Health Unit Coordinator

You could help save lives! Now that’s using technology that’s Life.Changing.

Leap into Health Informatics at Indian Hills Community College today!

Campus Online
Entry Term Fall Term
Length of Program 2 Terms (6 Months)
Diploma/Degree  Diploma


It’s a big digital world out there. Luckily, that means there are lots of new jobs in Health Informatics too (especially if you want to help people).  All of the new digital and regulatory changes in the healthcare industry have created the perfect opportunity for you to make your mark. And we’ll help you do it.

It goes without saying that technology has (and still is) rapidly changing the way we look at, and do everything; and healthcare is certainly no exception to that! As healthcare providers focus on patient care, Health Informatics professionals play an increasingly important role in creating and updating patient’s electronic records, reimbursement methodologies, applying relevant legal and compliance concepts, and data analysis and management!

Explore more about each online program and what you will learn depending on the path you choose, below.


About the program

It’s your education. Choose your own path. Each program is completely online. We’ll be with you every step of the way!


Health Unit Coordinator
Diploma - Online

The Health Unit Coordinator program prepares you for a career in a hospital, skilled nursing facility, insurance company, clinic, or health maintenance organization. As a health unit coordinator (unit clerk/secretary), you will provide communication support to nursing service and ancillary departments. You will be an integral part of the patient care team assisting healthcare providers.


What you will learn:
  • Coordinate administrative functions on the nursing unit
  • Maintain patient health information
  • Process patient Computerized Provider Order Entry (CPOE) orders
  • Communicate effectively with patients, clients, family and healthcare team members
  • Practice legal and ethical healthcare principles


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So are you ready to take your education to the next level? Check out additional details about the Health Unit Coordinator below to see how our programs at Indian Hills Community College will help you get a Life.Changing. Career in healthcare!

Annual Reported Program Outcomes - Public reporting of student achievement data:   

RHIT Certification Exam Results 67% [4/6]
Graduation Rate 100% [14/14]
Job Placement Rate (within the field) 89% [8/9]

*Data from 2015 Academic Year/2017 APAR Report


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Not sure if you want to start the Health Unit Coordinator? Maybe you want more details about transferring your associate credits to a four-year school once you’re done?

Don’t stress. Just ask Sarah!

Sarah CottingtonSarah Cottington, Program Director, Health Informatics
Indian Hills Community College

525 Grandview Avenue Ottumwa, Iowa 52501

Phone: (641)683-5163 or (800)726-2585 x5163
Email: [email protected]