Certified Health Unit Coordinator

Offered By Meditec and Texas A&M Kingsville

Train for a career as a health unit coordinator and prepare for NAHUC certification. Get started today!

PROGRAM DURATION:
120 hours/6 months
CERTIFICATIONS:
NAHUC
COST:
$2,995

Program Overview

The Health Unit Coordinator is the central figure in a health unit. In this course, we'll prepare you to work as an HUC in a variety of health care settings by training you in information management, communication, medical terminology, critical thinking, and cultural diversity.

By the time you complete this program, you'll be prepared to sit for the National Association of Health Unit Coordinators (NAHUC) certification exam. Program fees include a voucher that covers the cost of your certification exam.

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Program Comparison

  Meditec College Other Online Schools
Program & Tuition Cost $3500 Average Up to $20,000 Average $3,000
Exams Fees, Books & Materials Included Up to $750 Up to $750
Program Completion Time 3-6 months 24-48 months 3-6 months
Tailored Content and Exams Interactive and engaging learning methods to prepare you for your career Resource Library N/A
Schedule/Flexibility 100% online and available 24/7 Set Schedule 100% online and available 24/7
Student Support Student and Peer Support - Text, Call, Email Scheduled Office Hours Support Email

Program Details

In this online, self-paced program, you'll prepare to sit for the NAHUC certification exam and begin a career as a health unit coordinator at a hospital, medical office, or other health care facility.

Before you begin the HUC curriculum, you'll tackle our Medical Terminology course to facilitate communication with patients and medical professionals. You'll learn not only medical terms themselves, but also their application. You'll discover how to recognize prefixes and suffixes used in medical terminology so it's easy to interpret unfamiliar terminology.

As you become familiar with the terminology, you'll learn about the body as a whole, the function of each organ system, and how to differentiate cells, tissues, organs, systems, and cavities.

Once you have the lingo, we'll introduce you to the history of medicine and the health unit coordination role. You'll learn the importance of confidentiality and patient rights and responsibilities, discover how to promote a healthy environment, and become familiar with safety issues.

We'll discuss the legal and ethical considerations of a career in healthcare and walk you through the communication and professional skills you need for success in an office environment.

We'll cover the practicalities of patient records and common processes like admissions, transfers, and discharges. You'll gain knowledge of supplies and service management, and you'll have the opportunity to practice applying critical thinking, medical terminology, and the transcription of orders.

Upon completion of this program, you'll be prepared to sit for the National Association of Health Unit Coordinators (NAHUC) certification exam, using the voucher we'll provide to cover the cost.

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