Finding True North – Role of the Navigator

Course Dates:

Available any time. No registration required. Click on “Sign In!” to get started. If you don’t have an account with World Education E-Learning, you will need to create one in order to take the course.

Format: Self-Paced

Course Fee: None


This course identifies the types of supports that adult learners need to be truly prepared for college and careers. It introduces the core functions and responsibilities of a Navigator, such as coordinating and providing services that supplement academic instruction – which have been found to aid student persistence and success. It also introduces the core competencies of effective Navigators, advising approaches and styles, and Navigator program design elements to consider. This course is a prerequisite for the facilitated Navigating Pathways to Opportunity course.

Estimated Completion Time: 3 hours

Completion Requirements:

Read the presented materials and successfully complete the quiz.

Certificate for Completion: Yes

Course Development:

The National College Transition Network (NCTN) at World Education, Inc. initially offered this course for the Accelerating Opportunity initiative. The course was developed by the NCTN with support from the Joyce Foundation and in collaboration with Jobs for the Future, Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, and Minnesota FastTRAC.

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