Course: Medical Terminology
This course provides the student with the skills necessary to interpret and understand medical terminology, in order to be successful in the pursuit of health occupation careers. This is accomplished by utilizing a method of study that not only instructs the students in building medical terms but also gives the student immediate application in utilizing the medical term.
Completion of this course certifies proficient understanding of medical terminiology based on a score of 80% or higher on competency exams. A Certificate of Skill Competence is available upon request.
This course fulfills requirements for the following Programs:
• Medical Office Administration
Competencies (skills you will learn)
• Identify basic structure of medical words
• Apply word building and definitions
• Use medical abbreviations
• Correctly use medical terminology
This is a competency-based course offered in open-entry/open-exit format.
The estimated length of this course is 60 hours. Actual course length will depend upon your schedule and your ability to master the subject material.
There are no specific requirements to take this course. However, courses in the Health Care Technologies Programs are to be taken in order. The course list can be found on the information sheet for each program or by contacting Student Services.
Textbooks & Materials
Medical Terminology Language for Health Care 3rd Ed - Required
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Course Location and Schedule
88 S. Tooele Blvd.,
8 a.m. - 8 p.m. Monday - Thursday
8 a.m. - 12 p.m. Fridays
Tuition and Fees
Tuition is based on the number of enrolled classroom hours. High school students are exempt from tuition, but are responsible for course and program fees and the cost of textbooks. Please visit the Tuition pages of this website or contact Student Services for current tuition and fee information. This course does not have an individual course fee, but please see the information sheet for your desired program for estimated total program tuition and fee costs.