NVCC 1998-1999 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 of 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. Students are expected to complete the courses in the sequence outlined below. All first- semester courses must be completed before enrolling in second-semester 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.

Special Certification: Upon completion of this certificate, graduates have completed the basic content which is included on the national certifying examination in medical transcription offered by the American Association of Medical Transcription.

One Year1st Semester2nd Semester

   AST141Word Processing I3
   ENG135Applied Grammar3
   HIT113Medical Term. & Disease Proc. I3
   HIT121Medical Transcription I4
   NAS150Human Biology4
   BUS165Small Business Management 3
   HIT114Medical Term. & Disease Proc. II 3
   HIT122Medical Transcription II 4
   HIT190Coordinated Practice 2

Total Credits/Semester1712

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

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