Health Unit Coordinator

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Program Information

  • Location: Online Campus
  • Pathway: Healthcare
  • Program Code: 30-510-2
  • Offering: Online
  • Degree Type: Technical Diploma
  • Start Dates: August/January/June

About the Health Unit Coordinator Diploma


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 online instructional format only.

Health unit coordinator has been named the No. 1 in-demand profession for past three years (2019, 2020, 2021), according to the Wisconsin Technical College System. 

You can earn the Healthcare Customer Service certificate on your way to completing this diploma. Your credits can be applied to completing the Healthcare Services Management associate degree.

Additional program details: 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.



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Healthcare Services Management

Demonstrate leadership skills, manage support staff, and ensure efficient healthcare organizational workflows according to prescribed quality standards with the abilities attained through this program. All courses are offered via online format.

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Healthcare Customer Service

This certificate includes instruction in medical terminology, healthcare computing and the customer service skills related to working in a healthcare setting. Students earning this certificate will be prepared for entry-level customer service positions in the healthcare industry.

Detailed Program Information

2022-23 Curriculum

Course Course Name Credits

Written Communication ‡
(or) ENG-201 English 1 ‡
HEALTH-101 Medical Terminology * ^ 3
HEALTH-104 Culture of Healthcare * ^ 2
HEALTH-107 Digital Literacy for Healthcare * ^ 2
HSM-130 Health Services Coordination 1 ‡ 3
HSM-131 Health Services Coordination 2 ‡ 3
HSM-132 Health Services Applications ‡ 3



‡ Prerequisite required.
* Must be taken prior to entering the program.
^ Counts toward earning the Healthcare Customer Service certificate.

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

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Important Dates

Deadlines and important dates can be found on:
Cost & Aid Deadlines

Also, you can find dates and deadlines on the MATC Calendar

Program Outcomes

  • Manage multiple sources of client information
  • Function as an integrated member of the healthcare team
  • Coordinate operational processes
  • Communicate professionally utilizing multiple modalities
  • Process healthcare orders

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

Possible Careers

Health Unit Coordinator
Nursing Unit Administrative Assistant
Healthcare-Related Clerical/Administrative Support Professions

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



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Last updated: 03/31/2022