Health Unit Coordinator Certificate
Area of Study: Health Information Management
Degree/Certificate: Short Term Certificate
If you are not already an active Tri-C student, you must first apply to the college.
A student pursuing the Health Unit Coordinator Certificate must be eligible to enter into English 1010 (College Composition I) and must complete MA 1020 (Medical Terminology I). An Academic Advisor can approve registration into the Health Unit Coordinator course sequence once these requirements are met. Consult with a Tri-C Academic Advisor to determine if these required placement levels have been met or if additional coursework is necessary.
Upon completion of all courses in the program sequence, a student should complete a Petition for Degree/Certificate form and submit it to any Tri-C Enrollment Center.
A Health Unit Coordinator (HUC) is an essential member of a healthcare team with nonclinical responsibilities who manages all nonclinical tasks on hospital nursing units. Responsibilities of HUC include coordinating the activities of the nursing staff, doctors, hospital diagnostic departments, patients, and the visitors to the nursing unit.
Health Unit Coordinator skills include:
- Transcribing physician orders for patient treatment
- Preparing patient charts
- Maintaining statistical reports
It is one of the more key positions on the nursing unit. Health Unit Coordinators may also be employed in emergency departments, doctor's offices, clinics, ambulatory surgery centers and long-term care facilities to assist the nursing staff with clerical duties related to patients health records and coordination of treatment.
For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit our website at, www.tri-c.edu/gainfulemployment