The Health Navigator Certificate of Achievement program prepares students with the knowledge, skills, and attributes necessary for obtaining work in the fields of healthcare, public health, and human/social services. Working with case managers and other team members, Health Navigators provide guidance, health assessments, health education, health outreach, and community resource referrals to support a client's disease management plan, lifestyle for health management, and care coordination. They act as a bridge between the patient, the family, the community, the healthcare team, and the healthcare system. This program can be completed within one year, culminating in a Certificate of Achievement upon satisfactory completion of all requirements.
Program Learning Outcomes:
1.Demonstrate job readiness by conducting a client-centered interview and applying health navigator core competencies, emotional intelligence, and effective communication skills to clients with diverse backgrounds and barriers to care.
2.Demonstrate job readiness by conducting a client-centered interview using metrics/data for validating value-added services and providing community resources and social service referrals to support formerly incarcerated clients, survivors of trauma, and/or clients with chronic conditions.
The projected number of students that will earn the certificate is 20-25, once the certificate program is established and all courses are offered.
The goal of the Health Navigator program is to provide quality instruction within a comprehensive curriculum for students to earn a Certificate of Achievement and to obtain gainful employment in healthcare, public health, or the social/human services fields.
Students must complete the following courses with a grade of "C" or better to earn the Health Navigator Certificate of Achievement:
TOTAL: 17 units
(Y1 or S1)
|HTLOC 150||Introduction to Health Care Careers||2||S1|
|HTLOC 101||Medical Terminology||3||S1|
|HTLOC 263||Communication Skills for the Healthcare Professional||3||S1|
|HTLOC 260||Emotional Intelligence||2||S2|
|HTLOC 261||Health Navigator I||2||S2 |
|HTLOC 262||Health Navigator II; prereq. HTLOC 261: Health Navigator I||3||S3|
|HTLOC 264||Chronic Condition Management; prereq. HTLOC 101: Medical Terminology||2||S3|