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2017-2018 Archived Catalog 
2017-2018 Archived Catalog

Health Unit Coordinator - Ward Clerk

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Alternative Training
Health Sciences Division

Program Code: HUCR4

Office: Curtice-Mott Complex CM2313

Phone: (810) 762-0317

Health unit coordinators function at nursing stations in hospitals and extended-care facilities under the direction of the nursing staff. Duties include clerical, physicians’ orders transcription and communication with other departments. The two courses HUC. 100  and HUC. 101  include theory, lab and clinical training.

Eligibility Requirements:

  1. Pre-requisite: Placement into RDNG 030  , (ACSR 030), or completion of RDNG 016  is required.
  2. One college level Medical Terminology course (pre-requisite or co-requisite).
  3. One computer course selection from courses approved to meet the General Education Computer Use requirement. (Computer course selection can be a prerequisite taken before HUC. courses or a corequisite taken with HUC. courses).
  4. At least a 2.0 in each required eligibility course.
  5. A 2.0 cumulative GPA.
  6. Program coordinator/designee signature required.

Criminal Background Investigations & Drug Screens

Michigan law requires criminal background screening for individuals working in most health care settings and facilities. Students in the Health Unit Coordinator (HUC-100) program are affected by this law. Conviction of a criminal offense (felony or misdemeanor) may make a student ineligible to be assigned to a clinical site, making program completion and graduation unattainable.

A criminal background investigation is required to apply for the Health Unit Coordinator (HUC-100) program. Information packets may be obtained from the Division office (CM 2313) or from an advisor.

The packet provides instruction regarding the process to complete and submit the background investigation. Students will not be admitted to any health science program without a clear CBI.

In some cases, clinical sites may require students to complete additional background investigation and submit to drug screening procedures prior to or during the clinical experience. All background investigations and drug screens are at the student’s expense.

Conviction of a criminal offense may also make graduates of health science program ineligible for state or national licensure/certification at program completion. All applicants for a health professional license in Michigan are required to submit fingerprints and undergo a criminal background investigation prior to licensure/certification.

Program coordinators, faculty, advisers, and staff cannot give legal advice to any student regarding potential eligibility/ineligibility based on prior convictions or negative findings on the criminal background investigation. The student should consult an attorney for questions specific to his/her individual case.

Group Total: Credits 7 / 12 Contact Hours

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