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Communication Skills for the Healthcare Professional HLTOC 263

About this course

Part of the Pathways in Health for Immigrant Populations Fellowship & Health Navigator Certificate.

The Health Navigator Certificate of Achievement program prepares students with the knowledge, skills, and attributes necessary for obtaining work in the fields of healthcare, public health, and human/social services. Working with case managers and other team members, Health Navigators provide guidance, health assessments, health education, health outreach, and community resource referrals to support a client’s disease management, lifestyle management, and care coordination. They act as a bridge between the patient, the family, the community, the healthcare team, and the healthcare system. This program can be completed within one year, culminating in a Certificate of Achievement upon satisfactory completion of all requirements.

This certificate prepares students for the many careers related to the title ‘Health Navigator,’ including, but not limited to: Community Health Workers, Patient (Care) Navigators, Patient Services Advocate, Patient Service Representatives, Human Service Workers, Community Liaisons, and Community Health Advocates.

Course location

12500 Campus Drive
Oakland, CA 94619
(510) 531-4911


12500 Campus Dr
Oakland, CA 94619
(510) 531-4911

Course cost: $46/credit

How do I register?
For new and returning students, please contact the Transition Liaison/ Project Manager at The Merritt College Transition Liaison will provide guidance to students completing the online admissions application, completing the online financial aid application (FAFSA / CA Dream Act), and help schedule a meeting with a counselor to develop a Student Education Plan (SEP).