Medical Scribe Certificate

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Medical Scribe Certificate

Program Code: C45400

Our Medical Assisting (MA): Medical Scribe program can prepare you to perform administrative, clinical, and laboratory procedures. Coursework includes medical terminology, medical transcription, and electronic health records. 

This certificate program is only available to currently certified medical assistants who have at least a Diploma in Medical Assisting.

The MA program also offers degree, diploma, and additional certificate options.

Skills You’ll Learn

  • Documenting patient medical history and physical examinations
  • Dictating patient information to supervising physician
  • Keeping a medical record of procedures and lab results

Career Opportunities

There are many employment opportunities for Medical Assisting: Medical Scribe graduates, including:

  • Health insurance organizations
  • Hospices
  • Hospitals
  • Mental health facilities
  • Nursing homes
  • Outpatient clinics
  • Physicians’ offices
  • Rehabilitation facilities

Certificate requirements

12 Credit Hours

Courses in this program

Course Course Code Credit Hours Link to course details

This course focuses on the use of electronic health records in medical documentation and patient management. Emphasis is placed on creating and maintaining patient medical information, scheduling patient appointments, documenting patient encounters, and billing/insurance claim processing. Upon completion, students should be able to perform the required software tasks following a patient visit from start to finish.

Lecture Hours: 2  Lab Hours: 2  Clinical Hours: 0  Credit Hours: 3 
  • Prerequisites:
    Take One: CIS-110, CIS-111, or OST-137
  • Corequisites:
    None

This course introduces prefixes, suffixes, and word roots used in the language of medicine. Topics include medical vocabulary and the terms that relate to the anatomy, physiology, pathological conditions, and treatment of selected systems. Upon completion, students should be able to pronounce, spell, and define medical terms as related to selected body systems and their pathological disorders.

Lecture Hours: 3  Lab Hours: 0  Clinical Hours: 0  Credit Hours: 3 
  • Prerequisites:
    None
  • Corequisites:
    None

This course is the second in a series of medical terminology courses. Topics include medical vocabulary and the terms that relate to the anatomy, physiology, pathological conditions, and treatment of selected systems. Upon completion, students should be able to pronounce, spell, and define medical terms as related to selected body systems and their pathological disorders.

Lecture Hours: 3  Lab Hours: 0  Clinical Hours: 0  Credit Hours: 3 
  • Prerequisites:
    Take MED-121
  • Corequisites:
    None

This course provides the basic knowledge, understanding, and skills required to complete medical reports and transcribe medical dictation. Emphasis is placed on correct punctuation, capitalization, and spelling. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate competence in medical transcription.

Lecture Hours: 2  Lab Hours: 2  Clinical Hours: 0  Credit Hours: 3 
  • Prerequisites:
    Take MED-121
  • Corequisites:
    None

Questions others are asking.

We offer several credentials that provide the flexibility you need. Most degree programs last two years and provide the most in-depth study of a particular subject. Diplomas and certificates take less time and are often taken in conjunction with other degree programs. Specialized training is also available for workforce development programs that are completed in less than a year.

The MA program teaches both medical office and clinical skills, while MOA only teaches office skills. Both programs will qualify a graduate to work at a doctor’s office or clinical in an administrative capacity. The MA program will also qualify a graduate to work in the clinical or laboratory aspect, assisting with patient care in the examination room or laboratory.

The certificate programs do provide some foundational knowledge but are not sufficient to qualify for a national certification exam in Medical Office Administration, Medical Assisting, or Health Information Technology.  Medical Assistants are eligible to sit for the national certification exams with a diploma, while both Medical Office Administration and Health Information Technology require an associate degree to be eligible for their national certification examination.

Performance Standards and Requirements (once in the program):

[Medical-Assisting-Student-Performance-Standards.pdf]

Contact Information

Health Programs
Perdue Hall
New Bern Campus
252-639-2025

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