Health Navigator AAS

Work Force Ready Degrees

 

 Health Navigator Associate of Applied Science 

This two-year Associate of Applied Science degree is designed to provide students with a broad range of advanced skills needed to provide patients and families with services to help them at many points along the health care continuum.

Subject to change without notification. Contact the Health Navigator program office for the most current information.

ADMISSION PROCEDURE

The student must apply for general college admission to Otero Junior College. Applying to OJC is free and can be completed online at: www.ojc.edu/apply_ojc.aspx.

In addition the student is required to:

1. Be a graduate of an accredited high school or equivalent.
2. Pass a background check and drug screen:

a. Practicum facilities require students to complete a drug screen prior to participating in field experience. This will be arranged through the college. Please plan to follow the procedures promptly when notified.
b. Students are required to take and pass the background check available at this web site address: cccs.certifiedbackground.com

Note: The cost of the background check and drug screen is the responsibility of the students and is in addition to the cost of tuition and fees.

Health Navigator Associate of Applied Science

Subject to change without notification. Contact the Health Navigator program office for the most current information..

Community Health Worker Certificate Program & Year 1 to complete Health Navigator AAS Degree

Credits

First Semester  

PBH 100
PBH 101
HWE 111
ENG 121

Introduction to Health Navigation
Health Navigation Principles & Practices I
Health and Fitness
English Composition I
    * If Accuplacer score RC 0-79 and/or SS 0-94 or both, you will need to take a CCR course.

2 credits
3 credits
3 credits
3 credits

CIS 118
HWE 103

Intro to PC Applications
Community First Aid and CPR 
    ** Can be waived with current certification in Adult, Infant, and Child CPR, General First Aid, and AED.

3 credits
1 credit

 

Semester Total

15 Credits

Second Semester  


PBH 102
PBH 103
PSY 101
COM 125
  OR
COM 115
HWE 100
CSL 250

PBH 180


Health Navigation Principles & Practices I
Health Navigation Principles & Practices II
General Psychology I: GT-SS3
Interpersonal Communications
  OR
Public Speaking
Human Nutrition
Motivational Interviewing I
(Hybrid course with 1 week online and 2 days on-campus)
Internship I
(2 credits = 90 hours field work) *Requires a clear background check and urine drug screen before any field experience begins. Students responsible for cost (~$80.20).

3 credits
2 credits
3 credits
3 credits
--
--
3 credits
1.5 credits
--
2 credits


 

Semester Total

Community Health Worker Certificate Program                                     Total                                    

17.5 Credits


32.5 Credits

 

Year 2 to complete Health Navigator Associate of Applied Science Degree

Credits

Third Semester  

PBH  200
PBH  201
PBH 280

BIO 106
 

HPR 178

Health Systems Navigation 
Community Health Focus on Prevention
Internship II
(3 credits = 135 hours field work)
Basic Anatomy & Physiology
(Offered Fall Only)
Medical Terminology

3 credits
2 credits 
3credits
--
4 credits
--
2 credits

 

Semester Total

13 Credits

Fourth Semester  

PBH 204
PBH 205
PBH  281
------
PSY 102
MAT 120 OR MAT 135
OR
SPA 115

Health Communications
Transition to Health Navigation
Internship III
    (3 credits = 135 hours field work)
General Psychology II: GT:SS3
Math for Liberal Arts: GT: MA1 OR Intro to Statistics: GT: MA1
   OR
Spanish for the Professionals I

3 credits
2 credits
3 credits
--
3 credits
4 credits
--
3 credits

 

Semester Total

14 OR 15 Credits

 

Health Navigator Associate of Applied Science Degree

Total 60.5 OR 61.5 Credits

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