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2011-12 Catalog 
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Medical Transcriptionist Certificate

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Learning Outcomes

  • Apply knowledge of medical terminology.
  • Accurately transcribe medical documents.
  • Create documents using appropriate computer technology and skills.
  • Apply medico-legal knowledge to identify and respond to issues of confidentiality.
  • Document within legal and ethical boundaries.
  • Model professional conduct in specific, multicultural, workplace settings.



  • Basic keyboarding knowledge recommended.
  • Minimum COMPASS reading score of 80 and writing score of 65.
  • Instructor permission.
  • Some classes have entry requirements not listed here.

Important Notes

  • This information does not substitute for meeting with a faculty adviser.
  • Students must achieve a minimum 2.0 in each core course.
  • Certificate programs emphasize preparation in specific job skills required for entry-level employment.
  • Not all classes are offered every quarter or at night.
  • Students attending only in the evening must remember it is likely to take longer than one year to complete program.
  • This program offers self-paced modules, flexible registration and open-entry enrollment.

Specific Requirements

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