ADVANCE YOUR

HEALTH UNIT COORDINATOR

CAREER

The Health Unit Coordinator program is a thorough certification program which will prepare students for an entry-level career in healthcare administration.

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18 Weeks

PROGRAM LENGTH

CHUC, CEHRS

CERTIFICATIONS

$4,000.00

TUITION

ISSUING AUTHORITY

WHAT DOES A HEALTH UNIT COORDINATOR DO?

Health unit coordinators are essential team members who help keep the day-to-day operations of healthcare facilities running smoothly. This role coordinates many non-clinical tasks, including patient relations, inter-department communications, scheduling procedures, and compliance.

After successfully completing the Health Unit Coordinator program, students will be comfortable with best practices in healthcare settings, as well as medical terminology, human anatomy, and physiology. They will also have the preparation needed to expertly carry out administrative responsibilities that include electronic health record audits, transcription, patient information collection, and quality control.

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WHERE DOES A HEALTH UNIT COORDINATOR WORK?

Health Unit Coordinators are an essential part of 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

The demand for Health Unit Coordinators will continue to grow rapidly over the next decade. Many health care facilities will be seeking qualified candidates to provide excellent customer service, support unit functions, and manage quality control.

  • Health Unit Coordinators can expect to earn a starting hourly rate of $16 – $21, according to Salary.com
  • Graduates of the Health Unit Coordinator program will have acquired the skills necessary to work in a variety of healthcare settings, including hospitals and private practices
  • Health Unit Coordinator students will complete the program with a thorough understanding of electronic medical records, human anatomy, medical terminology, and patient processes

Skills Learned

Students in the Health Unit Coordinator program will spend 18 weeks completing a comprehensive curriculum in order to master the expertise needed to successfully launch their healthcare administration career. 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

PROGRAM PREVIEW

HEALTH UNIT COORDINATOR JOB POSSIBILITIES

Health Unit Coordinator

$29,000 – $52,000
ESTIMATED SALARY

Medical Secretary

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$26,000 – $32,000
ESTIMATED SALARY

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. 

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!

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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

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Tracey is your Workforce Training Specialist.  She is here to help you understand your program of interest, payment options and succeed!  Get in touch with Tracey to learn more about your program, Southern 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.

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