This program will prepare graduates for entry-level employment as health information transcriptionists. Those who complete the program will possess the basic knowledge and skills required to transcribe medical documentation with accuracy, clarity, and timeliness. Graduates will understand the principles of professional and ethical conduct in the work place. Upon completion of the certificate, students will be qualified to work in outpatient settings.
The program is designed to serve non-traditional students enrolled in college courses on a part-time basis. It is anticipated that the program will appeal to individuals who are currently employed in a medical or health care setting and who are interested in upgrading their skills in the area of clinical transcription.
Standards for Progression and Graduation
Students must complete all Health Information Management (HIMT) and Biology (BIOL) courses with a grade of C or above. Failure to meet this requirement will result in a withdrawal of the student from the Health Information Management Certificate program.