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Certificate - Medical Terminology

Penn Foster Career School's Medical Terminology Certificate Program is designed to teach students the terminology used by health-care practitioners. Read more about this program here.

Official Program Name:

Medical Terminology Certificate

School Offering Program:

Penn Foster Career School

Program Level:

Certificate

Program Description:

Penn Foster Career School's Medical Terminology Certificate Program is meant for students who are seeking new job skills or who want to refresh or refine their health-care knowledge. The program is designed to teach students about the uniform pronunciation, definition, and spelling of medical terms. Students are given the chance to learn how to identify medical terms and words; define the body structure and its systems, cavities, planes, and positions; and explain the importance of medical terminology. Access to the Internet is required to complete this program.

Learning Format:

Online

Financial Aid:

Penn Foster offers low tuition, 0% APR financing, and affordable monthly payments to be completed upon graduation.

Tuition, Financial Aid & Start Dates

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Required Courses for a Medical Terminology Certificate:

Program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Penn Foster Career School to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

  • Building Medical Vocabulary
    • Word Structure and Body Structure
    • The Integumentary System
    • The Respiratory System
    • The Cardiovascular and Hematic Systems
    • The Digestive System
    • The Urinary System
    • The Musculoskeletal System
    • The Nervous System
    • The Endocrine System
    • The Lymphatic System
    • The Male Reproductive System
    • The Female Reproductive System
    • The Sensory System
    • Medical Reports and Physical Examinations

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Students who complete Penn Foster Career School's Medical Terminology Certificate Program may be interested in pursuing an associate's degree in the medical field. This might increase their knowledge of the medical field while preparing them for higher medical field positions with added responsibilities.

Associate's degree options include (but are not limited to):

  • Associate of Administrative Assisting in Medical Administrative Assistant
  • Associate in Applied Science in Clinical Medical Assisting
  • Associate in Applied Science in Health Information Management
  • Associate in Applied Science in Medical Insurance Billing and Coding
  • Associate of Applied Science in Healthcare Management
  • Associate of Applied Science in Medical Receptionist and Transcriptionist
  • Associate of Applied Science in Medical Secretary or Assistant
  • Associate of Applied Science in Medical or Clinical Assistant

Career Paths:

Graduates of Penn Foster Career School's Medical Terminology Certificate Program may be able to use their skills in a variety of entry-level health-care positions. In these positions, they might use their medical terminology training to analyze or interpret medical reports.

Entry-level positions include:

  • Medical transcriptionist
  • Medical assistant
  • Medical biller
  • Medical coder