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 ProgramsHealth Sciences Technology (HSCT)
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.
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
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.
|MCH 104||Comprehensive Medical Terminology *||3||0||3|
|MCH 110||Orientation to Health Records||3||0||3|
|MCH 120||Health Unit Coordinator Training||3||2||4|
|*||May take MCH 101 Medical Terminology 1 and MCH 102 Medical Terminology 2 (minimum grade C for both) in place of MCH 104.|