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Health Unit Coordinator

Why Choose the Health Unit Coordinator Program?

Health unit coordinators are an integral and valuable part of the medical team, providing such services as transcribing physicians' orders, scheduling diagnostic studies and appointments for follow-up care, ordering and maintaining supplies, and maintaining clerical and patient records.

Students participate in realistic training in the classroom and clinical settings, learning the competencies needed in communications, human relations, anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, and unit management.

As the communicator for the hospital unit, it is essential that the health unit coordinator has the ability to read, write, understand and speak English, and to speak clearly to communicate instructions, directions, and telephone contacts.

Our Health Unit Coordinator program prepares students to coordinate activities at the nursing unit desk. Health unit coordinators are sometimes referred to as HUC/monitor technicians, patient access technicians, patient assistance coordinators, administrative support partners, front desk receptionists, or scheduling coordinators.


Health unit coordinators function as the communicator for the hospital unit and have to be able to adapt quickly, follow directions, and work well with little or no supervision.

How Long It Takes:

Health Unit Coordinator Certificate: 2 quarters

All program lengths are estimates and are not guarantees.


Potential Careers

Health Unit Coordinator

Health Unit Coordinator Career & Wage Details

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Meet Your Instructors

Vera Elizondo

Bldg 21, Rm 202

Joylene Perez

Bldg 21, Rm 103

Health Unit Coordinator Program Information Sessions usually occur at 3 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month.

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