Certificate Program

Degree offered

Certificate of Achievement in Medical Transcription

Credits required 29

Dean

Patricia Dent

Program Contact

Victoria Revier, Coordinator and Professor of Medical Administrative Programs, ext. 3206

Program Goals Statement

Students completing this program are prepared to work for doctors or dentists, in hospitals, health agencies, or in related fields.  They develop skills in medical software, medical terminolgy, medical transcription, and text editing. 

After BCC

Students learn to become medical trascriptionists by sharpening keying techniques and learning how to use grammar at an advanced level.

This certificate prepares students to become medical transcriptionists to work in a hospital, medical office, or related facility.

Some graduates work as home-based transcriptionists.

Program Information

MAA courses are offered primarily during the day.

Degree Requirements

Medical Transcription

BIO 115Survey of Human Anatomy and Physiology

4 credits

ENG 101Composition I: College Writing

3 credits

MAA 101Medical Terminology

3 credits

MAA 102Medical Transcription

3 credits

MAA 203Advanced Medical Transcription

3 credits

MAA 205Medical Office Procedures

3 credits

MAA 209Medical Office Portfolio Development

1 credit

OFC 117Introduction to Microsoft Office

3 credits

OFC 120Text Editing

3 credits

OFC 214Advanced Microsoft Word

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:29

Recommended Course Sequence - Summer

Consider taking Gen Ed courses to reduce semester load.

Recommended Course Sequence - Fall Semester 1

BIO 115Survey of Human Anatomy and Physiology

4 credits

MAA 101Medical Terminology

3 credits

MAA 102Medical Transcription

3 credits

OFC 117Introduction to Microsoft Office

3 credits

OFC 214Advanced Microsoft Word

3 credits

Recommended Course Sequence - Spring Semester 2

ENG 101Composition I: College Writing

3 credits

MAA 203Advanced Medical Transcription

3 credits

MAA 205Medical Office Procedures

3 credits

MAA 209Medical Office Portfolio Development

1 credit

OFC 120Text Editing

3 credits

Program Information 

  • Students learn computer applications and quality medical documentation using medical terminology, language arts, and voice recognition.
  • Most credits transfer into the Office Administration - Medical Administrative degree program.

Recommendations 

  • OFC 102 can be "waived" by a demonstrated keyboarding speed of 20 words per minute based on a two-minute timing administered by the Office Administration Department Chair.  OFC 102 is the prerequisite for OFC 113 and OFC 117.
  • The prerequisite for OFC 214 is OFC 113. Students who have not achieved the skill level equivalent to to OFC 113 are required to take it. 
  • A student who is unable to fit MAA 209 into the last spring semester should consult with the Program Coordinator about substituting the 3-credit CED 210 (Cooperative Work Experience I). 

Related Program

Office Administration Associate degree – Medical Administrative Assistant option

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