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Program Details

  • Award: Associate in Applied Science
  • Credits: 60
  • Delivery: Offered entirely online with face-to-face options available for some/all sections.

About this Program

Medical Support Careers include: Medical Secretary, Medical Transcriptionist, Medical Coding Specialist, and Health Unit Coordinator. These programs offer students a variety of nonclinical medical career opportunities. Challenging hands-on experience is provided to help prepare students for employment. Transcription of medical documents utilizing correct punctuation and capitalization emphasizing number, abbreviation, symbol, and metric measurement rules is performed. HIPAA guidelines are discussed, recognizing patients' rights to protect their medical information.

Successful graduates possess invaluable skills such as ability to key accurate, detailed, personal information relating to each patient's medical, surgical, psychiatric, social, and family history. As students gain competence in their work, they will advance to more critical thinking problem solving.

Students may begin fall or spring semester and may attend full time or part time. Besides being offered on campus, the Medical Secretary and Coding programs are offered online in their entirety.

Program Locations

  • Minnesota State College - Southeast Technical, Winona 55987

Labor Market Information

  • Medical Transcriptionists

  • Median wage: $18.91/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Above statewide average
  • Medical Secretaries

  • Median wage: $19.18/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Well above statewide average
  • Medical Records and Health Information Technicians

  • Median wage: $20.67/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Well above statewide average
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Minnesota State College - Southeast Technical
Minnesota State College - Southeast Technical
1250 Homer Road Winona, MN 55987 Toll-Free: (877) 853-8324 Local: (877) 853-8324 TTY: (507) 453-2785