Health Unit Coordinator

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A health unit coordinator handles the day-to-day administrative duties of a single section of a medical office, hospital, or clinic. Health unit coordinators need to be organized, and aid in billing, transcribing, and scheduling, as well as provide excellent customer service. The Health Unit Coordinator healthcare vocational certificate course at Prairie State College (PSC) provides students with the necessary skills needed to be a certified health unit coordinator.

Upon successful completion of the Health Unit Coordinator healthcare vocational certificate course, students may be eligible to sit for the National Association of Health Unit Coordinators (NAHUC) certification exam.


Health unit coordinators keep their unit flowing and operational. The healthcare vocational certificate course covers how to transcribe doctors’ orders, coordinate workflow for a nursing unit, order necessary lab work, and diets. Students will learn management of information, communication, medical terminology, critical thinking and cultural diversity. Students also will be introduced to processes that involve daily care of legal medical records, retrieving clinical lab results, and understanding patient privacy.

Courses required in this program include Microsoft Office, keyboarding, medical terminology, and health unit coordinator. Upon completing these core classes, students will be provided a vocational healthcare certificate. A textbook is required the first night of class and can be purchased at the Barnes and Noble Bookstore at PSC on the main campus in Chicago Heights.

Health Unit Coordinator

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  • Microsoft Office - (Office 2016) GSVS 089
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In 2014, health unit coordinators average salary was between $22,357 and $40,592 a year. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates that the employment of health unit coordinators is projected to increase by about 36 percent through 2022.

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The Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act (WIOA) has helped many individuals obtain new job skills and training to make them more employable. If you meet the eligibility requirements and funding is available, WIOA may help pay for your tuition, books, and other fees associated with college courses. The Health Unit Coordinator Program is approved for WIOA funding for eligible individuals. For more information on WIOA, call (708) 709-7975.