AHEA 110 Health Unit Coordinator I • 5 Cr.


First in a series of courses that focus on the skills needed to become a Health Unit Coordinator. Includes certification requirements, basic data entry, proper workplace behavior, and basic office procedures. Application of these skills will be done in a lab setting. Prerequisite: Prerequisite: Placement by assessment into ENGL& 101, or completion of ENGL 092 or 093 with a C or better. Successful completion of AHE 100, 110, 120; Health 145; AHEA 100, 102, 104 and 106 with a C or better at BC, or permission of Program Chair.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Explain the history and purpose of the health unit coordinating profession and history of the National Association of Health Unit Coordinators (NAHUC). 
  • Identify the tasks that health unit coordinators perform which aid nurses, doctors, hospitals, patients and visitors. 
  • Explain the function of the departments in finance, diagnostic, and therapeutic services, additional services, and operational services. 
  • Identify the proper use of communication systems found in health care facilities and describe the uses of each. 
  • Analyze and demonstrate proper workplace behavior in regards to legal versus ethical issues, employment law, and patient privacy regulations i.e. HIPAA. 
  • Explain the needs of a diverse patient population. 
  • Describe the certification and recertification process for health unit coordinators.