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Medical Transcription - AAS

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Program Director: Susan Whatley

This program is offered completely on-line.

NOTE: This program is in moratorium and will not be accepting new students.

Medical Transcriptionists are part of the healthcare team, working primarily with medical documents and reports. Upon completion of the program, students have the skills and knowledge necessary to perform as entry-level transcriptionists.

Graduates are prepared to:

  • Use current word processing software efficiently and effectively, including developing and utilizing macros and shortcuts.
  • Use medical language appropriately and understand anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, pathophysiology, laboratory tests, and diagnostic tests.
  • Spell, proofread, and use correct grammar, punctuation, and syntax in medical reports.
  • Understand HIPPA and follow guidelines to protect patient confidentiality and patient records.
  • Transcribe reports for a variety of specialty areas, thereby increasing understanding of medical language and procedures for those specialty areas.
  • Practice transcribing reports from doctors who are not native English speakers.
  • Use medical references appropriately and efficiently, particularly the Book of Style.

Estimated Resident Program Cost*

Tuition and Fees$6,779
Application Fee$30

Fall 2016 MUS Student Health Insurance Premiums will be changing. Please check the Health Insurance website and/or Student Central for confirmed premium rates. Students will be charged an additional fee of $21 per credit for online/hybrid courses.

Many students need preliminary math, science, and writing courses before enrolling in the program requirements. These courses may increase the total number of program credits. Students should review their math and writing placement before planning out their full program schedules.

TASK 090 Introductory Keyboarding is recommended for students with keyboarding skills less than 45 wpm.

GFC MSU Additional Graduation Requirement

COLS 103Becoming a Successful Student +1
First Year
AHMS 105Health Care Delivery +2
AHMS 144Medical Terminology +3
AHMS 255Medical Transcription I +3
CAPP 120Introduction to Computers +3
Select one of the following:  
M 090Introductory Algebra **,+4
M 108Business Mathematics **,+4
Term Credits15
AHMS 256Medical Transcription II *,+3
BIOH 112Human Form and Function I +4
CAPP 154MS Word *,+3
HTH 180Pharmaceuticals for HC Provdrs +1
WRIT 122Intro to Business Writing **,+3
Term Credits14
Second Year
AHMS 108Health Data Content Struct *,+3
AHMS 109Disease Concepts *,+2
AHMS 201Medical Science *,+3
AHMS 257Medical Transcription III *,+3
BIOH 113Human Form and Function II *,+3
Term Credits14
AHMS 106Healthcare Professional +2
AHMS 118Hlth Care Personnel Supervsn +2
AHMS 158Legal Rgltry Aspcts Hlthcare *,+3
AHMS 258Medical Transcription Practicu *,+3
HIT 265Electr Health Rec in Med Prac +3
HTH 150Personal Health and Fitness +2
Select one of the following:  
PSYX 100Introduction to Psychology +3
SOCI 101Introduction to Sociology +3
Term Credits18
Total Credits61

Indicates prerequisites needed.


Placement in course(s) is determined by placement assessment.


 A grade of C- or above is required for graduation.