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Medical Transcription (Certificate)

40 credit hours.

The Medical Transcription program is a one-year certificate designed to prepare individuals to use transcribing machines, listen to taped and digitalized recordings of physicians and other health care providers who dictate a variety of medical reports including, but not limited to: patient assessments, diagnostic reports, therapeutic procedure reports, treatment and clinical notes, emergency department visits, operating room reports, chart reviews, history and physicals, discharge summaries, and patient instructions. The recordings must be transcribed and translated to medical electronic forms for editing, review, correction, and provider signature.

General Education Core Requirements:

Course Course Name Credit Hours
ENGL 101 Composition I 3
BIOL 121 Essentials of Anatomy & Physiology 4

Required Core:

Course Course Name Credit Hours
ACSM 155 Word Processing - MS Word* 3
HLTH 110 Medical Terminology 3
HLTH 111 Diseases of the Human Body 3
HLTH 135 Pharmacology for Healthcare Professionals 3
HLTH 202 Professional Issues in Health Care 3
HLTH 209 Advanced Medical Terminology 3
HIT 293 Medical Transcription Practicum 3
OTEC 112 Records Management 3
OTEC 118 Machine Transcription/Proofreading 3
HIT 201 Medical Transcription 3
HIT 202 Advanced Medical Transcription 3

*ACSM 155 requires prerequisiste coursework in the use of microcomputer applications. These prerequisites can be satisfied by taking courses or by passing ACSM placement tests.

This curriculum guide is not intended to be a contract, but rather to provide important information to student, see curriculum sequence for further information. Changes/revisions may occur from time to time to ensure curricula reflect technological advances in the field.

Gainful Employment Information

By completing this certificate, you may apply for employment as:

Job Title SOC Code
Medical Transcriptionists 31-9094.00
The total program cost for completing this certificate is $5,440 for tuition and fees and $1,833 for books and supplies.

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