Dec 14, 2018  
2017-18 RACC Student Catalog 
    
2017-18 RACC Student Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Medical Transcriptionist, Diploma


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Business Division

The Medical Transcriptionist Diploma Program is designed to provide students with the skills necessary to obtain employment as medical transcriptionists. Graduates are prepared to work in doctors’ offices, hospitals or clinics with the option of transcribing at home. All course work may later be applied to a Certificate or an Associate in Applied Science degree if the student desires.

Program Competencies

Upon successful completion of this program, the student should be able to:

  • Demonstrate proficiency in keyboarding of business letters, memos, reports and tables at a high degree of speed and accuracy.
  • Apply basic language skills associated with the parts of speech, sentence formations, numerical expression, capitalization, punctuation and word division rules to business correspondence.
  • Transcribe from various kinds of original communication, such as handwritten copy, printed copy and voice-recorded dictation.
  • Proofread and edit typed/keyed copy, including transcription of machine dictation, with a high degree of accuracy and correctness.
  • Define medical terminology used in healthcare delivery.
  • Demonstrate a high degree of accuracy in applying correct grammar, usage and style when transcribing documents from dictated audio tapes that use medical terminology.
  • Utilize effective human relations skills in business situations.

Gainful Employment Information

Gainful employment information is intended to provide students with better information about the effectiveness of college programs in preparing students for careers. Information provided includes estimated program costs and time needed to complete the program, financing options and related careers.

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Required Program of Study


Fall Semester 1 (6 Credit Hours)


Spring Semester 1 (6 Credit Hours)


Spring Semester 2 (3 Credit Hours)


Total Credits=21


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