17-106-9 Technical Certificate
Campus: Ashland, New Richmond, Rice Lake, Superior
The Medical Transcription certificate is designed to prepare students for a career in the growing field of medical transcription. Students will not only learn how to produce accurate documents using machine transcription, but they will also learn medical terminology and the basics of anatomy and physiology to make them more marketable and efficient.
Prior work experience and/or education may be used as credit for prior learning.
Students must meet a keyboarding requirement of 40 net wpm prior to being admitted to the certificate.
As a Medical Transcription student, you should:
- Possess excellent spelling, grammar, and English skills
- Have an interest in accurate, detailed work
- Enjoy keyboarding
Preparation for Admission
As a student in this certificate, you should strive to reach a comfort level in the following courses or skills:
- Computer Applications
Employers will expect you, after completion of this certificate, to be able to:
- Use medical transcription equipment
- Understand and apply medical terminology
- Be accurate
- Produce quality, error-free documents
- Maintain confidentiality