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Health Unit Coordinator Certificate (UCMR)


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 published by the National Association of Health Unit Coordinators. Completion of the program qualifies students to take the national certification exam for Health Unit Coordinators.

Health Unit Coordinator Certificate - Admission Information

National Association of Health Unit Coordinators Vision, Values, & Objectives

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Employment Options

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 Starting Salary Projections

$12/hour to $15/hour

Employment Outlook

Good, jobs in allied health care are expected to increase

Education Options

Strong Transfer History

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


Effective 2019-2020 academic year

Health Unit Coordinator Certificate (UMCR)

Program Prerequisites: AFM 095 Foundations of Basic Algebra or appropriate placement test score, IM 105 Keyboarding Skills or appropriate keyboarding score, and MCH 101 Medical Terminology 1 or MCH 104 Comprehensive Medical Terminology (minimum grade C for either).

Semester 1 Lec Lab Credits
MCH 102 Medical Terminology 2 2 0 2
MCH 110 Orientation to Health Records 3 0 3
MCH 120 Health Unit Coordinator Training 3 2 4
Total Credits:   8 2 9

The letters G, B, and T (displayed after course titles or elective descriptions) identify types of courses required by the Ohio Department of Higher Education as part of an associate’s degree curriculum.
G = General Education course in this curriculum
B = Basic Skills course in this curriculum
T = Technical course in this curriculum


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