Health Unit Coordinator: Online Certificate Program

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This program is a great fit for:

Individuals interested in a career in healthcare

Recent high school graduates

Current healthcare workers looking to upskill or grow their career

Gain the skills needed to become the backbone of any healthcare organization. As a Health Unit Coordinator (HUC), you’ll be the master of organization at your hospital or facility, working to promote seamless operations and exceptional patient care. Enroll today and pave the way to a rewarding career in less than 12 months!

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Course length

18 weeks

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Weekly time commitment

15-20 hours

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Health Unit Coordinators act as a liaison between medical staff and patients, which requires a well-rounded skill setthat includes technical knowledge and interpersonal skills. As such, in this program, you’ll learn:

  • How to speak and understand the language of medicine
  • The foundations of human anatomy and physiology
  • How to transcribe doctor's orders and update patient records
  • How to work with patient's electronic health record (EHR) to perform audits and process release requests
  • How to perform the basic collection of patient demographic and insurance information

Upon completion, you’ll also be eligible to sit for your Certified Health Unit Coordinator (CHUC) exam through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA).

Why Choose Siena Heights University?

Siena Heights University’s Workforce Development certificate programs were built to meet the needs of modern-day students. You can start learning as soon as today and be on the path to a fulfilling new career in just a few weeks or months.

Online and self-paced coursework

Affordable tuition

Fulfilling, flexible job opportunities

Industry-leading credentials

Clinicals included (if necessary)

Certificates matched to industry demands

General medical and surgical hospitals are the number one employer for this type of position!

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Is this Health Unit Coordinator Certificate Program right for me? 

  • Do you thrive in a fast-paced environment where multitasking and organizational skills are essential?  
  • Are you detail-oriented with strong administrative and communication abilities?  
  • Do you enjoy working collaboratively with healthcare professionals, patients and their families?  
  • Are you comfortable working with electronic health records and other healthcare software systems (or willing to learn)?  
  • Do you possess strong problem-solving skills and the ability to handle challenging situations with composure?  
  • Are you seeking a career that offers diverse opportunities and the potential for advancement in the healthcare industry?  

Career Paths

Health Unit Coordinator
Hospital Ward Clerk
Medical Secretary
Medical Administrative Assistant
Patient Care Coordinator