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Medical Assisting: Medical Transcription Certificate Health Sciences Total Units: 29
This program is currently inactive. Catalog rights may apply, see a counselor for more information.

Term Effective: Fall 2006


The Medical Assisting: Medical Transcription Certificate of Achievement prepares students to become transcriptionists in physicians' offices, medical clinics, hospital outpatient clinics, or at home as an independent medical transcriptionist.

Medical transcriptionist responsibilities include accurate, timely transcription of correspondence, medical chart notes, and medical reports used in hospitals, clinics, offices, and health agencies, as well as in research reporting. Advanced knowledge of medical terminology and English grammar is required, as are keyboarding speed and accuracy.

Click here for more information about the program, or contact the Health Sciences Department.

Students interested in the order for taking classes in this program, can view the recommended course sequence. This program of study is also available as an Associate degree major option.

Program Requirements:

The requirements for the Medical Assisting: Medical Transcription Certificate program are:

  • Complete 29 units from
    • Medical Assisting Core Requirements
    • Medical Assisting: Transcription Requirements

Medical Assisting Core Requirements - complete 18.50 units
BOT 73.12AMicrosoft Word--Core Level for the Office Professional1.50
HLC 160Medical Terminology3.00
MA 160Introduction to Medical Office Practice3.00
MA 161Law and Ethics for Medical Assistants1.00
MA 162Disease Processes4.00
PSYCH 1AGeneral Psychology3.00
Complete a combination totaling at least 3.00 units from the following:
ANAT 58Introduction to Human Anatomy3.00
Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology2.00
HLC 140Health Care Implications of Anatomy and Physiology1.00
Medical Assisting: Transcription Requirements - complete 10.50 units
MA 166.2Externship: Medical Transcription3.50
MA 170ABeginning Medical Transcription2.00
MA 170BIntermediate Medical Transcription2.00
MA 170CAdvanced Medical Transcription3.00

Term Effective: Fall 2006

The requirements for this program of study are effective beginning the semester shown above. If you began working on this program before the effective semester, you may not be affected by the changes. Consult with the program contact person or the department chair to determine your eligibility to complete the program under previous requirements.

Term Inactive: Fall 2010

Previous Versions:

Medical Assisting: Medical Transcription - effective Fall 1981

Course Prerequisites and Advisories:

Courses in a program of study may have prerequisites or advisories; that is, courses that must or should be completed before taking that course. Please check for prerequisites or advisories by clicking on the course numbers in the Program Requirements section.

It is important that students who are completing an Associate Degree and desire to transfer to a four-year institution meet with a counselor to plan their lower division coursework. While many majors at SRJC are intended to align with lower division major preparation required by California public universities, specific lower-division major requirements vary among individual campuses. See a counselor, visit the Transfer Center, and check Guides For Transfer in Specific Majors, and ASSIST to review transfer preparation guides for specific schools and majors.


All courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or better to receive a certificate.

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