CURRICULAR GUIDE

Medical Transcriptionist
Certificate of Achievement

Curriculum Code: 0968  (Effective Fall 2002 - Summer 2007)

This certificate program includes key courses that will prepare a student for
employment as a medical transcriptionist.  The medical transcriptionist is a
multi-skilled professional and can choose from a variety of employment
opportunities including hospitals, clinics, insurance companies, managed care
organizations, medical transcription services, and home office settings.  All
course work may be applied toward the associate degree.
Students should see Course Descriptions or Course Offerings for course
prerequisite information.  See the Assessment and Placement Testing section for
skills assessment and advising information.

Contact the Office Administration Program, Office Unit B, telephone number (517)

REQUIREMENTS                                                 TOTAL: 35 CREDITS
CODE        TITLE                                                 CREDIT HOURS
BIOL 145    Introductory Anat & Physiology                                   4
BUSN 118    Introduction to Business                                         3
CABS 104    Keyboarding Improvement                                          2
CABS 126    Excel                                                            2
CABS 133    Microsoft Access Database                                        2
OADM 102    Editing Business Documents                                       2
OADM 197    Medical Vocabulary                                               3
OADM 198    Health Information Management                                    3
OADM 203    Professional Office Procedures                                   2
OADM 207    Medical Transcription                                            3
OADM 222    Advanced Medical Transcription                                   3
OADM 240    Internship                                                       3
WRIT 127    Business Writing                                                 3

LIMITED CHOICE REQUIREMENTS                                        4-5 CREDITS
Complete the indicated number of credits from each CHOICE listed below.

CHOICE 1:   Computer Related                                       4-5 Credits
CABS 119    Microsoft Word                                                   2
CABS 129    Excel - Advanced                                                 2
CABS 182    Microsoft Powerpoint                                             2
CABS 219    Advanced Microsoft Word                                          2
CABS 232    Advanced Microsoft Access                                        2
CISB 102    Internet Literacy                                                3

            MINIMUM TOTAL                                                   39

1.    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.
2.    Students must complete all courses with a grade of 2.0 or higher to
      receive this certificate of achievement.

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
BIOL 145          BUSN 118          OADM 222
CABS 104          OADM 198          OADM 240
CABS 126          OADM 203          Lim.Ch.
CABS 133          OADM 207
OADM 102          WRIT 127
OADM 197          Lim.Ch.