Health Unit Coordinator student.

Health Unit Coordinator

16-credit Technical Diploma

This program is not currently accepting new applications for admission.

Health unit coordinators are responsible for keeping a department running smoothly. They are a vital communication link between all service departments: physicians, nurses, ancillary staff, patients and visitors. They are also responsible for maintaining patient and unit records, ordering supplies and services, transcribing physician orders and requesting physician-ordered diagnostic tests and treatments from various departments and hospitals. In this program, learn to coordinate the functions of the patient care unit; develop skills to become a more effective communicator; and gain basic introductory knowledge of laboratory, radiology and surgical exams.

  • Prepare for jobs such as clinical systems communicator, unit clerical coordinator, medical receptionist or health unit coordinator.
  • Clinical experiences provide technical, hands-on learning in real-world settings.
  • Incoming students may earn credit for prior learning for specific high school health courses.
  • Wages of recent graduates per Graduate Follow-up Report
    • Three-year Avg. Salary for Full-time Related Employment: $23,733

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Program Code 30-510-2

Required Courses

Traditional Option

Pathway Option

In traditional option programs, students register for and take a set number of courses each semester, usually five or six. Classes are scheduled throughout the day, and sometimes at night or on weekends, and completed in a conventional manner - two semesters each year.

Generally, most courses are taken on campus in a traditional face-to-face classroom setting. Many students who opt for the traditional college option are those who recently completed high school and those who do not hold full-time jobs.

Completing degree and diploma programs in a traditional manner generally takes one to two years, depending on number of credits and type of program; other completion option programs may be structured differently.

First Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 510-301 Health Unit Coordinator Proc 13  
 510-302 Health Unit Coordinator Proc 23  
 510-303 Health Unit Coordinatr Clinicl3  
 501-101 Medical Terminology3 *
 501-107 Digital Literacy Healthcare2 *
 501-104 Culture of Healthcare2 *
Total Semester Credits
+ (Proficiency Exam Available)
* (Prerequisites or substitutes may apply to this class.)

Not required for graduation Required for Graduation

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Credit Transfer Opportunities

WCTC has agreements with local high schools and various four-year colleges and universities that enable students to transition more seamlessly from high school to WCTC to four-year colleges. Transcripted credit agreements provide high school students the opportunity to take WCTC courses at their high schools. Agreements with four-year colleges enable WCTC graduates in selected programs to transfer credits, often at junior-level standing. Agreements currently in place for this program are listed below.

There are no credit transfer agreements for this program at this time. For more information, contact your academic advisor.

UW-System Credit Transfer

If you are interested in attending a UW-campus, you should contact a transfer representative at the campus you plan to attend. You may also check credit transfer agreements between WCTC and the UW System to tell you which specific courses and general education classes may be accepted.

Important Cautionary Note:
This information is intended as a general description. Please verify the availability and details of the program that interests you with the transfer coordinator at the receiving institution.