Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Major: 5896
First Term: 2018 Fall   
Award: CCL  
Total Credits: 36
CIP Code: 51.1504
Occupational Area: Health Science

Instructional Council: Allied Health (51)
GPA: 2.0
SOC Code: 21-1094.00

Description: The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Integrated Public Health: Patient Navigator 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.

Required Courses
IPH101 Introduction to Public Health 3
ASB100 Introduction to Global Health 3
SPA117 Health Care Spanish I 3
+SPA118 Health Care Spanish II 3
+IPH201 Introduction to Epidemiology 3

+MAT206 Elements of Statistics 3 OR
+PSY230 Introduction to Statistics 3 (3)

HES210 Cultural Aspects of Health and Illness 3 OR
HCR230 Culture and Health 3 (3)

FON241 Principles of Human Nutrition 3
COM270 Health Communication 3
IPH105 Introduction to Patient Navigation 3
+HTM150 Introduction to Healthcare IT and Systems 3
+IPH275 Patient Navigator Practicum 3

Credits: 36

Program Competencies
1. Describe the dynamics of individual, community, and organizational health infrastructure and how clients access care and services. (IPH105, IPH275)
2. Identify and explain key issues facing community public health professionals. (ASB100, IPH101, IPH105, IPH275)
3. Assess the social, cultural, and behavioral factors that impact in health and heath care. (ASB100, HES210, HCR230, IPH105, IPH275).
4. Use effective care coordination and transition management methods in acute care and ambulatory care in community settings. (FON241, IPH105, IPH275)
5. Facilitate client-centered care that is compassionate, appropriate, and effective for the promotion of health. (FON241, IPH105, IPH275)
6. Use interpersonal and presentational communication skills that promote supportive collaborative relationships with clients, families, and health professionals and that result in an effective exchange of information. (COM270, IPH275, SPA117, SPA118)
7. Use appropriate technology to deliver healthcare services to the community. (HTM150)
8. Design assessments and use the data to improve collaboratively the navigation process. (IPH201, IPH275, MAT206, PSY230)
9. Exhibit behaviors and conduct that reflect safe, legal, and ethical practice. (FON241, IPH105, IPH275)
10. Implement strategies to improve health outcomes for an individual and/or community. (FON241, IPH105, IPH275)
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: February 27, 2018

All information published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.