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Health Unit Coordinator

at Riverland Community College

Program Details

  • Award: Certificate
  • Credits: 21
  • Delivery: Face-to-face where some online courses may be available or required.
  • WIA Certified

About this Program

You will be ready to move into the job market as soon as you complete this short, intensive program. The Riverland Health Unit Coordinator certificate program is designed to prepare students for careers in health care facilities that require a wide range of office and communication skills. Job duties include transcribing doctor's orders, scheduling appointments, diagnostic tests and treatments for clients/patients, managing client/patient charts, monitoring and ordering supplies, and utilizing a variety of communication devices. Our classes emphasize the importance of effective communication skills both in person and by phone with clients/patients, visitors, health care team members and ancillary departments. Experienced instructors offer plenty of personal attention to each student. You will have the opportunity for on-the-job training during an internship course at both hospitals and long-term care facilities. This 144-hour on-site experience is valuable in helping students choose the type of work that is the best fit for their strengths and interests.

Program Locations

  • Riverland Community College, Albert Lea 56007

Labor Market Information

  • Medical Transcriptionists

  • Median wage: $18.91/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Above statewide average
  • Medical Secretaries

  • Median wage: $19.18/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Well above statewide average
  • Medical Records and Health Information Technicians

  • Median wage: $20.67/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Well above statewide average
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Riverland Community College
Riverland Community College
1900 8th Ave. N.W. Austin, MN 55912 Toll-Free: (800) 247-5039 Local: (507) 433-0820 TTY: (800) 627-3529