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Degree Plans - Medical Transcription - Medical Transcription Certificate (Archived)


(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.


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.



ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
SCIT 1407 Applied Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4
HITT 1305 Medical Terminology I 3
HPRS 2201 Pathophysiology 2
MDCA 1205 Medical Law and Ethics 2
MRMT 1407 Medical Transcription I 4


SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication OR 3
SPCH 1315 Fundamentals of Public Speaking (3)
SCIT 1408 Applied Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4
HITT 2331 Medical Terminology - Advanced 3
HPRS 2300 Pharmacology for Health Professions 3
MRMT 2433 Medical Transcription II 4
Minimum Hours Required 35
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