Overview

The Health Unit Coordinator certificate helps students develop marketable skills as entry-level medical clerical workers. Job duties include assembling and maintaining patient charts; processing doctors’ orders; processing admissions, transfers, and discharges; and scheduling diagnostic procedures.

The certificate program includes online coursework covering Health Unit Coordinator procedures and communication skills (about 85% of the program), as well as unpaid, on-site clinical observation at an area healthcare organization.

Related Programs

Health Sciences Technology (HSCT)

Accreditation

The Health Unit Coordinator program meets the standards of education as published by the National Association of Health Unit Coordinators.

Credentialing: Successful completion of the program qualifies students to take the national certification exam for Health Unit Coordinators.

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Career Outlook

Graduates Are Prepared To

  • Perform Health Unit Coordinator duties in a variety of setting, such as hospitals, community health care centers, physician's offices and clinics, long term care facilities, and fitness centers

Representative Job Titles For Graduates

  • Unit Clerk
  • Unit Secretary

Graduate Employment Outlook

Good. Jobs in allied health care are expected to increase.

$12 to $15 per hour

Graduate Starting Salary Projections

Education Options

Transfer History

  • The Health Unit Coordinator Certificate can be used as part of a pathway to an associate's degree in Health Sciences Technology

Representative Co-Op/Clinical/Intern Site

  • This program does not include co-op

Curriculum

Effective 2021-2022 academic year

Health Unit Coordinator Certificate (UMCR)

Program Prerequisites: ENG 085 Applications of College Reading and Writing or appropriate placement test score, IM 105 Keyboarding Skills or appropriate keyboarding score.

Semester 1 Lec Lab Credits
MCH 104 Comprehensive Medical Terminology * 3 0 3
Semester 2
MCH 110 Orientation to Health Records 3 0 3
MCH 120 Health Unit Coordinator Training 3 2 4
Total Credits: 9 2 10

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