(Level I Certificate)
ECC-Deactivated January 1, 2009.
- Students pursuing this certificate are waived from the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards, but must meet course prerequisites.
- Students must earn at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree.
Degree Plan Code: CERT.MEDT.TRANSCRIPT
The nine-month certificate program in Medical Transcription prepares the student to function as a medical typist or medical transcriptionist with a thorough knowledge of medical terminology, advanced typing, word processing skills, and work experience. Proper form, editing abilities, and legal implications are stressed. Entry requirement to this program is a typing skill of 50 words per minute. Job opportunities are available in medical records, pathology and radiology departments of hospitals and clinics; physician's offices; the health insurance industry; public and private health foundations and institutions; medical schools; and research centers. Cooperative work experience is a part of this program.
Admission requirements include an information session, satisfactory scores on assessment tests and a typing test, rank ordering by grade point average, and meeting all requirements for admission as a full time student. Call Health Occupations Admissions to receive an information packet.
||Introduction to Speech Communication OR
||Fundamentals of Public Speaking
||Applied Human Anatomy and Physiology II
||Medical Terminology - Advanced
||Pharmacology for Health Professions
||Medical Transcription II
|Minimum Hours Required