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Health Unit Coordinator

Health Unit Coordinators function as the point people for secretarial, clerical and receptionist duties, and perform a wide range of these duties in support of the medical unit's operations. These include the management and storing of patient information, the assembly of patient charts and the care and maintenance of various supplies.

Unit clerks also maintain communication between doctors, nurses, administrators, other hospital personnel, patients, and family members.

 

Prerequisites:

1. Background Check    2.TABE Test Results
3. Adivsor Approval       4. Full Payment  
5. Immunizations           6. High School Diploma or GED

Estimated Cost of the Program

Item

Cost

Tuition and Fees:

$420

 Book

$115

 

 

Total:

$535

* Texas Public Education Grant (TPEG) Financial Aid is available.
Applications are available at the Amarillo College West Campus, Building A, Room 106, 6222W. 9th, Amarillo, Texas
 

Job Outlook

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment for health unit coordinators is expected to increase 12 percent nationally through 2020. This is driven by the rapid growth of the healthcare industry. Overall, the majority of job openings will result from the need to replace workers who leave these occupations.*

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition, Massage Therapists, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/Office-and-Administrative-Support/Secretaries-and-administrative-assistants.htm

 

Program Length

Approximately 4 months

Curriculum

All classes are held in the evening.

Course ID

Class

Class Dates

Days

Times

HUWC 1003-2001

Health Unit Coordinator

01/26 - 05/20
 

MW
 

5:30pm - 9:30pm
 

R=Thursday, U=Sunday (example: TR=Tuesday/Thursday: SU=Saturday/Sunday)

Registration

In-Person Registration only

Amarillo College

Continuing Healthcare
West Campus
Building A
Room 106
6222 W. 9th Street
Amarillo, Texas 79106

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


 

 


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