Health Unit Coordinator and Nursing Station

Health Unit Coordinator

Category: Health

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Program Description

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 Hennepin Tech 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.

Program Information


Class Time: Day
Semester: Fall or Spring
Campus: Brooklyn Park

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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.


Wage and Job Outlook information for this program are available at CAREERwise. Positions are available as Health Unit Coordinators (HUC), Patient Care Technicians (PCT), Nursing Station Technician (NST) and Unit Coordinators (UC) in hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, doctor’s offices, insurance companies and other healthcare settings. Graduates are eligible to sit for the National Association of Health Unit Coordinators (NAHUC) certification exam and the Nursing Assistant state examination.

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