Offered Online Only
The Health Unit Coordinator program is a six-month (two-term) program that begins in the Fall and Spring terms of each year. This program is offered online. This program prepares the graduate to be employed in a Medical/Surgical unit of a hospital, a skilled nursing facility, insurance company, clinic or a health maintenance organization. The health unit coordinator (unit clerk/secretary) works closely with health professionals providing communication support to nursing service and ancillary departments in the collection and dissemination of patient data. Students successfully completing program and graduation requirements will receive a diploma. Graduates of this program are eligible to take the Certification Examination of the National Association of Health Unit Coordinators, Inc. (NAHUC). Upon successful completion of the Examination, the graduate becomes a Certified Health Unit Coordinator (HUC).
To enroll, complete an IHCC application, submit high school transcripts or High School Equivalency Diploma scores and take one of the following: ACT, SAT, or ACCUPLACER test. Testing may be scheduled by calling the IHCC Testing Center at (641) 683-5142 or (800) 726-2585, ext. 5142.
Criminal background, drug screening, and dependent adult and child abuse record checks are required prior to the beginning of practicum courses.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Possess the knowledge, skills and attitudes required of an entry level Health Unit Coordinator.
- Communicate effectively with clients, family and health care team members.
- Adhere to ethical and legal principles in relation to standards of practice.
- Demonstrate accountability for professional behavior, development and growth.
- Use written documentation that is concise and grammatically correct.
Program Total: 21 Credits