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Medical Scribe

one medical scribe working at a computer while the other checks writes information on a printout

What do medical scribes do?

Medical scribes aren’t on the frontlines of healthcare, which is good for those who prefer a little more predictability in their daily routines.  They generally work behind the scenes-sometimes from the comfort of their own home-listening to dictations and converting them into written documents.

Here’s a breakdown of their responsibilities:
• Listening to the recorded dictation of a doctor or other healthcare worker.
• Interpreting and transcribing dictation into patient history, exam notes, and other documents.
• Reviewing and editing drafts prepared by speech recognition software.
• Translating medical abbreviations and jargon into the appropriate long form.
• Following up with the healthcare provider to ensure that reports are accurate.

What does the MCC Medical Scribe Program Offer?

This 320-Hour program provides a comprehensive overview of the skills you need to be a successful medical scribe. We’ll discuss basic medical procedures and walk you through medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, EHR navigation, HIPAA privacy laws, pharmacology, and scribing essentials.

It’s fully online and entirely self-paced—and built to have you job-ready in roughly 8 months.

Program Outline:

  • Program Orientation: Medical Scribe
  • Computer Fundamentals
  • Grammar and Punctuation with
  • Medical Examples
  • Comprehensive Medical Terminology
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Comprehensive Pharmacology
  • Comprehensive HIPAA
  • Comprehensive Electronic Medical Records
  • Scribe Essentials
  • Career Success in Healthcare
  • Program Completion: Medical Scribe

Pricing and Upcoming Class Schedule, click on the class to register

Tuition: $3.599.  Tuition will include the cost of online learning materials and certification exams.

2024: Open Enrollment March 1, 2024 - October 4, 2024 with 8 month access


Metropolitan Community College complies with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act and its amendments. If a prospective student who is otherwise qualified requires a reasonable accommodation, he/she should contact the Disability Support Services office at Metropolitan Community College (MCC).

Most employment in this industry requires passing extensive background checks.  If you have concerns that you may be able to pass these, reach out with questions before applying.

In order for students to be successful in the Medical Scribe program, they must:
-Have a high school diploma or equivalent
-Intermediate Microsoft Office Skills
-Minimum of 60 words/minute typing skills
-Be detailed oriented with an attention to details and great listening skills
-Be proficient in grammar and have a solid ability to read and write in English
-Plus be able to perform the following technical standards:

General Standard Specific Example
Ability to use senses
  • Visual acuity to identify, read, and understand directions in English on equipment and other documents required in facilities.
  • Ability to distinguish distance, colors, objects, and persons
  • Ability to hear sounds and warning signals in training facility, which could lead to an emergency situation requiring some type of proactive or reactive response
  • Ability to detect and tolerate smells that may unpleasant or indicate a possible danger
Physical Ability
  • Ability to sit, stand, and walk continually.
  • Ability to climb or balance, stoop, kneel, or crouch frequently
  • Ability to frequently lift and carry up to 20 pounds and occasionally lift and carry up to 50 pounds
  • Close vision required to see computer monitor, read documents, and operate copy and fax machine
  • Work environment is indoors and climate controlled. Occasionally exposed to outdoor weather conditions

For more information on this program or to speak with a MCC staff member, submit an interest inquiry form.