-up services for patients with cancer, HIV, and a range of other complex health problems.
Coursework focuses on public health, health communication, prevention and community health, healthcare delivery, health insurance and health information.
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.
CCC.HLTH.NAV (31 Credit Hours)
Program Required Courses
YEAR I – First Semester
†HSA 2117 Health Care Delivery 3 cr.
†HSC 2100 Health Education 3 cr.
†HSC 2660 Health Communications 3 cr.
PHC 2100 Introduction to Public Health 3 cr.
YEAR I – 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 I – 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 with a dagger (†) are offered online in addition to the traditional delivery methods. Online availability may vary by academic term.
NOTE: Coursework may be applied to the two-year Health Navigator AS.