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Medical Record Transcribing—Applied Technology Diploma

Medical record transcriptionists prepare data and record patient information into permanent files. Skilled transcriptionists process patient records efficiently and accurately; understand medical language, office equipment and procedures; and communicate effectively.

Attention to detail, accuracy and the ability to maintain confidentiality of patients are important attributes of the skilled transcriptionist. Effective transcribers are organized, efficient and possess excellent communication skills.

Purpose

To prepare students for employment as medical record transcriptionists in hospitals, for private physicians and as independent contractors. The program includes instruction in advanced keyboarding skills, medical terminology, health care delivery systems, basics of medical records services, legal and ethical responsibilities, and employability and professional skills.

Length

This applied technology diploma can be completed in approximately 18 months if students are attending classes on a full-time basis.

Location

This program can be completed on the East Campus in Dade City, the North Campus in Brooksville and the West Campus in New Port Richey.

Format

Courses and clinical components are part of the program curriculum.