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Medical Unit Coordinator
Technical Competency Area

The Medical Unit Coordinator Program provides students with one semester training in the basic skills and knowledge necessary to perform basic clerical/office skills in the medical office or medical unit setting.

Specific Requirements:

Students pursuing the Technical Competency Area in Medical Unit Coordinator must first meet College admission requirements. The Medical Unit Coordinator Program includes didactic and laboratory courses. The students must show competency in reading through ACT, placement testing, or by enrolling in READ 099 during the first semester.

Upon successful completion of the courses in the Medical Unit Coordinator curriculum, the student will receive the Technical Competency Area in Medical Unit Coordinator. A national certification examination is offered through the National Association of Health Unit Coordinators.

The Medical Unit Coordinator requires basic knowledge and understanding of medical records, medical legal issues, patient skills, medical terminology, and computer skills. The areas of training include the following:

  • Receptionist duties
  • Ordering supplies, tests, therapies by phone, requisition, or computer
  • Preparing and updating reports
  • Preparing and maintaining medical charts
  • Computer usage
  • Communications skills and problem solving
  • Processing paperwork for admitting, discharging or transferring patients

Required courses for Technical Competency Area in Medical Unit Coordinator:

  Hours
ALHT 109: Health Care Systems/Safety 2
ALHT 105: Medical Ethics and Law 3
CIS 105: Introduction to Computer Concepts 3
MOS 206: Medical Office Procedures 3
ZLGY 110: Medical Terminology 3
Total credits for Technical Competency Area in Medical Unit Coordinator 14

All courses must be completed with at least a grade of "C" in each class to receive the Technical Competency Area in Medical Unit Coordinator from BPCC.

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