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18 Weeks

PROGRAM LENGTH

$4,000.00*

Pay in full

TUITION

*You can pay as little as $262 per month. For full payment options and different financing plans, including interest rates from external lenders, please talk to our enrollment team.

What Does A Health Unit Coordinator Do?

Health Unit Coordinators perform administrative duties and liaise between patients, nurses, and doctors in healthcare facilities. They have special training for their positions, medical and legal knowledge, and vital customer service and communication skills.  

Health Unit Coordinators can be responsible for many tasks, such as scheduling appointments and procedures, transcribing medical orders, organizing medical files, and helping patients complete medical forms. 

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Where Does A Health Unit Coordinator Work?

Health Unit Coordinators are essential to every healthcare facility and work in hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, and private practice offices. The daily role of a coordinator will include frequent collaboration with other healthcare professionals, along with extensive communication with patients and families. 

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Requirements

High School Diploma or GED

Web browser with internet connection

Course registration & payment

Training Materials Provided

Expert-led video based training

eBook: Health Unit Coordinating

Competency assessments

National Certification exam fee

HEALTH UNIT COORDINATOR

Outcomes

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Health Unit Coordinators are placed under the same umbrella as Medical Secretaries and Administrative Assistants. 

These professionals earn between $29,040 and $53,630, depending on the facility, location, experience, and education. Health unit coordinators are needed in many healthcare organizations and will continue to be an in-demand healthcare role in the future. The BLS predicts employment growth of over 10% by 2031.   

Skills Learned

Students in the Health Unit Coordinator program will spend 18 weeks completing a comprehensive curriculum to master the expertise needed to launch their healthcare administration career successfully. Some of the skills gained include: 

  • Effective communication strategies in a healthcare setting. 
  • Electronic record monitoring and auditing. 
  • Transcription and charting functions. 
  • Understanding of medical terminology and human anatomy. 
  • Executing clinical and non-clinical functions. 

COURSES - 18 WEEKS

Introduction to Human Anatomy and Medical Terminology
Electronic Health Records
Health Unit Coordinating
Professionalism in Allied Health

HEALTH UNIT COORDINATOR JOB POSSIBILITIES

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$29,000 – $52,000
ESTIMATED SALARY

Health Unit Coordinator

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$26,000 – $32,000
ESTIMATED SALARY

Medical Secretary

CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Upon completion of the program, students will be prepared to sit for the Certified Health Unit Coordinator (CHUC) exam and the Certified Electronic Health Record Specialist (CEHRS) exam. 

ISSUING AUTHORITY

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CHUC

Certified Health Unit Coordinator

Earning this national certification demonstrates to future employers that you have mastered the skills and knowledge necessary to work successfully as a Health Unit Coordinator.

CEHRS

Certified Electronic Health Record Specialist

This certification ensures that you understand how to properly handle patient health records.

HEALTH UNIT COORDINATOR PAYMENT OPTIONS

In addition to the following payment options, we offer special corporate volume pricing. Visit the Corporate page for details.

Pay in full using any major credit card, PayPal, or Venmo. Select “credit card” as your payment option.

Apply for PayPal Credit and pay zero interest if your balance is paid in full within 6-months. Complete a quick application and you’ll receive a credit decision within seconds.

Pay for your training with an education loan through Sallie Mae or Meritize.

Complete the course registration process to reserve your seat using one of these options.

 

Many employers have education programs or will pay for continued education! Select “Corporate Invoice” if you need an invoice to process payment through company training tuition assistance/reimbursement plans. 

Download the free brochure below to your HR representative or manager and show them the benefits of gaining additional education!

PROGRAM COMPARISONS

PROFESSIONAL WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT Community College
Program & Tuition Cost
$4,000 average
Up to $20,000
Exam Fees, Books & Materials
Included
Up to $750
Job Ready In
3–6 months
24–48 months
Schedule Flexibility
On-demand 24/7
Set class schedule
Travel Requirements
None: 100% online
On-campus classrooms
Student Support
Personal Advisors: text, call and email access
Professors: scheduled office hours
Career Coaching
Exam-tailor + soft-skill training to build well-rounded careers
Exam-based + prerequisites and electives to meet credit
Content Delivery
3D animations, immersive environments, interactive activities, game-based learning
Professor lectures

MEET YOUR WORKFORCE TRAINING SPECIALIST

April is your Workforce Training Specialist.  She is here to help you understand your program of interest, payment options and succeed!  Get in touch with April to learn more about your program, Union Adventist University and how to achieve your workforce development goals!

FAQ

Students will complete the comprehensive online program over 18 weeks, making you job-ready in just over four months. The program is flexible, allowing for assignments to be completed anytime, from anywhere, 24/7.

Ideal candidates for this online program have excellent communication and critical thinking skills, are able to effectively multitask and are independent self-starters who can make decisions quickly.

Health Unit Coordinators pivot in many directions every day. In addition to supporting physicians and staff, they also assist with processing admissions, transfers and discharges, maintaining medical records and assisting with unit clerical functions.

Health Unit Coordinators often use this training as a stepping stone to other healthcare opportunities, including Unit Clerk, Patient Access Coordinator, Monitor Technician or Scheduling Coordinator.

Interested In Another Program?

Union Adventist University, located in Lincoln, Nebraska, provides the highest quality training in order to best serve students and surrounding communities. Our specialized career training programs provide up-to-date and in-demand skills, preparation and certification, ensuring that everyone who completes our programs is of the highest caliber.