Baker College of Muskegon Offers Health Unit Coordinator Certificate Program

May 22, 2012

Baker College of Muskegon is offering a new Health Unit Coordinator (HUC) certificate program to individuals who would like to become an important and highly trained member of a health care team.

“The Health Unit Coordinator is a relevant part of the health care team, as he or she, under the supervision of nurses or ward supervisors, is responsible for the administrative duties in a patient care unit in a hospital or other health care facility,” said Eric Surge, Baker College of Muskegon Dean of Health Sciences. “The HUC also interacts with family members and other visitors, so learning interpersonal skills are very important in this position. According to a survey of regional health care employers, Health Unit Coordinators can expect to earn between $20,000 and $35,000 per year, depending on location, certification and years of experience.”

The Health Unit Coordinator program at Baker College of Muskegon includes specific instruction in receiving and directing visitors, transcribing medical and nursing orders, preparing requisition forms, scheduling patient appointments and procedures, and monitoring patients and personnel. The program also includes Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) training. Baker’s HUC program is based on National Association of Health Unit Coordinators (NAHUC) standards.

Graduates of the program will be eligible to take the Michigan CNA licensure exam and the NAHUC certification exam.

For more information about the Baker College of Muskegon Health Unit Co ordinator certificate program, please contact the admissions department at 231.777.5200.

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