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Health Unit Coordinator Overview

Health Unit Coordinator

Career/Program Overview

The Health Unit Coordinator major is designed to prepare students for a career in a health care facility. The Health Unit Coordinator is a non-clinical member of the health care team responsible for performing duties related to scheduling medical appointments, monitoring and ordering supplies and equipment needed for patient care, transcribing physician orders, and maintaining a professional level of communication with clients, visitors and staff. Employment may be found in hospitals, nursing homes, clinics and other health care facilities. 


Coursework involves introductory level courses in medications, and medical terminology. Health Unit Coordinator specific job related duties and expectations will be the focus of Introduction to Health Unit Coordinating, Station Procedures I and II, and Communications. General education courses include English, keyboarding and basic computer.  An eight-week internship at a local healthcare facility provides students with an opportunity for application and guided practice of the skills they have acquired in the classroom. 

Program/Degree Options

Upon completion of RCTC’s Health Unit Coordinator program, graduates earn a Certificate.  The program is

27 - 28 credits in length.

Program Start Date(s)

Health Unit Coordinator courses are offered both spring and fall semesters. Students may start the HUC program either semester.  Full-time and part-time enrollment options are available.  A full-time student would be able to complete the program in two semesters.

Career Opportunities/Information

Career opportunities exist with hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, and a variety of other medical offices that utilize clerical support.  With further education and work experience, supervisory positions are often available typically in non-clinical areas.


The Higher Learning Commission accredits Rochester Community and Technical College.

For additional information on the most current list of RCTC program articulations see us at:.

Additional Information

Program Website: www.rctc.edu/program/huc
Program Plan: www.rctc.edu/catalog/programs
More Information: www.rctc.edu/contact

Gainful Employment Programs

The U.S. Department of Education's (USDE) gainful employment regulations require disclosure of certain program information for programs that lead to certificates or diplomas and are financial aid eligible.

The most current RCTC gainful employment nformation can be found at:  http://www.rctc.edu/catalog/programs.

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Overview content updated: 2017-04-17
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