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.


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.



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




Effective 2023-2024 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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