Jul 19, 2024  
2022-2023 SLCC General Catalog 

Medical Scribe: CA (SLTC)(CTE)

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The Medical Scribe Certificate of Achievement was discontinued effective Fall Semester 2022. Students currently admitted to the program will work with their academic advisor.



Certificate of Achievement | 510 clock hours

SAT Instruction Division
Jordan Campus
JHS 011
General Information 801-957-4073
Program Information 801-957-6365
Program Website
Academic and Career Advising

Program Faculty
Julia Miller, Celeste Skinner

Program Description
The Medical Scribe Program, a Competency Based Education training program, will provide students with the necessary knowledge and skills to competently perform the duties of a medical scribe as defined by local and national standards. Medical Scribe employees are trained primarily to work in doctors’ offices and other ambulatory care clinics, or inpatient facilities as an integral member of the allied health care delivery team to assist in real-time clinical documentation. The Medical Scribe collects information gathered at point-of-care under the direction of a licensed provider, and inputs data to create and maintain comprehensive and accurate electronic health records for the benefit of clinicians, healthcare staff, and patients.

The program will be offered in a flexible open entry / open exit format. Students will be trained in areas necessary for medical scribes including CPR and First Aid, anatomy, physiology and medical terminology. The curriculum will allow the students to gain competency in cognitive, psychomotor and affective competencies.  

Instruction will be achieved with a combination of online, classroom and clinical activities that will include experience in a healthcare facility. Students must demonstrate proficiency by passing all courses and competencies required in the program before being placed in a clinical site for the externship. As a final program training component, students will complete an 80 hour unpaid clinical externship at a health care facility contracted with the college.

Upon successful completion of the coursework and externship at a satisfactory rate of 80% or better and receipt of all necessary documentation the student will receive the Certificate of Achievement.

Career Opportunities
For state and national occupation information, visit http://online.onetcenter.org/find/ and enter the following O*Net code(s):

  • 29-2071.00 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians

Estimated Cost for Students
Please visit the program website for up-to-date cost information.

Estimated Time to Completion
510 hours

Program Entry Requirements

  • Reading 10
  • Math 8
  • Keyboarding 50 wpm
  • Current Immunization Status for: Tdap, MMR, Two-Step TB, Hep B, Varicella, Influenza
  • Background Check
  • Drug Screen
  • High School Diploma or GED (required for national certification testing for this vocation which is a required component of the program)
Program Student Learning Outcomes Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes

1 - Acquire substantive knowledge
2 - Communicate effectively
3 - Develop quantitative literacies
4 - Think critically & creatively
5 - Become a community engaged learner
6 - Work in professional & constructive manner
7 - Develop computer & information literacy
8 - Develop lifelong wellness

Perform basic computer skills.

1, 4, 7

Use appropriate medical terminology and define human anatomy & physiology within the different body systems including pathologies.

1, 2, 4, 6

Define the role of healthcare professionals, medical specialties, credentialing, attributes of healthcare personnel, and written communications in various healthcare settings.

1, 2, 4, 6, 7

Demonstrate adherence to legal and ethical guidelines  in the healthcare setting, communications, cultural competence, and professional behaviors.

1, 2, 4, 6

Define basic principles of pharmacology.

1, 4, 6

Define principles of electronic health records (EHR) and utilize an electronic medical record (EMR) system following required guidelines.

1, 2, 4, 6, 7

Perform billing, coding and reimbursement tasks performed in a healthcare setting.

1, 3, 4, 6

Compose accurate medical records through transcribed information.

1, 2, 4, 6, 7

Obtain vital signs and perform AHA Healthcare Provider CPR and First Aid.

1, 4, 6

Students demonstrate mastery of job seeking skills.

1, 2, 4, 6

Students demonstrate medical scribe skills with oversight by clinical staff members during completion of a clinical externship in an actual health care facility affiliated with the college.  These skills may include real-time transcription of medical records into an EMR system and may also include insertion of  lab or radiology reports, CPT or ICD codes, etc. into the medical record.

1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7

Advising Notes

Certificates Earned Within the Program

  • American Heart Association Healthcare Provider CPR
  • American Heart Association First Aid

Certificates for Which Students May Prepare For Upon Program Completion (Additional fees and experience may apply)

  • American College of Medical Scribe Specialists
  • Certified Medical Scribe Apprentice (CMSA)
  • Medical Scribe Certification and Aptitude Test (MSCAT)

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