NVCC 1999-2000 Catalog
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Career Studies Certificate AN  

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Purpose: The curriculum is designed for persons who seek entry-level employment as medical transcriptionists by providing them with knowledge and skill in anatomy, medical terminology, word processing, medical transcription, and grammar usage. These basic skills are required to transcribe medical dictation with accuracy, clarity, and timeliness. The curriculum is offered through the NVCC Extended Learning Institute with one coordinated practice course conducted at an area health facility or medical transcription agency in close proximity to students' geographical location. Students are expected to complete the courses in the sequence outlined below. All background courses must be completed before enrolling in the medical transcription courses.

Admission Requirements: Students must be admitted to NVCC and have designated Annandale as their home campus; have a high school diploma or GED including one unit of high school biology and chemistry; have obtained a score of 92 or better on the reading section of the English placement test; have obtained a score of 94 or better on the writing section of the English placement test; have achieved a keyboarding speed of 46 wpm; and hold CPR-A certification.

Certification Eligibility: Upon completion of this certificate, graduates are eligible the national certifying examination in medical transcription offered by the American Association for Medical Transcription.

One Year1st Semester2nd Semester

   AST141Word Processing I3
   ENG135Applied Grammar3
   HIT110Intro. to Medical Science3
   HIT111Medical Terminology I3
   NAS150Human Biology4
   BUS165Small Business Management 3
   HIT121Medical Transcription I 4
   HIT122Medical Transcription II 4
   HIT190Coordinated Practice 2

Total Credits/Semester1613

Total credits for the Medical Transcription Career Studies Certificate = 29.

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