Program Overview

Northland Community and Technical College offers a Diploma in Medical Transcription and Editing for students interested in careers in medical facilities and the medical industry. Students have the potential to increase their knowledge necessary for transcription of medical procedures, medication orders, diagnoses, and other medical events. Through the program, students may learn necessary skills and techniques that are a part of transcribing recordings and other sources of medical information and create medical reports based on this information. This information is utilized by healthcare professionals as part of patient records in order to keep an accurate description of past procedures and conditions.

Students should increase their understanding of business practices in healthcare organizations through a curriculum emphasizing the development of skills designed for medical transcription services and knowledge of medical terminology. The curriculum consists of 31 credit hours which include medical transcription, medical language applications, and business communications.

Successful graduates of the program should be able to exhibit the importance of the confidential nature of medical reports, the ability to transcribe medical reports using correct report format and correct capitalization, punctuation, abbreviations, symbols, and metric measurements, and the ability to correctly spell the English and medical terms in addition to the abbreviations, either by memory or by using a dictionary or reference book.

Also, students will be expected to be able to create transcribed medical reports based on dictation from a variety of medical facilities, and to develop practical techniques to be used in medical transcription, including proofreading and editing skills.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Diploma

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

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

    School Overview

    Founded in 1949, Northland Community and Technical College has a main campus located in Thief River Falls, Minnesota and a secondary campus located in East Grand Forks, Minnesota, along with the Aerospace Campus and Roseau Satellite Site. Northland is a two-year, public institution that works in partnership with Minnesota State Colleges and Universities to establish and promote transfer agreements into four-year programs.

    Northland offers associate's degrees and certificates, many of which can be earned completely online through the Online Learning department.


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