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2012-2013 Catalog and Student Handbook 
2012-2013 Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Health Information Technology - Medical Transcription

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Degree: Technical Certificate

Emphasis: Medical Transcription

The Medical Transcription Technical Certificate program prepares individuals who meet entry-level competencies for medical transcriptionists in various healthcare settings to understand medical concepts, medical terminology, and accurately transcribe medical reports.

Numerous career opportunities exist in hospitals, physician’s offices, clinics, home health agencies and transcription services. Graduates are eligible to apply to take the American Association for Medical Transcription certification examination.

Gainful Employment Disclosure - Medical Transcription Certificate 

This program is designed for the student who does not intend to transfer to a baccalaureate degree program.

Admission, Retention and Graduation Requirements

  1. All students admitted into the Medical Transcription Technical Certificate program will meet the same criteria as established for any technical certificate program offered by Walters State Community college. Primary among these criteria is graduation from high school or a passing score on the GED assessment.
  2. Indicate Medical Transcription as the desired major on the WSCC application form.
  3. Each student enrolled in the Medical Transcription Certificate program will be monitored, advised and counseled. Student’s grades will be evaluated at the end of each semester by the director of the Medical Transcription program. A student must maintain the following standards or be dismissed from the program: (a) a grade of “C” or better in each course; (b) complete designated prerequisite/corequisite courses.
  4. Program graduation requirements include the successful completion of the courses listed below with a minimum grade of “C” in each course.
  5. In addition, admission into an allied health program requires: (a) completed physical health form; (b) evidence of malpractice liability insurance; and (c) a signed and dated acknowledgement of the Drug/Alcohol Abuse Policy and Consent forms. Students will be provided instructions, after classes begin, regarding deadlines for these requirements.

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