Southern Arkansas University Tech offers the online Certificate of Proficiency in Medical Transcription. There is a growing demand for medical transcriptionists in the present job market. Medical transcriptionists listen to dictated recordings made by physicians and other healthcare professionals and transcribe them into medical reports, correspondence, and other administrative material. Medical transcriptionists return transcribed documents to the physicians or other healthcare professionals who dictated them for review and signature or correction. These documents eventually become part of patients' permanent files.
The following courses make up the program:
- Essentials of Anatomy & Physiology
- Medical Transcription I
- Medical Transcription II
- Medical Terminology
- Basic Pharmacology
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Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationHigh School or Equivalent
Admission TestsACCUPLACER, ACT/SAT, COMPASS, Placement Test
Official High School Transcript/GED Score
- Applicants must submit either ACT, SAT, Compass, Asset, Accuplacer or an approved placement score.