Undergraduate Certificate in Healthcare Documentation

The Healthcare Documentation Certificate trains students in medical keyboarding skills to produce dictated reports by physicians and other healthcare providers, and ancillary disciplines to produce a legal document. This provides medical necessity to submit insurance claims, payment, and audit procedures, and to provide documentation of medical care in the event of legal or court proceedings.

Such reports include:

  • Hospital admissions
  • Hospital discharge summaries
  • Operative notes
  • Pathology and radiology reports
  • Surgical consultations
  • Psychological evaluations.

Career options available to those with this certificate include: medical transcription, medical scribe, healthcare documentation specialist, and speech/voice recognition editor.

Certificate Information

18 Credit hours
Minimum cumulative G.P.A. of 2.0

For more information specific to you and your situation, meet with your academic advisor and find your ideal pathway to complete your degree on time.

Students pursuing the Healthcare Documentation Certificate must complete the following courses with a minimum grade of C. All courses are 3 credit hours unless noted otherwise.


Required Courses

  • AHLT-C 150 - Body Structure & Function
    or ANAT-A 215 - Basic Human Anatomy (5 credit hours)
  • AHLT-M 330 - Medical Terminology
  • AHLT-M 393 - Healthcare Documentation
  • AHLT-M 394 - Healthcare Documentation Practicum
  • ENG-W 131 - Elementary Composition I

Complete one course from the following

  • AHLT-R 200 - Pathology
  • HIM-M 302 - Health Law II and Ethics
  • HIM-M 470 - Healthcare Reimbursement System


According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), undergraduate certificates are a great way to fast-track your career in an affordable way.

When time and money are a major concern, certificates allow recipients to gain skills in their field of choice in a relatively short period of time, usually less than a year, and for a price that won’t break the bank.

Many of IU Southeast’s certificate programs are stackable – meaning that you can use the credit hours earned for your certificate toward an associate or bachelor degree program.

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