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 mgccc.edu/navigator for more information about specific admission requirements.