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Technical Certificate Programs
Allied Health Sciences Certificate Programs
The Medical Transcriptionist Program is a three-semester certificate program. Classes may also be scheduled to provide opportunity to complete the program in 9 months if certain conditions are met and with the permission of the Program Director. Graduates of this program are prepared to transcribe medical record reports dictated by physicians. They also edit reports generated by speech recognition technology systems. Medical transcriptionists work in hospitals, clinics, doctor’s offices, and transcription services. Graduates are eligible to take the AHDI (Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity) RHDS certification examination. The program is approved by the AHDI's Approval Committee for Certificate Programs (ACCP).
All Medical Transcription courses are taught at the Oak Ridge Branch Campus. Enrollment is limited.
Note: Students may not register for discipline-specific courses until their major has been changed.
Note: Meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance. Preference will be given to Tennessee Residents.
Program Application Deadline
June 30. Late applicants may be considered on a space-available basis.
Criminal Background Checks
Criminal background checks and drug screening may be a requirement at affiliated clinical sites utilized for training in the Medical Transcription Program. Based on the results of these checks, an affiliated clinical site may determine to not allow your presence at their facility. This would result in your inability to successfully complete the Medical Transcription Program. Students will be responsible for the costs of the background check. Additionally, a criminal background may preclude licensure or employment. More information is available from your program director.
Students will be required to meet all health guidelines of affiliated clinical agencies. Personal health insurance may be required by some agencies. Students are highly encouraged to carry personal health insurance and are responsible for costs incurred due to injury or illness while enrolled. Students will be responsible for the cost of the physical examination and required immunizations and/or testing.
Students will be required, during the course of the program to demonstrate their physical and/or emotional fitness to meet the essential requirements of the program. Such essential requirements include freedom from communicable diseases, the ability to perform certain tasks, and suitable emotional fitness. Any appraisal measures used to determine such physical and/or emotional fitness will be in compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the American Disabilities Act of 1990. Students will be required to meet all health guidelines of the affiliating agencies. Students are responsible for cost incurred from injury or illness while in the Medical Transcription Program.
Students’ grades will be evaluated at the end of each semester by the Program Director. A student must maintain the following standards or he/she will be dismissed from the program:
The RSCC policy of Student Conduct and Disciplinary Sanctions applies to all students regardless of the program in which they are enrolled. In cases where alcohol and drug violations occur, disciplinary action, as well as the decision whether to test for alcohol or drugs, will be processed through the Dean of Allied Health Sciences and the office of the Dean of Student Services and Multicultural Affairs.
A student must request readmission after a grade of “D” or “F” is received in a core course or after withdrawal from the program at any time during the semester.
A student may be considered for readmission to the program if all of the following criteria are met:
|MDT||102||Medical Terminology I||3|
|MDT||103||Anatomy Concepts in Med Trans||2|
|MDT||104||Medical Transcription I||5|
|MDT||105||Medical Transcription Procedures||2|
|MDT||110||Tech Concepts in Med Trans I||2|
|Fall Semester Total||14|
|MDT||111||Medical Transcription II||5|
|MDT||118||Tech Concepts in Med Trans II||2|
|MDT||120||Medical Terminology II||3|
|MDT||125||Pharm Concepts in Med Trans||2|
|Spring Semester Total||12|
|MDT||150||Special Topics in Medical Transcription2||2-5|
1Not offered on-line. May be taken in Spring semester if certain conditions are met and with permission of the program director.
2MDT 150 is optional unless the total number of minutes transcribed is less than 2100 upon completion of MDT 104, MDT 111 and MDT 112.
PLEASE NOTE: Online classes as well as flexible scheduling opportunities are available for a limited number of students meeting special criteria (must score at least 90% on preadmission test). Please contact the program director at 1-866-462-7722 ext. 2012 or 865-481-2012 or visit our Web site at http://www.roanestate.edu/medicaltranscription for specific details. Traditional Medical Transcription classes are held at the Oak Ridge Branch campus.
Students pursuing this certificate will be advised by the Allied Health Sciences Division. Students wishing to pursue an A.A.S. Allied Health Sciences with an emphasis in Medical Transcription should contact their advisor. A certain number of credit hours in each program must be completed in order to meet the graduation residency requirement. Contact your advisor for the requirement of your program.