MEDICAL ASSISTANT - MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION OPTION

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Workforce Development Certificate

Program Description:
The Medical Transcription program is a Certificate of Achievement that takes three (3) semesters to complete and provides the training
 for an individual to work as a medical transcriptionist in a hospital, medical transcription service, physician’s office, clinic, laboratories,
 medical libraries, government medical facilities, other related health care setting or at home. Responsibilities include but are not limited to
knowledge of professional ethics, confidentiality, record retention, commonly used medical report formats, basic grammar and mechanics
of writing, proofreading and editing skills, computer concepts and word processing, medical terminology, human anatomy and physiology,
laboratory testing, diagnostic procedures, common surgical procedures, basic pharmacology, and human disease processes.
 The Medical Transcription Certificate of Achievement option of the Medical Assistant Program is not accredited by the Commission on
 Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Medical Assistant Education
Review Board (MAERB) of the American Association of Medical Assistants Endowment (AAMAE).

Program Information:
Prospective students should submit an application for admission to Tulsa Community College and the Medical Transcription program by
May 1 each year.

Degree Awarded: Certificate of Achievement

For more Information Contact:
Allied Health Services Division located in the Alfred M. Phillips 
Building, Metro Campus, Room MP 458, 909 South Boston 
Avenue, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74119, (918) 595-7002 for program 
application and any other specific information.

Procedures For Application:
1. Submit completed Tulsa Community College application 
for admission, high school or GED transcripts, ACT scores, and
 any previous technical school or college transcripts to Metro 
Campus Registrar at 909 South Boston Avenue, Tulsa, Oklahoma
 74119.

2. All applicants must have a 2.5 GPA or better and / or an ACT of 
19 or better or passing scores in all areas of the CPT.

3. Submit completed Medical Transcription Program application
 before May 1st to TCC Allied Health Services Division, Alfred M.
 Phillips Center, Room MP458, 909 South Boston Avenue, Tulsa,
 Oklahoma 74119.

4. All applicants, must possess keyboarding by touch skills with
ability to type 40 wpm on a typing test. If keyboarding skills are 
lacking, take BUSN 1123 and / or BUSN 2173.

5. All applicants must possess proficient computer skills with 
ability to pass a computer concepts and applications test or take
 CSCI 1203.

6. Applicants selected for the program will receive a letter of 
acceptance through the mail.

7. All general education and specialized courses in the Medical
 Transcription Program must be passed with a grade of “C” or 
above.

8. In order to enroll in courses that include a clinical component, 
students must receive clearance on a criminal background
 check, including sex offender registry. Potential students need 
to be aware that drug testing and clearance is a requirement for 
participation in all clinical components.

Allied Health 3 hours
ALDH 1323 Medical Terminology

Biology 4 hours
BIOL 1314 Human Anatomy & Physiology
Computer Science 3 hours
CSCI 2013 Word

English 3 hours
ENGL 1083 Grammar and Mechanics

Medical Transcription 20 hours
*MDAS 2234 Common Diseases and Treatments
*MDTR 2305 Medical Transcription I
*MDTR 2315 Medical Transcription II
*MDTR 2436 Medical Transcription Externship

Total Credit Hours: 33
*Course has prerequisite (See course description section of catalog).

General education requirements can be found at: www.tulsacc.edu/gened.

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