CURRICULAR GUIDE

Medical Transcriptionist
Associate in Business Degree

Curriculum Code: 0756  (Effective Fall 1999 - Summer 2004)

Medical transcriptionists listen to doctors' audio recordings and use word
processors to transcribe what they hear into the proper printed format. 
Transcriptionists must be medical language specialists and be familiar with
patient assessment, therapeutic procedures, diagnoses, and prognoses.  In
addition to transcribing letters, reports, and the like, they may have other
clerical duties.
Students should see the "Course Descriptions" section of this catalog or the
Course Schedule for course prerequisite information.  Basic skills assessment
and advising information may be found on page 8 of this catalog.

General education is an important part of this program and includes a
mathematics competency requirement.  To fulfill the mathematics competency
requirement, students may need to complete specific coursework in mathematics. 
For information on how to fulfill all general education requirements, see page

Contact the Business Careers Department, Old Central Building, Room 210,
telephone number (517) 483-1522.

REQUIREMENTS                                                 TOTAL: 48 CREDITS
CODE        TITLE                                                 CREDIT HOURS
ANAT 151    Anatomy and Physiology I                                         3
ANAT 152    Anatomy and Physiology II                                        3
CABS 113    Microsoft Word Office/ Int Key                                   4
CABS 118    Adv Microsoft Word for Office                                    4
HUMS 265    Sem:Ethical Issues in Medicine                                   3
MATH 117    Math for Business                                                4
OADM 102    Editing Business Documents                                       2
OADM 197    Medical Vocabulary                                               3
OADM 198    Medical Record Management                                        3
OADM 207    Medical Transcription                                            3
OADM 222    Advanced Medical Transcription                                   4
OADM 275    Cultural Differences in Busn                                     3
SPCH 110    Oral Communic in the Workplace                                   3
WRIT 114    Business English                                                 3
WRIT 127    Business Communciations                                          3

LIMITED CHOICE REQUIREMENTS                                   TOTAL: 6 CREDITS
Complete the indicated number of credits from each CHOICE listed below.

CHOICE 1:   General Education Core Areas                             3 Credits
(See the "GENERAL EDUCATION" section above)
            Writing Core Area (See Note 1)                                   0
            Speech Communication Core Area (See Note 1)                      0
            Science/Technology Core Area                                     3
            Global Perspectives and Diversity Core Area (See Note 1)         0
            Mathematics Competency (See Note 1)

CHOICE 2:   Medical Transcriptionist Related                         3 Credits
CHSE 123    Medical Insurance Billing I                                      3
OADM 240    Office Internship                                                3

ELECTIVES                                                     TOTAL: 6 CREDITS
Complete the indicated number of credits in courses of your choice.
            MINIMUM TOTAL                                                   60
1.    Students completing "REQUIREMENTS" have fulfilled the requirements for
      these Core areas.

Students should see course descriptions to find out when departments plan to
offer courses.  Students who for any reason are unable to follow the course
sequence suggested below (for example, those who are part-time, have
transferred in courses from another school, or have prerequisites to fulfill)
should contact an academic advisor or counselor for help with adjustments.
I                 II                III               IV
ANAT 151          ANAT 152          OADM 207          HUMS 265
CABS 113          CABS 118          OADM 275          MATH 117
OADM 197          OADM 102          SPCH 110          OADM 222
WRIT 114          OADM 198          WRIT 127          Elec.
Lim.Ch.1                            Lim.Ch.2          Elec.