Overview

Medical scribes work closely with physicians and primary care providers in documenting patient care details in electronic health records. This program prepares students to become certified in the profession through training in medical terminology, anatomy, and electronic health records.

In just eight months, you can become a Medical Scribe Specialist, an important member of the healthcare team who maintains comprehensive and accurate electronic health records. Through a combination of classroom material and hands-on training, this program will prepare you to sit for certification by the American College of Medical Scribe Specialists. Learn all about medical terminology, records, procedures, equipment, and patient tracking. Work side-by-side with doctors and specialists in a variety of healthcare settings. Get started on a career that’s expected to grow by 15% over the next few years, and where employees earn more than $36,000 a year on average in South Carolina. 

How to Enroll

To pursue this certificate, please click on the courses below to see availability. You can register for courses online, and you do not have to apply to the college!

Tuition Assistance
Training Resources

Questions?
Call 803.732.0432 to talk to us about this program, or email cce@midlandstech.edu

Print Plan

Sample Program Plan and Costs

CEUs Class Hours Course Title Cost
4.80 48

Medical Terminology

Students will learn medical terminology by analyzing the prefix, suffix, word roots, and combinations used in medical terms. This course is a prerequisite for other courses and medical certificate programs. This course may be used for exemption of AHS 102.

Online

ID: CEMPR-524

Hybrid

ID: CEMPR-525

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No sections currently available. For information on Training classes, contact our Corporate and Continuing Education Department (CCE) at 803.732.0432 or cce@midlandstech.edu.
$699.00
2.40 24

Electronic Health Records

Learn the concepts of recording a patient's record in digital format that can be shared across different healthcare settings. The EHR is a complete record of a clinical patient encounter as well as supporting other care-related activities.

Classroom

ID: CEMIM-513

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No sections currently available. For information on Training classes, contact our Corporate and Continuing Education Department (CCE) at 803.732.0432 or cce@midlandstech.edu.
$545.00
10.80 108

Medical Scribe Specialist

This 12-week accelerated Medical Scribe Specialists course will address training competencies required for the ACMSS certification. Through lecture, review, training, and practice of electronic health record input and documentation management, students will prepare to assist healthcare providers in a clinical setting with activities of patient medical record documentation. Prerequisites: Medical Terminology with a C or better and Electronic Health Records.

Hybrid

ID: CEMIM-516

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No sections currently available. For information on Training classes, contact our Corporate and Continuing Education Department (CCE) at 803.732.0432 or cce@midlandstech.edu.
$2,499.00
**Hybrid courses are mostly online with some in-class elements.
Estimated Cost
Tuition Assistance
$3,743.00
Not including fees and equipment

Careers

Medical Scribe

The medical scribe charts patient encounters in real-time by working directly with physicians and other healthcare professionals during the patient's visit to transcribe as necessary into the patient's electronic health record for review and signature by provider.

Projected Job Growth

+14.9%

Average Annual Salary

$33,289

According to EMSI data as of 2018

Where Can I Work?

  • Hospitals
  • Medical Clinics
  • Private Practices

What’s next after I complete this program?

Enter the Workforce

Medical Scribe Specialists usually earn more than $36,000 a year on average in South Carolina, and work side-by-side with doctors and specialists in a variety of healthcare settings.