Health Unit Coordinator Certificate

San Diego Continuing Education
Online - Scheduled Course
Feb 1, 2021 - May 31, 2021


This certificate program is composed of two courses. The first course provides instruction in the definition and pronunciation of basic medical terms and vocabulary used in the health care industry. Medical terminology will be taught using an anatomy and systems approach and will include the use of prefixes and suffixes. Students will learn terminology related to diseases, laboratory tests, imaging, surgical and treatment procedures, and basic terms related to specialized areas of medicine.

The second course provides instruction on the responsibilities for the coordination of non-clinical activities related to patient care and the department (unit). Topics include overview of the healthcare industry, scheduling diagnostic tests and treatments, assisting with processing of orders, maintaining an organized unit, managing medical charts, supplies, equipment, and workflow in the health care setting. Communication skills and soft skills necessary to interact with patients, visitors, healthcare workers, and other healthcare professionals are integrated throughout the course.

Course Benefits:
  • Live face-to-face classes
  • Collaborative project-based learning
  • 24-hour tutoring
  • Live counseling available
  • 24-hr library services
  • Career Counseling
  • Professional development
  • High quality professionally designed courses
  • No textbook fees
Eligibility Criteria

Required Skills: 

  • 9th grade reading level and the ability to communicate effectively in English
  • Basic keyboarding and computers skills
  • Ability to use common office software
Jobs & Careers
Medical Records & Health Information Technicians
Medical & Health Services Managers

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