Become an invaluable member of the healthcare team by assisting the physician and other healthcare providers in charting important aspects of the patient encounter.

Program Overview

Working as a Medical Scribe is a great way to obtain in-depth educational clinical exposure if you are interested in pursuing a future career in the medical field. Scribes work directly with physicians by transcribing information during clinical visits, in real time, into electronic health records (EHRs).

The Berkeley College Medical Scribe program prepares individuals to work as medical scribes and provides them with the skills needed to document all aspects of the patient encounter. Learners will explore the fundamentals of the career including medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, electronic health records, and the basics of medical billing and coding. Upon completion of this program, learners will have the opportunity to work in a variety of healthcare settings.

Although there are no enrollment requirements, prior knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, and human anatomy will help ensure successful completion of this program.


The following costs are included in the fee for the Medical Scribe program:

  • Required E-texts
  • Lab software

Individuals with a high school diploma or its equivalent are welcome to enroll in this certificate program.

The Medical Scribe Program is offered online and is designed to be completed in as little as two semesters.

Semester 1

  • HEA2200 - Medical Terminology (15 weeks | 3 credits)
  • MED1120 - Medical Office Administration (15 weeks | 3 credits)
  • HEA2255 - Electronic Health Records (15 weeks | 3 credits)
  • HEA1110 - Medical Scribe I (15 weeks | 3 credits)

Semester 2

  • HEA1101 - Foundations of Health Services (15 weeks | 3 credits)
  • MBC1105 - Medical Coding (15 weeks | 4 credits)
  • MBC2221 - Clinical Documentation and Compliance (15 weeks | 3 credits)
  • HEA1112 - Medical Scribe II (15 weeks | 3 credits)

Credit hours from the completed program may be applied toward credits for a degree program offered within the College’s School of Health Studies.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Students in the Continuing Education programs and courses are not eligible for Berkeley College grants, scholarships, financial aid, VA benefits, or career assistance.

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Eight Courses (25 credits)
Certificate Price
Medical Scribe Bundle Fee : $5,795.00
Deadline to Start Last Course
Never expires
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