Tuesday – December 01, 2015


Health Unit Coordinator
Technical Diploma
School of Health Sciences 
Downtown Milwaukee Campus
Program Code: 30-510-2

For Information:
Downtown Milwaukee Campus, 414-297-MATC

— Health Unit Coordinator is a 16-credit, fast-paced diploma program that focuses on preparing you to coordinate non-direct patient care tasks including order transcription, clerical support functions, extensive customer service interactions, as well as taking direction from physicians, nurses and other allied health professionals. Following the program’s theoretical component, you will apply your skills during the clinical experience.

Personal attributes that will contribute to success as a health unit coordinator include: effective, professional communication and interpersonal skills; maintaining patient confidentiality; conscientious work habits as related to punctuality and attendance; empathy; and the ability to multitask as well as work efficiently and accurately under pressure. 


Career Outlook — Health unit coordinators are valued professionals of the healthcare team and the demand for this profession continues to grow. Graduates may be employed in hospitals, long-term care facilities or clinics. For additional career information, visit www.nahuc.org.  

Added Career Value 
— After earning this diploma, the credits can be applied toward completing the Healthcare Services Management associate degree program. Ask your program advisor for details.

Program Learning Outcomes
 — Employers expect program graduates to:

  • Communicate professionally in the healthcare environment
  • Coordinate health unit operations
  • Integrate the role of the Health Unit Coordinator in the healthcare system
  • Manage client information
  • Transcribe medical orders

Preparation for Admission — This program admits students through a petition selection process. 
Learn more about the petition process

Demonstration of 35 WPM keyboarding skills with no more than three errors is a co-prerequisite to HUC-303.


Possible Careers:
Health Unit Coordinator
Nursing Unit Administrative Assistant
Unit Clerk/Secretary

Related Programs:
Healthcare Services Management
Health Information Technology
Registered Nursing

Start Dates: August/January

Curriculum effective 2014-15.





Medical Terminology *




Healthcare Customer Service *




Introduction to Computing for Healthcare *




Health Unit Coordinator Procedures 1 ‡
(6 Weeks)




Health Unit Coordinator Procedures 2 ‡
(6 Weeks) 




Health Unit Coordinator Clinical ‡
(4 weeks)






* May be taken prior to entering the program.
‡ Prerequisite required.

For class times and locations or to register online, visit INFOnline.


Page updated April 2014.