Dec 12, 2019  
2019-2020 Academic Catalog 
2019-2020 Academic Catalog

Health Navigator, A.A.S.

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Associate of Applied Science | HNPE.AAS | Career Program
CIP Code: 51.2208
Visit Center for Health Studies, Room 1402 or call 301-546-0733 for your faculty advisor


Program Description

The Health Navigator program educates front-line health workers with expertise and experience in assisting individuals and communities to navigate the U.S. community health, health care, and health insurance systems; improve the quality and cultural competence of service delivery; and accomplish personal prevention and health care goals. The curriculum includes coursework in prevention and community health, health care, health insurance/health care financing, and accessing and analyzing health information. An experiential, practice-based education is included in the final semester. Basic written and oral communication skills and fundamental quantitative skills are essential for success and are intrtrated throughout the curriculum.

Graduates of the Health Navigator A.A.S. will be able to:

  • Assist patients, caregivers, and family members in following treatment plans - HLE 2410, HLE 2420, HLE 2520, HIM 1505, HIM 2600, HLE 2560
  • Provide physical, emotional, and social support to patients - HLE 2410, HLE 2510, HLE 2560
  • Direct individuals to needed personal health services - HLE 2410, HLE 2420, HLE 2520, HIM 1505, HIM 2600, HLE 2560
  • Educate individuals about disease prevention -HLE 2410, HLE 2420, HLE 2520, HIM 1505, HLE 2560, HLE 2450
  • Compare/contrast different types of health insurance and health financing - HIM 2511, HIM 2600, HLE 2560
  • Analyze patient’s health insurance information, treatment plans, and related records to promote client’s health and well being - HLE 2420, HIM 2511, HIM 1505, HIM 2600, HLE 2560

General Education Courses

The list of general education courses appears in the General Education List . Some programs recommend or require specific courses to fulfill general education requirements. Please check your program’s sequence of study for this information.

Sequence of Study - Health Navigator A.A.S.

Below are the required courses for your program arranged in a suggested sequence. Please note that the sequence does not include developmental coursework. See Academic Preparation  for the developmental course sequence if applicable to you.

Required Courses (in expected order)

Program Total: 60 Credits


Credit earned at any public institution in the state shall be transferable to any other institution if the:

  • Credit is from a college or university parallel course or program;
  • Grades in the block of courses transferred average 2.00 or higher; and
  • Acceptance of the credit is consistent with the policies of the receiving institution governing students following the  same program. Refer to ARTSYS at and the receiving institution’s catalog to select transferable courses.

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