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School of Technical & Professional Specialties

Medical Scribe (KSMS)

The Medical Scribe Program, a Competency Based Education training program, will provide students with the necessary knowledge and skills to competently perform the duties of a medical scribe as defined by local and national standards.  Medical Scribe employees are trained primarily to work in doctors’ offices and other ambulatory care clinics, or inpatient facilities as an integral member of the allied health care delivery team to assist in real-time clinical documentation.  The Medical Scribe collects information gathered at point-of-care under the direction of a licensed provider, and inputs data to create and maintain comprehensive and accurate electronic health records for the benefit of clinicians, healthcare staff, and patients.

The program will be offered in a flexible open entry / open exit format.  Students will be trained in areas necessary for medical scribes including CPR and First Aid, anatomy, physiology and medical terminology.  The curriculum will allow the students to gain competency in cognitive, psychomotor and affective competencies. 

Instruction will be achieved with a combination of online, classroom and clinical activities that will include experience in a healthcare facility.  Students must demonstrate proficiency by passing all courses and competencies required in the program before being placed in a clinical site for the externship.  As a final program training component, students will complete an 80 hour unpaid clinical externship at a health care facility contracted with the college.

Upon successful completion of the coursework and externship at a satisfactory rate of 80% or better and receipt of all necessary documentation the student will receive the Certificate of Achievement.

Certificate of Achievement: 510 Hours

Occupations in this area.

For state and national occupation information, visit O*Net Online and enter the following O*Net code(s):

  • 29-2071.00 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians

Contact us

For more information about this program, please contact us at or 801-957-4073.

  • To contact an academic advisor, career advisor or faculty member, please see the appropriate tab on the left.

Required Courses: (510 Clock Hours)

Clock Hours
Course KAOS 0170
Title Computer Concepts
Clock Hours 30
Semester A
Course KMOA 0111
Title Medical Terminology
Clock Hours 70
Semester A
Course KMOA 0145
Title Anatomy & Physiology
Clock Hours 50
Semester A
Course KSMS 0100
Title Healthcare Environment Basics
Clock Hours 64
Semester A
Course KSMS 0200
Title Pharmacology Basics
Clock Hours 16
Semester A
Course KSMS 0300
Title Health Record Basics
Clock Hours 48
Semester A
Course KSMS 0400
Title Healthcare Insurance & Billing Basics
Clock Hours 48
Semester A
Course KSMS 0500
Title Healthcare Transcription Basics
Clock Hours 64
Semester A
Course KSMS 0600
Title Vital Sign Basic/CPR/First Aid
Clock Hours 25
Semester A
Course KWRK 0515
Title Job Seeking Skills
Clock Hours 15
Semester A
Course KSMS 0700
Title Medical Scribe Externship
Clock Hours 80
Semester A

Tuition and Fees

  • Application Fee: $20.00
  • Tuition: $1,249.50
  • Student Fees: $81.60
  • Lab Fees: $0.00
  • Books/Supplies: $455.00

Total Estimated Cost: $1,806.10 (subject to change without notice)

Available Class Schedules

Jordan Campus
3491 W 9000 S, JHS 011
Salt Lake City, UT 84088

Mon-Thu 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Financial Aid

  • Please contact SLCC Veterans Services for VA Educational Benefits


16 years old at enrollment; 18 years old at externship; 18 years old for Occupation and Licensure.

Prospective students must have been assessed (CASAS) within 90 days prior to enrollment:

  • Reading: 10.0
  • Math: 8.0
  • Keyboarding speed of 30 CWPM (correct words per minute) on a 5 minute timing

Need a little help with Reading, Math, or keyboarding? Academic Readiness courses will get you up to speed!

Ready to get started? Visit the admissions page for instructions and steps to follow for enrollment!


  • Hepatitis B (proof of three dose vaccination or proof of immunity by titer).  * Student may start the KSMS program with proof of first dose of Hepatitis B vaccination, but must be completed prior to externship.
  • MMR (proof of two dose vaccination or proof of immunity by titer) 
  • 2-step PPD or Quanti​FERON-TB – this requires two separate Tuberculin skin tests with negative results or Quantiferon blood test with negative result ​completed within the past year. If a positive result is given, proof of a current chest x-ray with a negative result. 
  • Varicella (Chickenpox) - (proof of two dose vaccination or proof of immunity by titer). A letter from the physician stating childhood exposure will not be accepted. 
  • TDaP (Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis) given within the past 10 years
  • Influenza (given October 1 - March 31) – required yearly
  • Covid immunization (highly recommended) – Proof of full immunization is required by most clinical sites. If not immunized, a face shield and mask must be worn at all times during the clinical shifts.
*Note: Clinical sites may have additional requirements to be met for externship placement

Background Check, Drug Screening and Immunizations Compliance

The School of Applied Technology has contracted the services from American DataBank through its comprehensive tool for student screening, immunizations and compliance. This tool, named Complio, is configured to screen for each of the items listed above based on SAT requirements. Students need to create an account with Complio and SLCC will be notified when compliance has been met.


All enrollment procedures are handled at South City Campus, SCM 1-061 and Taylorsville Redwood Campus TB 516, contact advisor with questions. Limited services are available at Jordan Campus, Monday and Wednesday-Friday, call 801-957-6402 for an appointment.

Additional Program Notes

Classes start every week on Mondays


  • American Heart Association Healthcare Provider CPR
  • American Heart Association First Aid


(Additional fees and experience may apply)

  • American College of Medical Scribe Specialists
  • Certified Medical Scribe Apprentice (CMSA)
  • Medical Scribe Certification and Aptitude Test (MSCAT)

Course/Program Delivery Model

This program is offered in a Competency Based Education (CBE) format. It is divided into several payment periods consisting of 7-weeks in duration for Full-time students, or 14-weeks in duration for Part-time students, except for the final one which is variable in length. This allows students to accelerate and complete as many courses as they can within each of those time periods while the tuition and fees remain fixed. Students will be expected to invest a minimum of 24 hours per week for Full-time students (if using a Pell grant or VA funding), or a minimum of 12 hours per week for Part-time students, on completing coursework. Students will enroll in each course according to the established sequence in the catalog.

Students who only need one or more courses for purposes other than earning a certificate for a full program of study may enroll for Personalized Professional Training (PPT) courses, available in select program areas.

Students receiving Federal Financial Aid or VA funding please contact your academic advisor for specific information regarding eligibility.


  • 16 years old at enrollment. Students should be 18 years old at completion of the program to work in their externship
  • Current Criminal Background check (issued by ADB Complio)
  • Drug Screen (SAM-5) prior to enrollment - from SLCC approved provider (ADB Complio)
  • Not listed on the sex offender web site
  • Students need a USB Flash Drive and headphones for the first day of class