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Medical Language Specialist I (MOLC1)

Award: Certificate of achievement

Program location: Elkhorn Valley Campus, Fort Omaha Campus, Online

This certificate of achievement provides students with the basic knowledge and skills necessary for entry-level medical transcription trainee positions in the healthcare industry.

Graduation Requirements

General education

13.5

Major requirements

18.0

Option requirements

22.5

Total credit hours required

54.0

General education requirements

See General education requirements for Medical Office

Major requirements for Medical Office

See Major requirements for Medical Office

Option requirements for Medical Office – Medical Language Specialist I (22.5 credit hrs.)

Courses

HIMS 1210Medical Office CommunicationsONLINEHYBRID

4.5

HIMS 1212Microsoft Word for Medical OfficeONLINEHYBRID

4.5

HIMS 2155Fundamentals of PharmacologyONLINEHYBRID

4.5

HIMS 2220Medical Transcription IONLINE

4.5

HIMS 2230Medical Transcription IIONLINE

4.5

Curriculum Plan

Below is a suggested guide for students planning careers in medical transcription after one year of full-time study.

First Year

First quarter

HIMS 1120Medical Terminology IONLINEHYBRID

4.5

HIMS 1150Introduction to Medical Law and EthicsONLINEHYBRID

4.5

INFO 1001Information Systems and LiteracyONLINEHYBRID

4.5

Total Credit Hours:13.5

Second quarter

HIMS 1130Medical Terminology IIONLINEHYBRID

4.5

HIMS 1210Medical Office CommunicationsONLINEHYBRID

4.5

HIMS 1212Microsoft Word for Medical OfficeONLINEHYBRID

4.5

Total Credit Hours:13.5

Third quarter

HIMS 1310Introduction to Anatomy and PhysiologyONLINEHYBRID

4.5

HIMS 2155Fundamentals of PharmacologyONLINEHYBRID

4.5

HIMS 2220Medical Transcription IONLINE

4.5

Total Credit Hours:13.5

Fourth quarter

ENGL level I

4.5

HIMS 2230Medical Transcription IIONLINE

4.5

MATH 1220Business MathematicsONLINE

4.5

Total Credit Hours:13.5

The certificate option is an area of interest within a program. Although students may complete single or multiple options within this program, only the major certificate is awarded.

The Medical Transcription program is approved by the Approval Committee for Certified Programs, a joint committee established by the American Health Information Management Association and the Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity to approve medical transcription education certified programs.