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2000-2001 Catalog

Office Management and Secretarial
Medical Record Transcribing (5661)

Vocational Certificate Program

This program is designed to prepare students for careers in medical transcribing. The program’s content includes, but is not limited to, medical terminology, anatomy for medical transcriptionists, grammar and punctuation, health care delivery systems, health information services, ethical and legal responsibilities, safety/security procedures, word processing with transcription skills, and employability skills. Reinforcement of basic skills in English, science and computer keyboarding is included. Aptitude and interest assessments will be given at the start of the program.

Prior to admittance, the state mandated Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) will be administered. To be eligible for admittance applicants must score the following: reading 10.0, mathematics 9.0 and language 10.0. Applicants must also take a keyboarding skills test and receive a score of at least 45 words per minute. For information call 633-8380.

NOTE: Students whose test scores are below the state standards for basic skills will be required to co-enroll in the appropriate VPI courses and their first course in this program. Students must obtain satisfactory test scores before enrolling in the second course in this program.

Professional Courses
Course Number and Title
Contact Hours
*VPI 0100 Reading Skills  
*VPI 0200 Mathematical Skills  
*VPI 0300 Language Skills  
MRE 0930 Postsecondary Internship (optional)  
HCP 0605 Health Careers Core 
HIM 0035 Medical Transcription I 
HIM 0037 Medical Transcription II 
HIM 0038 Medical Transcription III 

*Students who have satisfactory test scores are not required to take these courses.
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