b'Public Health Technology/Navigator The Public Health Technology/Navigator Concentration program offered at MGCCC is composed of 61 stackable credit hours that lead to an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree. Individuals interested in a specialized area of the public health technology healthcare field are able to focus their studies in one of three concentrations: Public Health Technology/Navigator Dietary/Nutritional Navigator Personal/Family Services NavigatorEach concentration provides a closer look at three important areas of the Navigator program. 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. Providing three (3) unique concentrations also enables the learner to gain experience in one or more areas that closely relate to the desired career choice.As a stackable credential program, the learner has the option of earning one or all of the following credentials: Career Certificate30 credit hours Diploma45 credit hours Associate of Applied Science Degree61 credit hours (Jefferson Davis Campus) Fall Entry The Public Health Technology/Navigator program at MGCCC offers three distinct concentrations in the area of Public Health, Nutrition, and Community. Each area of concentration enhances added skillsets in patient care and patient-care services.Health Navigator, a term that has gained considerable attention since the passage of the Affordable Care Act in 2010, is used across the country in healthcare and academia to describe healthcare jobs and academic degree and certificate programs meeting several health care related job descriptions. The term has been used in the 2014 document Community Colleges and Public Health Report funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.Health related Navigators work in a variety of settings, including but not limited to: community, hospitals, PCMH (patient-centered medical home), 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 navigate an ever-changing health care environment. The Public Health Technology/Navigator program begins each Fall semester, and supplemental applications are due between May 15th and July 1st.If deadline falls on a weekend, holiday, or college closing, the deadline is 5:00 p.m. on the next college business day. If you have questions about the application process, contact an Enrollment Specialist. Apply for Public Health Technology/Navigator Admission Procedure 1.Apply and become accepted to Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. You can apply to MGCCC online. 2.Submit copies of official transcripts of all schools attended to the Office of Admissions. All transcripts must be reviewed by the Office of Admission for determination of course credits. 3.Meet all Academic Requirements (listed below) and complete any program pre-requisites or Entry Requirements. 4.Register for and successfully complete Core Courses/Prerequisites (maintaining a 2.0 GPA) 215'