Medical Language Specialist, TCC (MLS1) Technical Certificate of Credit


Campus Locations: Moultrie (Veterans Parkway), Tifton

The Medical Language Specialist program includes instruction in transcription, proofreading, and report analysis while applying medical terminology and computer application skills.

Length of Program: Three (3) Semesters

Entrance Date: Beginning of each semester.

Entrance Requirements: Refer to Admissions criteria. Click for Entrance Score Requirements.

Age: Applicant must be 16 years of age or older.

Education: An applicant must be a high school graduate or the equivalent (GED). College transcripts will be evaluated on an individual basis.

Advisor: A program advisor should be consulted prior to enrolling in any course. An advisor will be assigned by admissions.

Program Final Exit Point: Medical Language Specialist, Technical Certificate of Credit.

Credits Required for Graduation: 32 minimum semester hour credits required for graduation.

Note: Credits from this program may be applied to a degree or a diploma program.

Cost
Books: $291.90
Fees: $301.00
Tuition: $1,100.00
Total: $1,692.90
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Fees: $301.00
Tuition: $600.00
Total: $1,170.80
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Fees: $301.00
Tuition: $700.00
Total: $1,250.57
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Fees: $301.00
Tuition: $800.00
Total: $1,459.50
Curriculum Outline (32 hours)
1: Basic Skills Courses (3 hours) 3
ENGL 1010

Co-requisite(s): Entrance exam reading and writing scores in accordance with approved TCSG admission score levels or ENGL 0090. Emphasizes the development and improvement of written and oral communication abilities. Topics include analysis of writing, applied grammar and writing skills, editing and proofreading skills, research skills, and oral communication skills.

3
2: Occupational Courses (29 hours) 29
ALHS 1011

Pre-requisite(s): Program Admission Focuses on basic normal structure and function of the human body. Topics include general plan and function of the human body, integumentary system, skeletal system, muscular system, nervous and sensory systems, endocrine system, cardiovascular system, lymphatic system, respiratory system, digestive system, urinary system, and reproductive system.

5
ALHS 1090

Pre-requisite(s): Provisional Admission Introduces the elements of medical terminology. Emphasis is placed on building familiarity with medical words through knowledge of roots, prefixes, and suffixes. Topics include: origins (roots, prefixes, and suffixes), word building, abbreviations and symbols, and terminology related to the human anatomy.

2
BUSN 1440

Pre-requisite(s): Demonstrated ability to key at least 25 wpm on a 3-minute timing with no more than 3 errors. Pre/Co-requisite(s): COMP 1000 Reinforces the touch system of keyboarding placing emphasis on correct techniques with adequate speed and accuracy and producing properly formatted business documents. Topics include: reinforcing correct keyboarding technique, building speed and accuracy, formatting business documents, language arts, proofreading, and work area management.

4
BUSN 2320

Pre-requisite(s): BUSN 1440, (BUSN 2300 or ALHS 1090), (BUSN 2310 or ALHS 1011), ENGL 1010 Provides experience in medical machine transcription working with the most frequently used medical reports. Topics include: equipment and supplies maintenance and usage, work area management, spelling, definitions, punctuation, processing/transcription speed and accuracy, resource utilization, and pronunciation.

4
BUSN 2330

Pre-requisite(s): BUSN 2320 Continues the development of speed and accuracy in the transcription of medical reports with emphasis on a variety of medical specialization. Topics include: equipment and supplies maintenance and usage, work area management, spelling, definitions, punctuation, processing/transcription speed and accuracy, resource utilization, pronunciation, and medical transcription work ethics.

4
COMP 1000

Introduces the fundamental concepts, terminology, and operations necessary to use computers. Emphasis is placed on basic functions and familiarity with computer use. Topics include an introduction to computer and digital terminology, and usage, operating systems, Internet and digital communication, word processing applications, spreadsheet applications, database applications, and presentation applications.

3
MAST 1120

Pre/Co-requisite(s): ALHS 1090 Pre-Requisite: ALHS 1011 Provides fundamental information concerning common diseases and disorders of each body system. For each system, the disease or disorder is highlighted inlcuding: description, etiology, signs and symptoms, diagnostic procedures, treatment, management, prognosis, and prevention. Topics include: introduction to disease and diseases of body systems.

3
BUSN-Elec Guided Elective 4
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