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Medical Transcription Diploma - Evening Schedule

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The Medical Transcription curriculum prepares individuals to become medical language specialists who interpret and transcribe dictation by physicians and other healthcare professionals in order to document patient care and facilitate delivery of healthcare services.

Students will gain extensive knowledge of medical terminology, pharmacology, human diseases, diagnostic studies, surgical procedures, and laboratory procedures. In addition to word processing skill and knowledge of voice processing equipment, students must master English grammar, spelling, and proofreading.

Graduates should qualify for employment in hospitals, medical clinics, doctors’ offices, private transcription businesses, research facilities, insurance companies, and publishing companies. After acquiring work experience, individuals can apply to The Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity to become Certified Medical Transcriptionists.


Courses requiring a grade of “C” or better: ACA, CIS, MED and OST

Entrance requirements: Keyboarding placement test into OST 134 consisting of 25 gross words a minute (gwam) at 98% accuracy using the touch system and college English placement test.

Gainful Employment Information

First Semester (Fall)

Second Semester (Spring)

Subject Course Number Title Credit Hours
OST 134 Text Entry and Formatting 3
OST 136 Word Processing 3
OST 141 Med Terms I-Med Office 3

Third Semester (Summer)

Subject Course Number Title Credit Hours
OST 132 Keyboard Skill Building 2
OST 142 Med Terms II-Med Office 3
OST 286 Professional Development 3

Fourth Semester (Fall)

Subject Course Number Title Credit Hours
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry 3
OST 184 Records Management 3
OST 201 Medical Transcription I 4

Fifth Semester (Spring)

Subject Course Number Title Credit Hours
OST 149 Medical Legal Issues 3
OST 202 Medical Transcription II 4
Semester Notes
  • ENG 110 may be substituted for ENG 111

Total Credit Hours Required


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