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Medical Assisting: Medical Transcription-Track 4 Certificate Health Sciences Total Units: 28.5
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Term Effective: Fall 1981


The Medical Assisting: Medical Transcription Career Certificate 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.

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Program Requirements:

The requirements for the Medical Assisting: Medical Transcription-Track 4 Certificate program are:

  • Complete 28.5 units from
    • Medical Assisting: Medical Transcription Requirements

Medical Assisting: Medical Transcription Requirements - complete 28.50 units
BOT 73.12A Microsoft Word--Core Level for the Office Professional1.50
BOT 153 Typing-Skill Building1.50
CIS 101A Personal Computers for New Users1.00
HLC 160 Medical Terminology3.00
MA 66.2 Medical Transcription Externship3.50
MA 70A Introduction to Medical Transcription2.00
MA 70B Intermediate Medical Transcription2.00
MA 71 Advanced Medical Transcription3.00
MA 161 Law and Ethics for Medical Assistants1.00
MA 162 Disease Processes4.00
PSYCH 1A General Psychology3.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 3.00 units from the following:
ANAT 51 Anatomy & Physiology1.00-5.00
ANAT 58 Introduction to Human Anatomy3.00

Term Effective: Fall 1981

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 2006

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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