Medical Transcription

Medical Transcription StudentThe Medical Transcription Certificate program prepares the student to transcribe medical dictation in legal medical documents that become part of a permanent health record. Students take coursework for a medical secretary certificate, with additional instruction in transcription applications, followed by the medical transcription competency exam. Employment may be found with medical and dental offices, hospitals, free-standing clinics, medical transcription service companies, insurance companies, with the possibility of working from home. Transcriptionists use excellent keyboarding, grammar, and spelling skills with their knowledge of terminology, anatomy, disease processes, pharmacology, and medical procedures to transcribe dictation to document patient care.

Classes include:

Health Info Systems and Procedures (HIT 103) 
Medical Terminology I (AH 111)*
Anatomy & Physiology I (BI 231)
English Composition (WR 121)* 
Health Data Content & Struct (HIT 104) 
Medical Terminology II (AH 112)
Anatomy & Physiology II (BI 232) Anatomy & Physiology III (BI 233)

Interpersonal Communication (SP 218 or BA 285 or PSY 207)
Document Management and Technology (HIT 131A ) 
Intro to Medical Coding (HIT 182) 
Advanced Pathophysiology (HIT 184)
Computer Concepts (CIS 120)* 
or Software Applications (CIS 131) 
HIPAA Management (HIT 180) 
Healthcare Math (MTH 031)

Transcription Application (HIT 131 C Optional for AAS degree

*Prerequisites to HIT

For HIT salary and job opportunities state-wide visit the State of Oregon Employment Market Information System.

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