AHEA 118 Health Unit Coordinator Practicum • 5 Cr.


Capstone course of the Health Unit Coordinator program allows students an opportunity to apply skills learned in the classroom. Students perform functions required in a nursing unit and are monitored and supervised by an experienced Health Unit Coordinator. Prerequisite: Completion of AHEA 110 and AHEA 112 with a C or better at BC, and permission of Program Chair.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Communicate effectively and professionally with workplace patients and staff 
  • Perform admissions, discharges, internal and outside transfers 
  • Accurately transcribe medication, laboratory, diagnostic imaging, electrocardiograms, electroencephalograms, activity, positioning and therapeutic orders 
  • Perform job-related technical tasks utilizing computer software 
  • Demonstrate awareness and respect for cultural differences 
  • Identify emergency code procedures for the hospital setting