Unit Clerk

You will:

  • Develop skills to efficiently operate in the management and coordinating positions in hospitals
  • Develop skills to facilitate the coordination of activity and information on a nursing unit
  • Be able to choose from some great career opportunities
  • Participate in a community project

We offer:

  • Health System software training in a combination of classroom and eLearning environments
  • 12 weeks in the classroom and 4 weeks preceptorship

Why we are great:

  • A great class atmosphere with great faculty

***Keyboarding speed of 20 wpm is required to enter the program. Prior learning may be recognized.

For more information, see: 

Health & Safety Requirements - These requirements and the documentation must be completed and submitted prior to the start of your program and before taking part in practicum education in partner agencies.


If you are interested in this program and want to see it first-hand, join us for Student for a Day.


Student Testimonials

I was thrilled to have the opportunity to be enrolled in the Unit Clerk certification through Red Deer College. I was quite nervous like any other new student and found myself returning to post-secondary for my third time. I was intrigued with health care and finding a prospective career that I could attain in a short period of time. One day a co-worker had mentioned the unit clerk program to me and after researching it on RDC’s website, felt it was one of the most worthwhile programs at RDC. The class was smaller and allowed for an efficient learning atmosphere. Brenda, Raelene, and Deb are professional instructors and increase the potential for attaining a job after graduation. I had a pleasant time connecting with peers when I had questions and the online discussion board creates a 24/7 forum that any student can access with their questions or concerns. The course was compact and fast paced but Brenda, Raelene, and Deb all instilled a new sense of confidence in me. They truly connected to the class through their knowledge of professionalism and activity on a unit. Fast forward to the end of the term and I am already about to begin my practicum at Red Deer Regional Hospital. I think one would agree that a streamlined program with fantastic instructors makes all the difference. I would highly recommend this program to anyone looking to make a difference in their career.
Tanner, Unit Clerk Student
Winter 2017


“Before I started this program, I found myself asking the same question over and over again. What am I going to do with my life? After years of construction type jobs, I knew that career path was not for me. I was searching for a more meaningful career. Nothing really peaked my interest, until someone recommended the Unit Clerk Certificate Program at Red Deer College. 
Schooling was short, although extremely intense. I was eager to learn, but at times found the program to be quite challenging. In fact, I almost opted out. I approached Brenda and Raelene with my concerns. There are no words to express how kind and caring these wonderful women are!  Through their encouragement, I made a choice to buckle down and give this program my all. Helping people and making a difference in the medical field, is really what I want to do. If you set your mind, you really can achieve anything. I put all my effort into learning as much as I could in every class, completing homework, and studying hard. Along the way, I was never on my own. Brenda and Raelene were ALWAYS there to help and support me in any way they could. It did not matter if it was during or after school hours. I feel like Brenda and Raelene really make this program more than just schooling. With support from them, I successfully completed the program. 
After my preceptorship, I was hired at the Red Deer Regional Hospital within a month. Being a Unit Clerk is a truly satisfying career. I can leave every day knowing I make a difference in someone’s day!”
Ashley, Unit Clerk Student
Fall 2016