Major ID: 390C
Program Start Dates: Fall, Spring, Summer-limited course offerings
Graduates of a certificate program in healthcare documentation are proficient in transcribing medical documents, creating and processing correspondence, assisting with release of information, meeting medical provider documentation needs, and other duties. Courses from the certificate are applicable toward the Medical Office Professional AAS degree.
Applicants should possess excellent communication skills, meticulous attention to detail, good spelling, finger dexterity, and extreme accuracy in their work. Candidates considering this field should be comfortable listening to dictated material for an extended periods, editing documents created through the use of voice recognition software, and possess knowledge of patient confidentiality regarding health information.
Healthcare documentation specialists may work in a physician’s office, surgery center, specialty clinic, hospital, insurance company, government agency, research foundation, longterm care facility, dental office, consulting firm, rehabilitation center or other health care facility.
- Graduates will apply basic medical sciences in accordance to the profession.
- Graduates will demonstrate use of office and healthcare-based software applications.
- Graduates will demonstrate entry-level data collection, documentation, and healthcare regulatory practices.
- Graduates will transcribe and edit medical reports and related office correspondence.
This program can be completed by using a combination of online, day, evening, and Saturday courses. Part-time and full-time options are available.