Health Unit Clerk Program
Key Information

Program Name

Health Unit Clerk



NOC Code


Delivery Method

In Class / Blended


6 Months

Domestic Tuition


International Tuition


Enrollment Dates

Health Unit Clerks / Nursing Unit Clerk (HUCs) are the coordinators of a health care unit. They are responsible for a handful of clerical and non-clinical tasks, including coordinating patient appointments, setting up tests, performing reception duties, and interacting with the nursing staff and other departments. An ideal HUC should be able to work in a fast-paced environment and possess strong communication skills. 


Note: Health Unit Clerk / Coordinator was reviewed and approved by the registrar of the Private
Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills

Guildford College admission requirements for the Health Unit Clerk / Nursing Unit Clerk program:

  • High school diploma or 19 years of age or older.
  • Students must have access to a personal computer or tablet.
  • Fitness to complete all components of the program - Medical Certificate (Immunization 
    Form) is required indicating that the student is fit to undertake the program, has up-to-date immunization, and is free of communicable diseases.
  • CPR and First Aid Certificates –Students must complete Standard First Aid and Basic 
    Rescuer CPR prior to practicum placement.
  • Police Check (Clearance) of Criminal Record – Must be produced within 30 days of
    starting the program. The Police Check must include a Vulnerable Sector Check.
    Individuals who have a criminal record are not able to participate in the practicum
    placement and therefore are unable to graduate from the program.
  • English Language Proficiency Requirement: No formal English language proficiency is
    required from:
    • Students that are natives from an English-speaking country OR
    • Students who have completed their secondary level of education from an institution where the method of instruction was English OR
    • Students who have completed at least 2 years of post-secondary education in a recognized institution where the method of instruction was English OR
    • Have completed a language assessment by the institution. OR
    • Completed BC English 12 with a minimum of C+ grade.
    • Students not meeting any of the above-mentioned English proficiency requirements will
      be required to meet any of the English Language tests requirements below:
      • IELTS: Minimum score of 5.5 in each category
      • CLB: Level 5 in each category
      • CELPIP: Level 6
      • DUOLINGO English Test Score: 100
  • Foreign applicant: All foreign credentials must be translated into English (or French if 
    applying to a college where the instruction is in French) and equivalent to grade 12 level 
    in Canada.

Upon completion of this program, the Health Unit Clerk / Nursing Unit Clerk graduate will be able to:

  • Apply the knowledge and skills to act safely, ethically, and responsibly as a
    health care team member.
  • Model professional behaviors in health care settings.
  • Demonstrate professional communication skills within the healthcare
  • Integrate knowledge of cultural sensitivity and diversity into practice in a variety
    of settings.
  • Practice digital and information literacy skills to support safe client care.
  • Apply critical thinking when coordinating within the role and responsibilities of the
    Health Unit Coordinator.
  • Demonstrate initiative and responsibility to coordinate patient and unit activities.
  • Collaborate with health care professionals to coordinate patient and unit
  • Unit Clerk
  • Health Unit Clerk
  • Hospital Unit Clerk
  • Nursing Unit Clerk
  • Emergency Health Service Call Taker
  • Patient Transfer Network Coordinator
  • Scheduling Clerk

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