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Business Office Technology Certificate - Medical Transcription

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Program Design

Business Office Technology certificate programs allow students to specialize in areas of interest and obtain entry-level office positions. Course credit may be applied toward an associate degree. Advanced placement in keyboarding is available for students with prior training. Students can modify their programs depending upon experience.

These certificate programs may be taken on a full- or part-time basis. They are designed for high school graduates, persons desiring to reenter the work place and college graduates seeking employment.


A medical transcriptionist translates, from oral to written form, highly technical information summarizing medical histories, diagnoses and treatments for patients, and can find employment in a variety of health care settings: doctors’ offices, HMOs, medical transcription services, clinics, insurance companies and various other medical-related agencies and organizations.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of all Medical Transcription certificate program requirements, graduates will

  1. Create and modify standard types of business communications in both printed and electronic forms.
  2. Demonstrate strong interpersonal and human relations skills required for success in a professional setting.
  3. Execute medical office procedures used in today’s technological work environment.
  4. Demonstrate correct medical terminology in transcribing various documents.
  5. Acquire up-to-date technology skills in the area of word processing.
  6. Demonstrate keyboarding and data-entry speed and accuracy using industry accepted methods.
  7. Understand and adhere to the importance of federal regulation, medical ethics, legal implications, and patient confidentiality when handling protected health information.

Total Credits Required: 28

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