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Collin College Offers Information Session For Health Unit Clerk

June 3, 2008 - Collin College's Continuing Education is providing free Health Unit Clerk information sessions on Tuesday, June 17 from 12:30-1:30 p.m. and on Thursday, July 17 from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Both sessions will be held at the Courtyard Center, 4800 Preston Park Blvd., in Plano.

A health unit clerk performs a range of clerical duties that support the operations of a nursing unit, such as greeting visitors, ordering supplies, assembling patient charts, answering telephones and entering patient information into the computer.

The mandatory information sessions will review the role of the Health Unit Clerk and provide students with information on what to expect in the classroom and the clinical rotation. It also will cover all of the pre-admission requirements that students must complete prior to starting the course.

The next Health Unit Clerk class begins Monday, Sept. 2 and includes 128 hours of classroom training and an 80 hour clinical rotation at a local area hospital, respectively.

Upon completion of the Health Unit Clerk Training, certification is available through the National Association of Health Unit Coordinators and is strongly recommended to all students who intend to pursue a career as a health unit clerk.

To register for the information session, call 972.985.3711 or go to www.ccccd.edu/ce . For more information, call 972.985.3750.

Collin College serves more than 46,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degree and certificate programs. The only public college in the county, Collin College is a partner to business, government and industry, providing customized training and work force development.