Hospital Unit Clerk
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Hospital Unit Clerk

PROGRAM AT A GLANCE

STARTLOCATIONDELIVERYSTATUS
JanEdmontonIn person
OnlineOnline anytime
MayOnlineOnline anytime
Open
Limited
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Full
Upcoming
 
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QUICK FACTS

Program length

4 months

Credential

Certificate

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TUITION & FEES


Canadian
Total: $4,951.50

International
Total: $13,651.50

 
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ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS

  • 50% in English Language Arts 30-1 or 65% in English Language Arts 30-2 or equivalent or completion of ESLG 1898 and ESLG 1899 with a minimum of 50%
  • 65% in High School Prep Mathematics (MATH 1905) or 50% in Mathematics 10-3 or equivalent
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Overview

Hospital unit clerks play a vital role in managing communication and information in hospital nursing units, and are the first point of contact for patients. Learn medical terminology, how to process medical orders, communication skills, administrative procedures, and computer skills. Offered in fast-paced in-person or online deliveries, you can obtain your certificate in just four months, including a one-month practicum in a medical setting.

Student Success

Students are more likely to be successful in this program if they:

  • enjoy working with the public
  • are physically and emotionally able to manage workplace demands
  • have access to transportation to complete their practicum
  • have access to a computer, internet connection, and basic keyboarding/computer skills
  • are able to work shift work
  • are able to dedicate 40-50 hours per week for full-time studies
  • work well in a team environment
  • can type 40 words per minute before the program starts (try a test)

Practicum/Work Experience

This program includes a practicum totalling 150 hours.

The practicum may be arranged in or close to the student's community. The student's practicum schedule will follow the preceptor's schedule and may include day, evening, or night shifts any day of the week, including weekends and holidays. Students are required to work full-time during the practicum.

Location

Edmonton, Online