Medical Transcription – Certificate
The Certificate in Medical Transcription program is designed to prepare the graduate for an entry-level position in a physician’s office or medical clinic. The program emphasizes the development of administrative skills to train students for a career transcribing and translating dictated reports into understandable form. Students learn not only in the classroom, but also simulate the skills needed using current technology and computer applications.
Upon completion of the Certificate of Medical Transcription at Pioneer Pacific College, the graduate will be expected to:
- Transcribe medical reports recorded by physicians and other healthcare practitioners using various electronic devices.
- Transcribe dictated reports and translate abbreviations into fully understandable form.
- Edit as necessary and return reports in either printed or electronic form for review and signature, or correction.
Students may be required to pass criminal background checks, drug screens and certain vaccines in order to be employed in the healthcare industry. Individuals with criminal backgrounds may have difficulty securing employment in the field. Prior to enrolling in this program, students should research what future employers require in order to determine how this may affect their chances of becoming employed.
“I like how small the classes were... I feel I got to be comfortable with my classmates and work on things together.“Curtis Cline, Medical Assisting w/ Limited X-ray Graduate