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MGCCC to Launch Public Health Technology/Navigator Program in Fall 2022

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College will launch a Public Health Technology/Navigator program in fall 2022. Applications for admission will be taken during spring semester 2022, April 15-July 1.

Health-related navigators work in a variety of settings, including community entities, hospitals, patient-centered medical homes, primary care facilities, and other third-party entities. With employment opportunities and salaries growing across the nation, there is a need for trained patient navigators to assist a growing population to understand an ever-changing health care environment.

The Public Health Technology/Navigator program will focus on health statistics, health promotion, disease prevention, and dietary and community services. Individuals interested in a specialized area of the public health technology health care field are able to focus their studies in Public Health Technology/Navigator, Dietary/Nutritional Navigator or Personal/Family Services Navigator.  By choosing a concentration, the learner will engage in targeted studies and coursework, including an education on the broader and essential underlying principles of the navigator role.

The Public Health Technology/Navigator program offered at MGCCC comprises 60 stackable credit hours that lead to an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree. As a stackable credential program, the learner has the option of earning one or all of the following credentials:

  • Career Certificate – 30 credit hours
  • Diploma – 45 credit hours
  • Associate of Applied Science Degree – 60 credit hours

Openings for the Navigator program are filled based on selective admission. Visit for more information about specific admission requirements.



Written by KMcAdams66


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