Explore a Career in Medical Transcription-Online

@ Kauai Community College

Description

Take your first step toward a lucrative career as a medical transcriptionist! In this course, you'll learn how to transcribe the most common medical reports used in both inpatient and outpatient settings. We'll review a lot of the grammar you might have forgotten since high school and apply it to the reports. This knowledge will help prepare you to work almost anywhere in the medical field?doctors' offices, clinics, public health facilities, and hospitals. With this foundation, you'll be set to advance your education so you can work as a subcontractor for a company that outsources transcription, or you can eventually even take on your own clients?all from the comfort of your own home. We'll go through each of the nine main report types?their formatting requirements, the components of each one, and how they are used in the clinical setting. We'll review grammar points in every lesson, pointing out important elements that will make your reports perfect. You'll also gain important clinical knowledge of major disease processes that are essential to enhance your skill as a medical documentation specialist. Along the way, we'll download a free transcriber that you'll use to listen to dictation, and we'll cover how to use it to produce the reports in your word processor. These hands-on exercises will give you the practice you'll need to determine if this field is for you. We'll also go through the options you'll have now and in the future by developing the skills of a medical transcriptionist. By the end of this course, you'll know the basic report types, have clinical knowledge of major diseases, be able to correct grammar from dictated reports on the fly, and know the next steps you'll need to take!

Credentials Available

Certificate of Professional Development

Cost of Program

$129   –   "Do I have to pay this?"

Program Duration

Total Weeks

6.0

Total Hours

24.0

Program Categories

"Green" program?

No

C3T program?

No

APPRENTICESHIP program?

No

"I'd like to enroll in this program — now what?"

About This Provider

Kauai Community College

Offering training in Kaua'i County
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Description of School

It is an accredited 2-year public community college and the only college on the island. Its 200-acre campus is located just west of the major town of Lihue. Kauai Community College is committed to the students and community that it serves. OCET is committed to providing professional development and personal enrichment classes.

Accreditation and/or Licensing Agency

Accrediting Commission for the Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

Financial Aid Options

Yes, Kauai Community College has a financial aid department.

Yes

This provider is accessible to people with disabilities.

Yes

This provider does offer job placement services to its students.

Contact Information

Contact Person:
Office of Continuing Education and Training

Address:
3-1901 Kaumualii Hwy
Lihue, HI 96766

Phone:
(808) 245-8318

Fax:
(808) 245-8271

Email:
OCET@hawaii.edu

Website:
kauai.hawaii.edu

ETP Approval Dates

Last Approved On: January 1, 2013
Valid Through: June 30, 2017