Medical Transcription

Program Description

The Administrative Technology—Medical Transcription Option program maintains student learning as its main priority and is committed to excellence in a learning environment that emphasizes procedures in a medical transcription office, problem solving, and skilled use of computer business software applications to provide for workforce development, career preparation, and lifelong learning. The complexities of today’s medical transcription office have created the need for highly skilled employees who possess the knowledge and confidence necessary to handle a wide variety of administrative and transcription office tasks. The two-year program provides a strong foundation in anatomy/physiology, medical terminology, pharmacology, human diseases, laboratory procedures, preparation of medical documents, and medical transcription. This intensive program utilizes authentic physician dictation to prepare students to transcribe a wide variety of dictation subjects. The student progresses from entry-level to hospital style dictation. Upon completion of the Associate in Applied Science Degree in Administrative Technology—Medical Transcription Option, the graduate will be able to demonstrate knowledge that is specific to the medical transcription field.

REQUIRED COURSES
(Suggested Sequence)

Course Course Title Hours
AT 136 Comprehensive Word Processing (EDGE) 3
ENL 111 Written Communication 3
IT 1001 Fundamentals of Computers (EDGE) 3
MA 204 Physicians's Office Medical Coding 3
MAT 115 Business Mathematics 3
     
AT 114 Keyboarding II1 (EDGE) 3
COM 112 Oral Communication 3
LAW 248 Medical Law2 3
MA 205 Medical Office Claims Procedures 3
SS 201 Human Relations 3
     
AT 220 Anatomy and Physiology for Transcription3,4 3
AT 221 Medical Terminology for Transcription3,4 3
AT 222 Pharmacology for Transcription3,4 3
AT 223 Beginning Laboratory Medicine for Trans3,4 1
AT 244 Beginning Medical Transcription3,4 6
     
AT 224 Advanced Laboratory Medicine for Trans3,5 1
AAT 225 Human Disease for Transcription3,5 3
AT 247 General Surgery/Gastrointestinal Trans3,5 2
AT 248 Cardiology Transcription3,5 2
AT 249 Orthopedics Transcription3,5 2
AT 251 Obstetrics/Gynecology/Transcription3,5 2
AT 252 Specialty Transcription3,5 2

1  Students must demonstrate a minimum of 35 wpm with 5 or fewer errors before they can enroll in AT 114. AT 114 has a prerequisite of AT 136 or permission.
2  The LAW 248 prerequisite of LAW 101 will be waived for the Administrative Technology—Medical Transcription Option. Please see an advisor.
3  The third and fourth semesters are composed of courses from the One-Year Medical Transcription Certificate Program. Students must have above-average grammar, spelling, and punctuation skills; good word processing skills; and minimum keyboarding speed of 45 wpm for success in the program. Successful completion of third semester courses (C or better) is required for entrance into fourth semester courses. Students who have completed the One-Year Medical Transcription Certificate Program may complete the first and second semester courses (or demonstrate required skills via competency exams where available) to complete the two-year degree program.
4  Students must have above-average grammar, spelling, and punctuation skills; good word processing skills; and minimum keyboarding speed of 45 wpm for enrollment in the third semester courses, and program 11.
5  Successful completion of third semester courses (C or better) is required for entrance into fourth semester courses.

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