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Health Unit Coordinator (2017-2018)

Technical Diploma
School of Health Sciences / Health Sciences Career Cluster

Downtown Milwaukee Campus
Program Code: Contact an MATC advisor.

For Information: 414-297-6263
Downtown Milwaukee Campus, 414-297-MATC

Overview - Enter the healthcare field in a non-direct patient care role.

This program prepares you for responsibilities such as order transcription, clerical support functions and customer service interactions. Technical courses are offered via flexible hybrid (in-class/online) instructional format.

Personal attributes that will contribute to success in this profession 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 Pathway - You can earn the Healthcare Customer Service certificate on the way to completing this program. After earning the Health Unit Coordinator technical diploma, your credits can be applied toward completing the Healthcare Services Management associate degree. Contact an MATC advisor for information.

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

View gainful employment data about this program

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


Admission Requirements  - This program admits students through a petition selection process.
Learn more about the petition process

Grade C or higher required in HEALTH-101, HEALTH-104 and HEALTH-107

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


Related Programs
Healthcare Customer Service
Healthcare Services Management
Medical Assistant
Registered Nursing

Start Dates: August/January/June

Curriculum effective 2017-18. 

Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements.
( ) = Semester Order for Full-Time Students.




(1)  HEALTH-101

Medical Terminology * ^




(1)  HEALTH-104

Culture of Healthcare * ^




(1)  HEALTH-107

Digital Literacy for Healthcare * ^




(2) HSM-140

Health Unit Coordinator Procedures 1 ‡




(2) HSM-141

Health Unit Coordinator Procedures 2 ‡




(2) HSM-142

Health Unit Coordinator Clinical ‡






‡ Prerequisite required.

^ Counts toward earning the Healthcare Customer Service certificate.

* Must be taken prior to entering the program.

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

Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements.

Page updated October 2017.