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Medical Records Specialist Diploma

40 Credit Hours

Medical Records Specialist:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of basic medical terminology and human anatomy and physiology.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of business English communications skills.
  3. Use a computer system to produce accurate documents in a specified amount of time.
  4. Compose written, oral, and electronic business communications.
  5. Key and format business letters, memos, reports, and tables.
  6. Use current software including operating systems, database, spreadsheet, word processing, presentation, voice recognition, and telecommunications.
  7. Demonstrate knowledge of basic medical insurance coding terminology and procedures.
  8. Identify and apply rules and regulations of medical filing systems and procedures.
  9. Demonstrate and understanding of office technology concepts and applications.
  10. Operate a computer using various computer application programs.

Required Courses

General Education

  • BIO 135- Basic Anatomy and Physiology with Laboratory
  • ENG 101- Writing I

*Students can fulfill the Biology requirement with both BIO 137 and BIO 139.

Technical or Support Courses

  • CIT 105- Introduction to ComputersI
  • OST 110- Document Formatting and Introduction to Word Processing
  • OST 235- Business Communications Technology
  • OST 210- Advanced Word Processing Applications
  • CIT 130- Productivity Software
  • MIT 103- Medical Office Terminology
  • AHS 115- Medical Terminology
  • MIT 230- Medical Information Management
  • MIT 217- Medical Office Procedures
  • MIT 228- Electronic Health Records

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Notes

Program requirements list only courses available through KCTCS Online. Other options may be available through traditional KCTCS delivery methods (on campus or traditional distance learning).

When a student registers for a General Education modularized course, the student must complete all of the courses in that series to fulfill General Education category requirements, e.g., ECO 101 - 3 credits meets the Social Interaction category requirement. If ECO 101 has three modules, ECO 1011, 1012, and 1013, all three ECO 101 modules must be completed before the Social Interaction category requirement will be fulfilled. The student cannot take three modularized courses from three different parent courses to meet the general education category requirement, e.g., ANT 1011, ECO 1011, and PY 1101.