Last updated 3/17/2014
Certificate Code 5785
Peter Richards, 309-796-5610, email@example.com
This certificate is offered only at the Quad-Cities Campus.
The Medical Transcriptionist Certificate is a three-semester program; it is offered at the Quad-Cities Campus. Experienced and trained medical transcriptionists are in strong demand.
Students in this program acquire proficiency in medical terminology, medical transcription, proofreading, editing, medical office procedures, medical billing with Medical Manager software, current MS Window word processing application software, and computer keyboarding skill. Students get hands-on practice in preparing physician’s documentation-keyboarding transcription, proofing, and editing sentences for accuracy as a legal document. Students get practical work experience by participating in a one-semester internship in local health care facilities, clinics, or with medical transcription providers.
This program offers the student the opportunity to work in medical offices, hospitals, clinics, insurance companies, or with medical transcription providers. The demand in this area is great for the graduate who has excelled in keyboarding, medical transcription and proofreading and editing skills.
Currently, experienced medical transcriptionists have the option to work out of their own homes or work for large organizations that outsource their work to in-home workstations. The graduate of this program would have entry-level qualifications to be employed in this career area.
Course of Study Outline – Suggested Courses (Credit Hours)
BE 100 — Work Environment Orientation (2)
PN 110 — Basic Anatomy and Physiology (3)
BIOL 150 — Medical Terminology (3)
BE 141 — Computerized Keyboarding I (3)
BE 145A — Information Processing I (1)
BE 145B — Information Processing II (1)
COMM 105 — Essentials of English (3)
HIM 148 — Beginning Medical Transcription (4)
HIM 251 — Medical Office Procedures (3)
HIM 200 — Advanced Medical Terminology (3)
HIM 255 — Medical Manager (3)
HIM 252 — Pharmacology Terminology (3)
HIM 250 — Advanced Medical Transcription (4)
HIM 261 — Seminar (3)
HIM 265 — Internship (1)
BE 143 — Keyboarding Speed & Accuracy (2)
Minimum total hours required for certificate (45)
* Students should look at the Assessment and Orientation.
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