Certificate — Medical Transcription

This 29-credit certificate prepares graduates to become a medical transcriptionist. Some credits can also be applied to the diploma or Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in Medical Coding, diploma in Health Care Administrative Support or AAS in Health Care Administrative Specialist.

 

Employment

Graduates with a Medical Transcription certificate are prepared for employment opportunities in a variety of health care settings, including hospitals, clinics, insurance companies, government agencies, public health, home health agencies, long-term care facilities and dental offices. Medical transcriptionists transcribe medical reports recorded by physicians and other health care practitioners. Reports are then reviewed for a signature or corrections. The state of Minnesota will need about 890 new medical transcriptionists between 2012-2022.

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Next Steps

This certificate prepares graduates to launch a career as a medical transcriptionist. Graduates who want to expand their career options may also pursue a certificate, diploma or AAS in Medical Coding, diploma in Health Care Administrative Support or AAS in Health Care Administrative Specialist.

College Readiness

A student may be required to enroll in college readiness courses in reading, writing and math. A student’s scores on the Accuplacer assessment will determine enrollment in college readiness courses. The purpose of college readiness courses is to prepare students for the demands of a college-level curriculum. Credits may vary.

Degree Requirements

Course #Course NameCredit
Required Courses
ADMM 1170Medical Transcription3
ADMM 2200Medical Language Applications3
ADMM 2228Advanced Medical Transcription3
ADMS 1100Keyboarding I3
ADMS 1102Keyboarding II3
ADMS 1116Business Communications3
MKTG 1108Customer Relations Mgmt3
CPTR 1105Intro to Computers - Medical Applications3
BIOL 1004Intro to Anatomy & Physiology3
HLTH 1106Medical Terminology2
Total Credits: 29