Students must meet the following criteria in order to enter Seminole State's Medical Transcription Program:
- Apply and be admitted to Seminole State College. For more information, or to request a printed application, call 407.708.2050.
- Take the Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (PERT) or present valid SAT, ACT, or CPT scores. For more information, call the Assessment and Testing Center at 407.708.2020.
- Be eligible to enroll in ENC 1101: English I through either test scores or the completion of the appropriate college prep courses.
- Meet/consult with an academic advisor or counselor.
- Be able to type at least 45 words per minute. No typing test is required, but it is recommended that students meet this criterion before entering HIM 2032: Intermediate Medical Transcription.
- Complete the following prerequisite courses in the order listed:
- HSC 1531: Medical Terminology* (offered every term)
- HIM 1031: Introduction to Medical Transcription* (offered during Spring and Summer terms only)
- BSC 1084: Essentials of Human Stucture and Function** (offered every term)
- HIM 1433: Concepts of Disease** (offered every term)
Part-time students can typically handle two of these courses per term.
* Students must complete HSC 1531 and HIM 1031 before enrolling in HIM 2032: Intermediate Medical Transcription. HIM 2032 is only offered during the Fall Term each year and is the first in a sequence of four lock-stepped courses. Each of the subsequent lock-stepped courses are also offered only once per year. For more information, see the Medical Transcription Program curriculum.
** BSC 1084 and HIM 1433, while required, do not necessarily have to be completed before gaining admission into the Medical Transcription Program. Students are encouraged to make these courses a priority but should first complete HSC 1531 and HIM 1031.