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Integrated Public Health: Health Navigation

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Integrated Public Health: Health Navigation program is designed to prepare individuals for entry-level employment as health navigators or community health workers. It is designed to prepare students for employment in a variety of health industries, including public health, clinics, hospitals, insurance companies, and a variety of non-profit agencies that serve the community. Students will be exposed to how to identify appropriate health resources and services for clients and to communicate with diverse populations. In addition, students will study in depth a variety of insurance coverage and government programs to help their clients optimize the benefits and resources available to them.

Details

Academic Career
Credit
Degree/Certificate Type
Career and Technical Certificate
Academic Plan
Certificate of Completion (CCL)
Academic Plan Code
5896
Total Credits Required
23
Catalog Year
2020-2021
What You’ll Learn

This pathway map will help you gain the expertise needed to:

  1. Describe the dynamics of individual, community, and organizational health infrastructures.
  2. Discuss local, regional, national, and global population health and health disparities.
  3. Identify and explain key issues facing community public health professionals.
  4. Communicate effectively with the health care team, diverse client populations, and their families.
  5. Assess the social, cultural, and behavioral factors in health.
  6. Incorporate evidence-based health care practices into the assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of health education interventions and public health programs.
  7. Exhibit behaviors and conduct that reflect safe, legal, and ethical practice.
  8. Provide information and refer clients based on the identified barriers and needs to appropriate resources and services available to the client.
  9. Describe the role of prevention and community collaborations in promoting healthy communities.
  10. Implement strategies to improve health outcomes for an individual and/or community.
  11. Use effective care coordination and transition management methods in acute care and ambulatory care in community settings.
  12. Facilitate client-centered care that is compassionate, appropriate, and effective for the promotion of health.
Career Opportunities

Successful completion of this program may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Arizona-based annual median wages* for this program. Education requirements vary for the occupations listed below, so you may need further education or degrees in order to qualify for some of these jobs and earn the related salaries. Please visit with an academic advisor and/or program director for additional information.

* Wage information sourced from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2018.
Admission Criteria

Formal application and acceptance into the program.
Arizona Department of Public Safety Level one fingerprint clearance card required.
Able to meet background check drug screening, health and immunization requirements.

Course Sequence by Term

The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:

  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Initial course placement is determined by current district placement measures and/or completion of 100-200 level course and/or program requirements.
  • Degree and transfer seeking students may be required to successfully complete a MCCCD First Year Experience Course (FYE) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. Courses include AAA/CPD150, AAA/CPD150AC, CPD104, and AAA115/CPD115. Course offerings will vary by college. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.
  • Students should meet with an academic advisor about any concerns that may affect course enrollment.

Full-time Sequence

Full-time status is 12 credits to 18 credits per semester.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
IPH101 Introduction to Public Health Critical course Gateway course 3
IPH105 Introduction to Patient Navigation 3
HES210 or
HCR230
Cultural Aspects of Health and Illness or Culture And Health C, G 3
COM270 Health Communication 3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
HCC146 Common Medical Terminology for Health Care Professionals 2
SPA117 Health Care Spanish I 3
IPH275 Patient Navigator Practicum 3
FON241 Principles of Human Nutrition SG 3
FON241LL Principles of Human Nutrition Laboratory SG 1

Part-time Sequence

Part-time status is 11 credit hours or less.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
IPH101 Introduction to Public Health Critical course Gateway course 3
HES210 or
HCR230
Cultural Aspects of Health and Illness or Culture And Health C, G 3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
IPH105 Introduction to Patient Navigation 3
COM270 Health Communication 3

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
HCC146 Common Medical Terminology for Health Care Professionals 2
FON241 Principles of Human Nutrition SG 3
FON241LL Principles of Human Nutrition Laboratory SG 1

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
SPA117 Health Care Spanish I 3
IPH275 Patient Navigator Practicum "Must be taken in the last semester and have permission of the instructor
Student must have a level one fingerprint clearance and have completed background check"
3
Program Area Key
Disclaimer

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses required within the program.

Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.

View MCCCD’s program website for the Certificate of Completion in Integrated Public Health: Health Navigation (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm?id=137229).

At Maricopa, we strive to provide you with accurate and current information about our degree and certificate offerings. Due to the dynamic nature of the curriculum process, course and program information is subject to change. As a result, the course list associated with this degree or certificate on this site does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If you are interested in pursuing this degree or certificate, we encourage you to meet with an advisor to discuss the requirements at your college for the appropriate catalog year.

Other Versions

The pathway map presented above is for the current catalog year and is the intended pathway map for new students. Other versions of this pathway map from different catalog years are available below:

Catalog YearEffective Dates
2019-20205/28/2019 – 5/25/2020