Harrison County Campus

Join a Healthcare Team as a Medical Transcriptionist

The Medical Office Technology programs provide training for career opportunities in a variety of settings, including:

  • Private physician offices
  • Medical clinics
  • Hospitals
  • Nursing homes
  • Government facilities like the Veterans Administration
  • Medical equipment manufacturer
  • Ambulance services

Career Opportunities

The Medical Transcription program prepares the successful completer for employment in the field of medical transcription of patient records.

Degree Options and Requirements

This program leads to an Associate of Applied Science Degree and is preparatory for employment upon graduation from MGCCC. Where a transfer to 4-year college or university is desired, a conference should be scheduled with a MGCCC advisor.

All students completing a career or technical program must complete either the MS-CPAS (Mississippi Career Planning and Assessment System) or an MGCCC Board- approved Technical Skills Attainment assessment where applicable. Students should see an advisor for further details.

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Medical Office Technology Medical Transcription Coursework

For class times, visit the MGCCC class schedules.

Medical Transcription Certificate

Semester One

Course Credit(s)
ACC 2213 - Principles of Accounting I 3
BOT 1433 - Business Accounting 3
BOT 1233 - Microsoft® Word® I 3
BOT 1313 - Applied Business Math 3
BOT 1613 - Medical Terminology I 3
BOT 1713 - Mechanics of Communication 3

Semester Two

Course Credit(s)
BOT 1623 - Medical Terminology II 3
BOT 1823 - Microsoft® Excel® I 3
BOT 2743 - Medical Office Concepts 3
BOT 2763 - Electronic Health Records 3
BOT 2813 - Business Communication 3

Total Credits: 30

Medical Transcription Diploma

Semester Three

Course Credit(s)
BOT 2523 - Medical Machine Transcription I 3
BOT 2533 - Medical Machine Transcription II 3
BOT 2643 - CPT Coding 3
BOT 2653 - ICD Coding 3
BOT 2543 - Medical Machine Transcription III 3

Total Credits: 15

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Semester Four

Course Credit(s)
ENG 1113 / 1114 English Composition I or ENG 1033 Technical English 3/4
SPT 1113 - Public Speaking I 3
Math/Natural Science Elective 3/4**
Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3

Total Credits: 15/17


Please refer to “The Credit by Non-Traditional Means” regarding stipulations for receiving articulated credit.

* Prior to enrollment in BOT 1233  students will be required to key straight-copy material at a minimum of 35 GWPM, on a five-minute timed writing with a maximum of one error per minute. Students who do not demonstrate this level of proficiency will be required to enroll in BOT 1013  – Introduction to Keyboarding.

** MAT 1033, MAT 1313 or higher or any laboratory science.

Contact Us

For information on how to become a student at MGCCC, orientation, registration, and our programs, please call (228) 896-2536 or email questions@mgccc.edu.