Skip to Content
Sinclair College


Find info & services specific to you:


Medical Scribe MS.S.STC

Short-term Technical Certificate - 18 - 19 Credit Hours

Division: Health Sciences
Department: Allied Health
Effective as of Fall 2017

What is the program about?

Medical Scribes are individuals trained in medical documentation who assist a physician. They serve as part of the health care team, whose primary goal is to increase the efficiency and productivity of the physician. A Medical Scribe's position is highly dependent on the physician, physician group, and setting/hospital in which the scribe is employed. In addition, this certificate will prepare the student to become a *Certified Medical Scribe Apprentice (CMSA).

Program Outcomes

  • Demonstrate skills in medical documentation.
  • Utilize the basic concepts of medical billing and coding as they relate to the medical scribe.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the concept of a medical scribe and the basic knowledge and skills required to be successful in the industry.
  • Demonstrate professionalism including knowledge of cultural competence, self care and communication skills including basic computer literacy.

Career Opportunities

Medical Scribes are employed in a variety of healthcare facilities, including physician offices, clinics, and hospitals.


  • Students will need a background check prior to clinical.


Course Title Credits
ALH 1101 Introduction to Healthcare Delivery 2
ALH 1102 Basic Healthcare Practices & Medical Scribe 3
ALH 1252 Medical Scribe Practice 2
ALH 2201 Survey of Drug Therapy 2
HIM 1101 Medical Terminology 2
HIM 1160 Medical Office Coding Concepts 1
(BIO 1107 OR BIO 1121 OR BIO 1141) 3 - 4
(COM 2206 OR COM 2211 OR COM 2225) 3
- View the Master Syllabus - View the Course Schedule

Program Accreditation Information

None at this time.

This information is for planning purposes only. Sinclair College will make every effort to offer curriculum listed above but reserves the right to change, add and cancel curriculum offerings for unforeseen circumstances.