Medical Assisting – Medical Scribe Specialist – Occupational Skills Certificate

TOP Code:

0514.20

This Certificate in Medical Scribe is designed to prepare students with entry-level skills to meet the needs of the growing demand for trained medical information professionals who specialize in charting physician-patient encounters in real-time during medical exams. The skills and knowledge gained as a medical scribe may be applied in ambulatory care clinics, surgical centers, hospital settings, emergency departments, and other health care environments. Students will be exposed to the process of assisting the physician or licensed independent practitioner in navigating the electronic health record and locating information such as lab and radiology reports. These courses can be applied toward the requirements for the Certificate of Achievement in Medical Assisting, Administrative & Clinical.

Program Outcomes

  • Discuss the elements in documentation of patient assessment and plan of care in the electronic health record.
  • Input diagnoses, prescriptions, and instructions for patient discharge and follow-up in the patient’s electronic health record.
  • Apply clerical tasks that include retrieving medical records, documenting the results of diagnostic tests, and preparing discharge instructions.

 Required Courses

HLSC 115MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY3
MA 109HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY1
MA 110MEDICAL OFFICE MICROCOMPUTER MANAGEMENT APPLICATIONS1
Total Units5

Recommended Electives

BUSN 2601ACOMPUTER KEYBOARDING A0

or a touch typing speed of at least 30 wpm.