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Credits breakdown

Developmental courses — A student may be required to enroll in developmental courses in reading, writing and math. A student's scores on the Accuplacer assessment will determine enrollment in developmental courses. The purpose of developmental courses is to prepare students for the demands of a college-level curriculum. Credits may vary.

Course # Course Title Credits
ADMM1110 Medical Documentation Fundamentals 4
ADMM1140 Medical Language Applications 3
ADMM1160 Beginning Medical Transcription 3
ADMM1162 Intermediate Medical Transcription 3
ADMM2234 Professional Development 2
ADMM2235 RMT Exam Review 1
ADMM2268 Advanced Medical Transcription 3
ADMM2272 Medical Transcription Practicum 3
ADMS1116 Business Communications I 3
HLTH1110 Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology 3
HLTH1116 Medical Terminology 3
HLTH2208 Pathophysiology 3
PHIL2225 Bioethics
Goal: 2, 9 *

Elective Credits ...


Total Credits: 40


About this program

A medical transcriptionist is a medical language specialist who prepares a variety of medical reports and documents for inclusion in patient medical records. Medical transcriptionists must possess a vast knowledge of the medical field and its associated terminology, as well as a high degree of computer and written communication skills. All courses in the program incorporate the skills needed for employment as a medical transcriptionist and are derived from the Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity Model Curriculum competencies. Graduates of this program will be eligible to write the national exam for registered medical transcriptionists.

Program outcomes

1. Demonstrate professional business communication.
2. Communicate using the language of medicine.
3. Utilize computer and other technology for health care applications.
4. Accurately transcribe health care documentation.
5. Exhibit ethical behavior in the health care setting.
6. Apply critical thinking skills.
7. Demonstrate organizational skills.

Employment information


Program accreditation

The College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, (800) 621-7440, 30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602-2504.