Medical Scribe | Dipl - Western Iowa Tech Community College
Western Iowa Tech Community College
Medical Scribe | Dipl

Medical Scribe | Dipl

Sioux City
Estimated Program Costs Required Classes Entrance Requirements Medical Scribe Handbook
This program is eligible for free tuition

This program prepares you to serve as a medical scribe. Medical scribes are individuals trained in medical documentation who assist a medical provider throughout his/her day. They serve as a personal assistant to the provider, allowing them to be more efficient and productive.

The primary function of a medical scribe is the creation and maintenance of the patient's medical record. You will document the patient's history, the provider's interaction with the patient, the procedures performed, the results of laboratory tests, and other important information. Using scribes allows the provider to focus entirely on the patient. As a scribe you can also function as patient chaperones during physical examinations. This protects the provider from litigation.

Scribes can easily retrieve or research needed information from the patient's medical record saving the provider time in searching for needed information. You can also participate in patient education, retrieving needed supplies/equipment during the visit. Using scribes can also save time by completing the medical record entry while the provider in the room and not having to wait for dictation to be completed. You must achieve a grade point average of 2.0 (C) or above in all program requirements.

You must complete the entrance requirements below before being accepted into the program.

Meet Your Advisor

Fran DeJong
Fran DeJong
Admissions Representative
Sioux City Campus, Admissions
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Career Options

People with these jobs record medical information, handle scheduling and billing, and advise patients.

Required Classes for Medical Scribe | Dipl

SDV 108 The College Experience 1
HSC 114 Medical Terminology 3
BIO 163 Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology 4
HIT 136 Scribe Fundamentals I 3
HIT 248 Essentials of Medical Coding 2
MAP 402 Medical Law and Ethics 2
BCA 206 Applied Computer Concepts  
HSC 143 Pharmacology 3
HSC 218 Clinical Pathology for Allied Health 3
HIT 236 Scribe Fundamentals II 4
HIT 301 Electronic Health Records 3
MAP 134 Medical Transcription I 3
PSY 102 Human & Work Relations 3

Entrance Requirements

  • All students must submit a copy of their high school transcript (or equivalency diploma-GED) and all college transcripts to the Admissions Office for evaluation.
    • General admission procedures for all WITCC students are available in the WITCC College Catalog.
  • All students must meet the following criteria for admission/acceptance into the medical assistant program:
    • Verification of High School, GED or HSED Graduation
  • All students must meet one of the following criteria for admission/acceptance into the medical assistant program:


  1. Submitted documentation of composite ACT score of at least 19


  1. Associate Degree or higher from an accredited program


  1. Verification of high school official transcript of GPA 2.0 or higher AND
  2. Completion of (1) year high school science equivalent with no grade lower than a C


  1. Completion of BIO 163 and HSC 114 with no grade lower than a C

Meet Your Faculty and Staff

Renee Reeves, RHIT
Renee Reeves, RHIT
Administrative Assistant-Medical Instructor
Sioux City Campus
Carmen Monk BS, CMA, AAMA
Carmen Monk BS, CMA, AAMA
Medical Assistant Instructor
Sioux City Campus, Room A104
Kerry Patchin BSN, RN
Kerry Patchin BSN, RN
Administrative Program Coordinator Health Science
Sioux City Campus, Room L314

Estimated Program Costs

In-state tuition and fees: $7,289.00 *
Out-of-state tuition and fees: $7,326.00 *
Educational fees: $97.00/semester
Estimated books: $200.00/semester
Estimated transportation and personal expense: $2,273.00/semester
Estimated student housing and meals: $3,075.00/semester

* This is an approximate cost based on tuition and fees set by the Board of Directors before each school year. Course level fees may also apply. Additional charges for licensure or credential testing may be a part of your program.