CURRICULAR GUIDE

Medical Transcriptionist
Associate in Business Degree

Curriculum Code: 0756  (Effective Fall 2000 - Summer 2005)

A medical transcriptionist is a medical language specialist who interprets and
transcribes dictation by physicians and other healthcare professionals in
order to document patient care and facilitate delivery of healthcare services.
Transcription areas may include patient assessment, workup, therapeutic
procedures, clinical course, diagnosis, and prognosis. The medical
transcriptionist can choose from a variety of employment options including
hospitals, medical centers, medical clinics, insurance companies, managed care
organizations, medical transcription services, and home office settings. 
Medical transcription is designated as one of the ten start-up businesses for
the future. The employment outlook for medical transcriptionists is bright,
with many opportunities for success and personal growth. Not all courses in
this program transfer to all colleges.  Students planning to transfer should
see an academic advisor or counselor before enrolling in any course.

Students should see the "Course Descriptions" section of this catalog or the
Course Schedule for course prerequisite information.  Basic skills assessment
and advising information may be found on page 8 of this catalog.

General education is an important part of this program and includes a
mathematics competency requirement.  To fulfill the mathematics competency
requirement, students may need to complete specific course work in
mathematics.  For information on how to fulfill all general education
requirements, see page 23.

Contact the Business Careers Department, Old Central Building, Room 210,
telephone number (517) 483-1522.

REQUIREMENTS                                                 TOTAL: 49 CREDITS
CODE        TITLE                                                 CREDIT HOURS
ANAT 145    Introductory Anat & Physiology                                   4
CABS 113    Microsoft Word Office/ Int Key                                   4
CABS 118    Adv Microsoft Word for Office                                    4
CHSE 123    Medical Insurance Billing I                                      3
HUMS 265    Sem:Ethical Issues in Medicine                                   3
MATH 117    Math for Business                                                4
OADM 102    Editing Business Documents                                       2
OADM 197    Medical Vocabulary                                               3
OADM 198    Health Information Management                                    3
OADM 207    Medical Transcription                                            3
OADM 222    Advanced Medical Transcription                                   4
OADM 240    Office Internship                                                3
OADM 275    Cultural Differences in Busn                                     3
WRIT 114    Business English                                                 3
WRIT 127    Business Writing                                                 3

LIMITED CHOICE REQUIREMENTS                               TOTAL: 13-14 CREDITS
Complete the indicated number of credits from each CHOICE listed below.

CHOICE 1:   General Education Core Areas                             6 Credits
(See the "GENERAL EDUCATION" section above)
            Writing Core Area (See Note 1)                                   0
            Speech Communication Core Area                                   3
            Science/Technology Core Area                                     3
            Global Perspectives and Diversity Core Area (See Note 1)         0
            Mathematics Competency (See Note 1)

CHOICE 2:   Computer Related                                       4-5 Credits
CABS 104    Skillbuilding for Computers                                      2
CABS 110    Microsoft Office                                                 3
CABS 126    Excel                                                            2
CABS 133    Microsoft Access Database                                        2
CABS 219    Advanced Microsoft Word                                          2
CISB 102    Internet Literacy                                                3

CHOICE 3:   Business Related (See Note 3)                            3 Credits
ACCG 100    Practical Accounting Non-Major                                   3
BUSN 118    Introduction to Business                                         3
MGMT 225    Principles of Management                                         3
MKTG 200    Principles of Marketing                                          3

            MINIMUM TOTAL                                                   62

1.    Students completing "REQUIREMENTS" have fulfilled the requirements for
      these Core areas.
2.    It is recommended that students entering this curriculum have
      keyboarding and Windows experience.  This experience may come from life
      or work experience, CABS 100 seminars, CABS 101, or CABS 195.
3.    Students may also choose a maximum of two credits total from the
      T.I.M.E. Series (course codes MGMT 240 through MGMT 279).

Students should see course descriptions to find out when departments plan to
offer courses.  Students who for any reason are unable to follow the course
sequence suggested below (for example, those who are part-time, have
transferred in courses from another school, or have prerequisites to fulfill)
should contact an academic advisor or counselor for help with adjustments.

I                 II                III               IV
ANAT 145          CABS 118          CHSE 123          HUMS 265
CABS 113          OADM 102          OADM 207          MATH 117
OADM 197          OADM 198          OADM 275          OADM 222
WRIT 114          Lim.Ch.1          WRIT 127          OADM 240
Lim.Ch.2          Lim.Ch.2          Lim.Ch.1          Lim.Ch.3