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About this course

Students prepare for careers as integral members of a health care team in an outpatient setting. Competency-based activities in the program provide extensive hands-on practice for students in the use of computer application skills to create and handle medical information. Medical transcription, Electronic health records, medical terminology, patient administrative services, and professional ethics are presented with emphasis on the billing procedures of the insurance industry. The program also provides extended learning opportunities for persons previously or currently employed in related professions. In addition, work-based learning experiences are available in many medical settings that support the theory presented in the classroom.

Entry Requirements

International students are also required to have a command of English in order to be admitted directly into career training programs at Bates. Please send English proficiency scores as part of your application. We accept the following tests:

  • TOEFL Score of 61 (iBT) /173 (CBT) /500 (PBT)
  • IELTS Score of 5.5
  • ELS - Completion of Level 109 
  • STEP EIKEN Grade 2A (Minimum)

Applicants must: 

1. Possess basic keyboarding/word processing skills prior to enrollment in the program, and

2. Pass a clear national criminal background check covering Washington state. 

Note: Students must possess basic keyboarding/word processing skills prior to enrollment in the program.