Information on the alignment process for the Healthcare Documentation & Transcription Special

CIP Code: 51.0708
CIP Name: Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist
Definition: A program that prepares individuals to execute verbatim medical conference minutes, medical reports, and medical orders. Includes instruction in dictation and simultaneous recording, analysis of notes and visual evidence, medical terminology, data processing applications and skills, formal medical report and correspondence formats, professional standards, and applicable law and regulations.

Approval Status

The Healthcare Documentation and Transcription Specialist Alignment was approved by the Kansas Board of Regents on November 15, 2012.  Colleges are granted one year from the approval date to implement the alignment.

State Business and Industry Committee recommendation

The Business and Industry Committee recommend the following industry credentials for all Healthcare Documentation and Transcription Specialist programs: Kansas WORKReady! Certificate Silver level, completion of Certificate B requirements and Registered Medical Transcriptionist (RMT).

Alignment Map

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Common Courses  (8 credit hours)
Common Courses serve as potential articulation and transfer of coursework between secondary and postsecondary partners.   These courses shall have the same title, credit hour allocation, and competencies.  Institutions may add additional competencies based on local demand.  The sequencing of common courses is determined by the institution. 

Medical Style and Grammar 3 credit hours (pdf)
Legal and Ethical Issues in Healthcare 3 credit hours (pdf)
Healthcare Documentation and Transcription Practicum 3 credit hours (pdf)

Support Courses
Institutions may utilize existing like courses which adhere to the agreed upon course lengths and competencies.

Anatomy and Physiology 4 to 8 credit hours
Medical Terminology 3 credit hours
Pharmacology 3 credit hours
Pathophysiology 3 to 4 credit hours
Healthcare Documentation and Transcription 6 to 9 credit hours
Healthcare Professional Development 2 to 4 credit hours

Other Courses: (3 credit hours)

Computer Concepts/Applications 3 credit hours

To learn where this program is available in Kansas, visit the Kansas Career Technical Education Program Search.