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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 Wellness
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 102
COM 125
HWE 100
CSL 250


PBH 180


Health Navigation Principles & Practices I
Health Navigation Principles & Practices II
General Psychology II: GT-SS3
Interpersonal Communications
Human Nutrition
Motivational Interviewing I
(Hybrid course with 1 week online and 2 days on-campus)
Internship I
(2 credits = 90 hours field work 1 credit = 15 hours seminar) *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
--

3 credits



 

Semester Total

Community Health Worker Certificate Program                                     Total                                    

18.5 Credits


33.5 Credits

 

Year 2 to complete Health Navigator Associate of Applied Science Degree

Credits

Third Semester  

PBH  200
PBH  201
PBH 280

BIO 104
HPR 178

Health Systems Navigation 
Community Health Focus on Prevention
Internship II
(3 credits = 135 hours field work)
Biology: A Human Approach: GT-SC1
Medical Terminology

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

 

Semester Total

14 Credits

Fourth Semester  

PBH 204
PBH 205
PBH  281
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SOC 101
ELECTIVE

Health Communications
Transition to Health Navigation
Internship III
    (3 credits = 135 hours field work)
Intro to Sociology I: GT:SS3
Choose from the approved elective list below

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

 

Semester Total

14  Credits

 

Health Navigator Associate of Applied Science Degree

Total 61.5 Credits

APPROVED ELECTIVE LIST:  

COM 115
MAT 120
MAT 135
PSY 101
SOC 102
SPA 115
SPA 101

Public Speaking
Math for Liberal Arts: GT-MA1
Intro to Statistics: GT-MA1
General Psychology l: GT-SS3
Intro to Sociology II: GT-SS3
Spanish for the Professionals I
Conversational Spanish I

3 credits
4 credits
3 credits
3 credits
3 credits
3 credits
3 credits

 

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