Program Overview

Medical transcription is the process professionals use to convert written or spoken medical reports into a document that may be accessed by other health professionals. The needed text can then be placed in a patient's record or retained in an electronic format; each patient typically has a massive influx of paperwork. The certificate program in medical transcription allows students to gain the important skills to become integral parts of a health care industry. The certificate program emphasizes the importance of storing information electronically to maintain the most current and modern methods of record keeping with the ease of accessibility by other professionals, regardless of location, time, or other physical constraints.

The integral administration duties of transcriptionists allow healthcare organizations to maintain efficient and effective procedures. The concentration will introduce students to the intrinsic courses medical professionals are required to understand. The certificate program is comprised of 17 credit hours and gives students the coursework needed to gain an understanding of: Text Entry & Formatting, Medical Terminology, and Medical Document Production. The accurate transcription of medical notes is vital to the proper functioning of many medical professionals; nurses, physicians, doctors, insurance companies and other financial institutions rely heavily on the information obtained from transcriptionists.

The core certificate program will also strive to enhance a student’s understanding of information systems, office management, medical coding, billing and insurance, legal and ethical issues, and formatting and word processing. Students may combine the learned administrative and support skills to develop personal skills that are applicable in a variety of medical environments. Upon successful completion of the certificate program, students should be able to pursue entry-level positions in medical and dental offices, hospitals, insurance companies, laboratories, medical supply companies, and other health-care related organizations.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Certificate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

    School Overview

    Lenoir Community College is a two-year public school located in Kinston, North Carolina. LCC was established in 1958 by the State Board of Legislation. Lenoir Community College is part of the North Carolina Community College System. The school serves nearly 850,000 citizens annually through its primary service area, which includes Lenoir, Greene, and Jones counties.

    Lenoir Community College offers certificates of completion and associate’s degrees. The College offers many certificates and diploma options requiring less than two years for completion. Classes are offered during the daytime, evening, weekend, and in online format. Distance Education courses carry the same academic credit and rigor as traditional on-campus classes and follow the same semester start and end times. Online courses can be hybrid, web-assisted, internet-based, or video courses.


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