Certificate Information

The Medical Transcription Certificate is an 18 credit hour program that trains students to trascribe, proofread, and edit medical, surgical, radiological, and pathological reports dictated by physicians and other ancillary disciplines to produce a legal medical document.  Career options are in medical transcription, medical transcription editor, healthcare documentation specialist, and medical scribe.

University Credit Hour & Residency Requirements

Students must complete 50% of the required credit hours for a certificate in residence at IU Southeast. 

Allied Health Residency Requirement

In addition to the IU Southeast Certificate Residency Requirement (minimum of 50% of total credits), students completing the Certificate in Healthcare Documentation are required to complete the following courses in residence at IU Southeast: AHLT-M109 & AHLT-M102.

General Education Core

The General Education Core does not apply to Certificate programs.

Specific Medical Transcription Certificate Requirements

Students pursuing the Medical Transcription Certificate must complete the following courses with a minimum grade of C:

  • AHLT-C 150 (Body Structure & Function) - 3 cr. OR ANAT-A 215 (Basic Human Anatomy) - 5 cr.
  • AHLT-M 102 (Clinical Experience I) - 3 cr.
  • AHLT-M 109 (Medical Transcription Technology) - 3 cr.
  • AHLT-M 195 (Medical Terminology) - 3 cr.
  • CSCI-C 106 (Introduction to Computers and Their Use) - 3 cr.
  • ENG-W 131 (Elementary Composition I) - 3 cr.

To download a copy of the Medical Transcription Certificate Checksheet, click here.

To download a copy of the suggested academic plan for the Medical Transcription Certificate, click here.

Specific degree requirements can also be viewed in the online Academic Bulletin.

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