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    Florida State College at Jacksonville
  May 31, 2023
2022-2023 Catalog [Aug. 2022-Aug. 2023] 
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Health Navigator Specialist (6370) (T.C.)

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Technical Certificate


The purpose of this program is to train Health Navigators 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.

The Program

The Health Navigator Specialist program is a 31 credit hour college credit certificate. Upon program completion, students will have the technical skills needed to enter the health science career cluster as an entry-level Health Navigator Specialist. 

Students enrolled in the Health Navigator Specialist program learn the fundamental communication skills, leadership skills, human relations and employability skills, principles of health insurance, introduction to computer literacy, health care organization, medical ethics, legal aspects, and advanced technical skills needed to be a successful Health Navigator Specialist. 

A minimum grade of C or higher must be achieved in all professional coursework.

The Career

Health Navigator Specialists help manage a patient’s health care, treatment plan, or stay in a medical facility. Health Navigator Specialists are trained to help support patients and guide them through health care systems. 

Need More Information? Contact:

Health Career Information Center, (904) 713-4545 or

Graduation Requirements

In order to be awarded a technical certificate, 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. Earn minimum prescribed semester hours for the chosen program of study with a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (C) on a 4.0 scale on all courses that apply to the chosen program of study.
  3. 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.
  4. 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 (2022/2023) catalog will be assigned to the degree or certificate requirements in effect during the 2022/2023 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 requirements and/or corequisite courses 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 higher regardless of program of study.


Upon successful completion of the program students may receive articulated College credit toward the Health Navigator (2370) (A.S.)  degree.  See the program description and official articulation agreement for credit award requirements.  Students may pursue one or more certificates to develop or upgrade their skills in a particular field, or pursue the A.S. degree and earn technical certificates while completing the requirements for the degree. Contact an advisor to determine the career education path that is best for you.

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