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Health Unit Coordinator program overview


As a student in the Health Unit Coordinator (HUC) program, you will concentrate on coursework directly related to working in a variety of health care facilities. At HTC you will learn the effective ways of becoming both professional and customer service focused. You will be an important member of a professional health care team in hospitals, extended care facilities or medical offices assisting the nursing staff with the non-clinical clerical tasks. You will gain the skills you need to succeed including learning about the essentials of health care facilities, medical terminology, and processing physician orders. Start here for a career that puts you on the path to success in the health care industry.

Before each term, the HUC program hosts information sessions. Please click on the link below to learn more.

Program information

  • Class Time: Day (Monday - Thursday)
  • Semester: Fall or Spring Semester
  • Campus: Brooklyn Park Campus
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Skills Required

Personal qualities considered essential for this occupation are the ability to be detail oriented with a high degree of accuracy while managing the workload in a very busy environment. The HUC should be able to solve problems logically and critically, be self-motivated, conscientious and demonstrate good customer service skills. HUCs are expected to protect the confidentiality of patient information, demonstrate a high degree of ethics, and exhibit professionalism.

The student is required to complete 112 hours of externship at a clinical site that is assigned to them.

Job Outlook

Health Unit Coordinator graduates are successfully employed in a variety of health care facilities. The industry relies highly on these individuals to keep a nursing unit in order.

Possible job titles may include: 

Health Unit Coordinator, Ward Clerk, Patient Flow Assistant, Unit Operations Coordinator

Employment Outlook Disclosures:

Awards and Certifications

Faculty

DeDe Theroux
763-488-2460
DeDe.Theroux@hennepintech.edu

Industry partners

The advisory committee is comprised of educators, supervisors, human resources representatives and HUC practioners from local health care facilities.

Information sessions

Any student who is thinking of pursuing the Health Unit Coordinator or Nursing Station Technician program should attend one of the selected program information sessions.

During the sessions you will gain additional information, program requirements, and overall layout of the program. Please contact Health Unit Coordinator Faculty Member DeDe Theroux at dede.theroux@hennepintech.edu to reserve a spot.

 Brooklyn Park Campus:

  • September 17th                9am-11am           Room H193
  • September 17th                5pm-7pm             Room H193

 

  • September 24th              9am-11am            Room H193
  • September 24th              5pm-7pm              Room H193

 

  • October 11th                  9am-11am            Room H193          

 

  • October 25th                  9am-11am           Room H231

 

  • November 8th               9am-11am           Room H231

 

  • November 22nd            9am-11am           Room H251

 

  • December 9th               9am-11am          Room H251
  • December 9th               5pm-7pm            Room H251

*Sessions will be held at the Brooklyn Park Campus. If dates and times don’t work with your schedule, please feel free to contact DeDe Theroux (DeDe.Theroux@hennepintech.edu) to set up a date and time that works for you.

Accreditation and Affiliations

HUC Program is aligned with the standards of practice set forth from the National Assosociation of Health Unit Coordinators

HTC Health Unit Coordinator program has affliations with most of the health care facilities in the Twin Cities including Allina Hospitals, Fairview Hospitals and Park Nicollett-Methodist Hospital. Local extended care failities such as Masonic Homes, St. Therese, and Augustana also employ Health Unit Coordinators.

Once the student has graduated from HTC they are eligible to take the National exam to become a Certified Health Unit Coordinator and also become a member of the NAHUC.

Last updated by kohalloran : 2019-11-19 01:49:51