Technical Certificate
34 credit hour program. The curriculum at South Arkansas Community College is based on the guidelines provided by the American Association for Medical Transcription Model Curriculum for Medical Transcription. After completing the program students should be prepared to sit for and successfully complete the Registered Medical Transcriptionist exam with the Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity.
BIOL 2064/L Human Anatomy and Physiology I/Lab 4
HIT 1003 Medical Terminology 3
HIT 1153 Health Care Delivery Systems 3
HIT 2144 Basic Medical Transcription / Lab 4
HIT 2803 Introduction to Medical Science
Semester Total 17
Following successful completion of the 17 semester credit hours of the fall semester,students will earn the certificate of proficiency in medical transcription.
BIOL 2074/L Human Anatomy and Physicology II / Lab 4
CSCI 2143 Microcomputer: Business Applications 3
ENG 1113 Composition I 3
HIT 2154 Advanced Medical Transcription / Lab 4
Semester Total 14
HIT 2783 Medial Transcription Practicum 3
Semester Total 3
Total Program Credits 34

Basic Studies Requirements:

Reading - ACT 19 or above (or) ASSET 41 or above (or) COMPASS 82 or above (or) complete BSTD 0113 Reading Skills II. Students testing into basic studies
reading are required to take the Nelson-Denny reading test for placement into the appropriate reading class.

Writing - ACT 19 or above (or) ASSET 42 or above (or) COMPASS 75 or above (or) complete BSTD 0213 Fundamentals of Writing II.

Math - ACT 16 or above (or) ASSET Elementary Algebra Skills 39 or above (or) COMPASS 50 or above (or) complete BSTD 0413 Elementary Algebra.

SAS - A course required for all first-time, full-time degree-seeking students and students who test into two or more basic studies courses.

ALL courses in the program MUST be completed with a minimum grade of “C.”

If you are interested in further information regarding these programs, contact:
Dean of Health and Natural Sciences
Phone: 870-864-7102; Fax: 866-222-8026