Diploma in Health Unit Clerk Co-op

The Health Unit Clerk Co-op Diploma Program at SELC is meticulously designed to equip students with the essential skills and knowledge required for proficient administration within healthcare settings.

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What Will Students Learn With the Health Unit Clerk Diploma?

This comprehensive program blends foundational computer skills, communication techniques, healthcare knowledge, medical transcription, and clerical procedures into a cohesive curriculum, preparing students to become integral members of the healthcare team. Through a combination of theoretical learning and practical application, students will emerge fully prepared to handle the fast-paced and challenging environment of health unit coordination.

Graduates of this program will understand the complexities of the healthcare system, possess the technical skills for medical transcription and documentation, and be prepared to contribute effectively to the healthcare team from day one. With a strong emphasis on real-world application, this program ensures that students are job-ready, meeting the high standards required in healthcare settings.

Skills That Students Gain

  • Fundamental computer skills
  • Creative problem solving
  • Confidence
  • Self-discipline
  • Good assessment abilities
  • Time management


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Courses in Health Unit Clerk Diploma

This course offers students an overview of basic concepts of computing, as well as a broad understanding of the internet, and the parts of the internet that office administrators find particularly useful, both personally and professionally. The concepts covered include: in-depth tutorials on using Word, PowerPoint, and Excel in a business context.

Students in this course learn and practice vital interpersonal skills, such as listening with empathy, prosocial verbal and non-verbal behavior, responding with ease, boundaries, and non-violent conflict resolution strategies.

This course will deliver a short, but comprehensive look at the evolution of the Canadian Healthcare System, the role of government (provincial and territorial), how healthcare services are delivered, additional services, trends/changes in healthcare, and an overview of standard, Canadian medical terminology.

This introductory course is designed to give students opportunities to develop entry-level or beginner medical transcription skills. Students will learn, practice, and demonstrate their transcription skills, which include utilizing appropriate medical terminology and medical abbreviations when transcribing in a clinical setting.

In this course, you’ll learn how laws and ethics impact medical care and discover the best methods for communicating in the healthcare setting under a variety of circumstances. You’ll also learn how to schedule and greet patients, document healthcare information while exploring different technologies, equipment, procedures, and tasks commonly seen in the healthcare setting.

This course prepares students to build a solid foundation for academic success in post-secondary environments. Student Success Strategies is the perfect course for students who are new to the college environment and puts them at ease by preparing them well for high achievement and academic success.

This course focuses on the knowledge and abilities required for the process of career planning and development. Students will gain an opportunity to explore the Canadian labour market and recognize trends that may influence their future careers through thoughtful self-assessment, career exploration, planning and networking.

Career Opportunities for Students

Jobs & Career For Students in Canada

The demand for skilled Health Unit Clerks in Canada is driven by an increasing focus on healthcare efficiency and the need for meticulous administrative support in fast-paced medical environments. Graduates of this program can expect to find opportunities in various healthcare settings, where their role is crucial in supporting medical staff, enhancing patient care, and ensuring operational smoothness. The program’s focus on medical terminology, electronic health records, and patient communication skills makes these professionals invaluable in bridging the gap between clinical and administrative functions. With their specialized training, Health Unit Clerks play a key role in the Canadian healthcare industry, contributing to its effectiveness and quality of service.
  • Health Unit Clerk
  • Medical Administrative Assistant
  • Patient Coordinator
  • Medical Secretary

    Average salary for 

    an Assisting Occupations in Support Health Services

    $45,235/ a year

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    Start dates at students’ convenience

    Start Dates for the Program 

    Students who would like to study Health Unit Clerk Diploma can decide on any date to start the program. Program start dates are subject to change. Our team will assist you in finding the best available date regarding your study plans in Canada.

    Start Dates in 2024
    Jan 02
    Jan 29
    Feb 26
    Mar 25
    Apl 22
    May 21
    Jul 02
    Jul 29
    Aug 26
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    Oct 21
    Nov 18