Medical Transcription (492A)

Southern State Health Sciences Banner, Medical Transcription

Offered on: Central Campus (Day)

Nature of Profession

The Medical Transcriptionist is trained to work as a transcriptionist in a variety of health care settings.

To learn more about careers related to the Medical Transcription Program view:

Jobs and Salary

For additional information view the Occupational Outlook Handbook, or the Summary Report for Medical Transcriptionists.

Program Design

The program is designed to be completed in two semesters when taken on a full-time basis. Some students may choose to pursue the certificate on a part-time basis (within four semesters). Students should complete the program within the specified timeframe. Admission to the Medical Transcriptionist Program requires written acceptance by the Allied Health Program Director according to the admission requirements listed on the Medical Transcription Program application packet. Students may elect to complete some or all of the general education course requirements prior to being admitted into the Medical Transcriptionist Program. Continuation in the Medical Transcription Program requires a minimum grade of "B" in MAST/ALTH courses, a minimum grade of C in all other required courses and a minimum cumulative and most current completed term grade point average of 2.4 to participate in the practicum experience. There is a time limit on completion of program requirements. Algebra and biology courses should have been completed within the past five years or repeating the courses is required.


Core Education and Open Enrollment MAST/ALTH courses may be completed prior to entry into the program or during the appropriate semester of the medical assisting program.

Current knowledge of prerequisites is expected. Refer to the college Catalog for any additional requirements of the below courses.

First Semester

Course # Course Title Credits
ALTH 1160 Electronic Health Records 2
BIOL 2205 Anatomy & Physiology I 4
CSCI 1101 Computer Keyboarding 1
ENGL 1101 English Composition I 3
MAST 1115 Medical Terminology 2
MAST 2212 Medical Transcription 3
MATH 1116 Beginning Algebra 3

Second Semester

Course # Course Title Credits
ALTH 1130 Pharmacology for Allied Health 2
ALTH 2250 Advanced Medical Terminology & Transcription 2
ALTH 2260 Medical Transcription Capstone 2
BIOL 2206 Anatomy & Physiology II 4
ENGL 1102 English Composition II 3
MAST 1118 Human Diseases 2
MAST 2205 Medical Law & Ethics 2
Program Total: 35 plus any pre-requisites

Medical Assisting / Allied Health Office & Faculty

The Medical Assisting / Allied Health Office is located in room 182 on Central Campus and operates Monday through Thursday from 9:00am to 3:00pm.

  • 800.628.7722 x2739
  • Medical Assisting/Allied Health Office
  • Southern State Community College
  • 100 Hobart Drive
  • Hillsboro, OH 45133