DEPARTMENT NEWS | Business & Information Systems

Medical Merger

Beginning fall semester 2011, DCTC will offer a new program in Office Careers⎯Healthcare Documentation Specialist. The 39-credit diploma represents the merger of two other programs, Medical Transcriptionist and Medical Coding Specialist. Graduates with the new diploma will be better prepared to contribute and prosper in high-tech medical environments.

“A shift in the health care industry led us to create this new, more powerful diploma,” said Susan Johanson, an instructor in Office Careers medical programs. “We will be using the same top-of-the-line speech recognition software used in hospital systems around the state. Students earning this diploma will have the skill range of the modern documentation specialist in the fast-changing field of health care.”

For more information about the new Healthcare Documentation Specialist diploma, contact:

DCTC Students Dominate at BPA Conference

(left to right) Warren Moe, Phil Weix, BPA student, Matt Looyen, Adam Larson, Zack Pudil

Six student delegates from the new DCTC Business Professionals of America Club attended the BPA 2011 Spring Leadership Conference, “Stand Out from the Crowd,” at Alexandria Technical & Community College in Alexandria, Minn., Feb. 24–26, 2011. All six students participated in the competition portion of the conference, bringing home 23 first through fourth-place awards across 20 events. All six students are heading to the BPA National Leadership Conference May 4–8 in Washington, D.C. To learn more, read “Students Rake in Awards at BPA Leadership Conference” on YouBlue. Here are the six delegates:

  • Warren Moe | Lakeville, Minn. | Accounting Major
  • Phil Weix | Newport, Minn. | Accounting Major
  • Zack Pudil | Hastings, Minn. | Software Development Major | ASSETS Scholarship Recipient
  • Matt Looyen | Farmington, Minn. | Accounting Major
  • Adam Larson, Hastings, Minn. | Accounting Major
  • BPA student | Prescott, Wis. | Accounting Major
To learn more about the Accounting program and the BPA Club at DCTC, contact:
To learn more about ASSETS Scholarships and Information Systems programs, contact: