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Program Details

Metropolitan Community College offers a Health Information Management Systems-Medical Transcription program that awards the Associate in Applied Science Degree. The program is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions as a medical transcriptionist within a healthcare organization or as an independent contractor. Students may further the necessary knowledge and expertise within a variety of subjects within the healthcare and technology fields.

Students may complete the degree entirely online; however, if a student is interested in traditional classes, they may enroll within the same program. The program requires students to complete 97 credit hours in order to graduate. The 98.5 credit hours are divided into 27 general education, 49 major requirement, and 22.5 option requirement credits. Students may customize their course of study by completing multiple options within this program.

MCC provides students with general education courses that deliver the essential fundamentals and a strong background within a broad range of subjects.  These courses are designed to expand perspectives and problem-solving techniques that will be implemented in the real world.

The major requirement courses at MCC have been developed to increase the student’s career skills and knowledge required to transfer to a four-year institutions. Students will need to complete 11 required courses. These courses will educate students within the field of Health Information Management Systems. Some of the topics include careers in healthcare, healthcare issues, HIPAA regulations, electronic health record technology, and basic coding procedures.

Students within the program will need to complete option credits through a list of five required courses. The five courses are Disease Processes, Medical Office Communications, Fundamentals of Pharmacology, Medical Transcription I, and Medical Transcription II. Students may complete more than one specialization within the program.

The option courses list a number of different educational goals for students. Students should be able to use word processing software to transcribe medical reports, develop efficiency in speech recognition technology, and demonstrate proficiency in medical office writing. Some other course topics include disease etiology, immunology, medical transcription mechanics, and drug pharmacology.

Accreditation & Licensing

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission