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    Florida State College at Jacksonville
   
 
  Aug 13, 2020
 
2020-2021 Catalog [Aug. 2020-Aug. 2021] 
  
2020-2021 Catalog [Aug. 2020-Aug. 2021]

Health Navigator (2370) (A.S.)


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Associate in Science

Mission/Purpose

The mission of the Health Navigator program is to provide the opportunity for students to develop the knowledge, skills, and abilities that will allow them to become competent health navigator professionals.

The Program

The Health Navigator program offers a sequence of courses that provides coherent and rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and careers in the Health Science career cluster.

The curriculum content provides students with technical skill proficiency and includes competency-based applied learning that contributes to the academic knowledge, higher-order reasoning and problem-solving skills needed to be successful health navigators.  Students also explore work attitudes, general employability skills, and occupation-specific skills.

A minimum grade of C or better is required in all professional coursework.

Embedded Certificate(s)

A technical certificate is available within this degree program: Health Navigator Specialist (6370) (T.C.) . Students may pursue the A.S. degree and earn technical certificates while completing the requirements for the degree, or pursue one or more certificates to develop or upgrade their skills in a particular field. Contact an advisor to determine the career education path that is best for you. 

Please note that by being enrolled in this degree program you may automatically meet the requirements for one of the aforementioned technical certificates. If you meet the requirements for a technical certificate, as a result of being enrolled in this degree program, you may automatically be awarded the technical certificate(s) upon meeting their requirements as well. If you choose to opt out of this automatic awarding of a technical certificate please contact an advisor to do so.

The Career

Health Navigators are specially trained to assist individuals with limited health literacy as well as the elderly with accessing the maximum array of benefits from community services, clinical care, and health insurance. They may also facilitate access to care and follow-up for sick and complicated patients with cancer, HIV, and a range of other complex health problems. In addition, Health Navigators can assist with identifying and enrolling patients in various health insurance plans including ACA Exchanges, Medicaid, Medicare, and disability services.

Need More Information? Contact:

Health Career Information Center, (904) 713-4545 or hcic@fscj.edu

More Information Online

Recommended Roadmap for this Program: Coming Soon

Curriculum


General Education Coursework

Credit Hours: 22

Professional Coursework

Credit Hours: 38

A minimum grade of C or better is required for all Professional coursework.

Total Credit Hours: 60

Graduation Requirements


In order to be awarded the Associate in Science degree, students must have met the following requirements:

  1. Fulfill all academic requirements for the chosen program of study as outlined in the Florida State College at Jacksonville catalog and curriculum.
  2. Earned a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (C) at Florida State College at Jacksonville in courses eligible toward the Associate in Science degree programs, excluding developmental education courses (A.S. Florida State College at Jacksonville GPA).
  3. Earned an all-college cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (C) on a 4.0 scale on all courses attempted. This includes Florida State College at Jacksonville college-credit semester hours and transferred credits (excluding developmental education) in lower division courses (All college cumulative).
  4. Complete a minimum of 25 percent of the total hours required for the program in residence at Florida State College at Jacksonville. Credit by examination and credit for prior learning do not count toward this residency requirement.
  5. Complete the required semester hours, as specified by the degree, of which a minimum of 15 semester hours must be General Education requirements.
  6. Earned a grade of a C or better in each course used to satisfy the general education requirements and any other area designated with a C or better requirement.
  7. Fulfill all obligations, financial or otherwise, to the College before graduating.
Note: Students are cautioned to pay particular attention to the following statements.
  • A student's graduation date will be the date of the end of the College term in which the student has fulfilled all academic requirements. (The removal of an incomplete grade does not affect students' graduation dates since the grade change is effective at the end of the term in which the incomplete grade was assigned rather than the term in which the incomplete work was made up.)
  • Students who enter under the (2020/2021) catalog will be assigned to the degree or certificate requirements in effect during the 2020/2021 academic year. The student's assigned catalog year will remain in effect as long as the student maintains continuous enrollment. Changes to requirements as mandated by law or by rule of the District Board of Trustees may supersede this provision.
  • Many courses in this catalog have prerequisite and/or corequisite courses which are listed in the course descriptions. Students are advised to be guided by these requirements.
  • Students who place into developmental education courses are required to complete designated developmental education courses with a grade of C or better regardless of program of study.

Baccalaureate Transfer


This Associate in Science and Associate in Applied Science degree programs are intended primarily for students who desire to complete an Associate in Science degree or an Associate in Applied Science degree and become employed. Students who decide to pursue baccalaureate transfer study must meet certain course and test requirements. For details, refer to the Baccalaureate Transfer Guide at fscj.edu/transferguide.

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