Medical Transcription and Editing

Our Medical Transcription and Editing Program is an online, 43-credit certificate program designed to help you gain the skills needed to start working. Students may begin at the start of any quarter.

Why choose EvCC?

  • Train at home to work at home – We use state-of-the-art software and text materials to train you in an online environment, preparing you to work from home.
  • Customizable course loads – Our program is available to students anywhere with internet access, and quarterly course loads may be customized to fit individual scheduling needs.
  • AHDI-approved program – Curriculum is approved by the leading industry association and provides the training to obtain an entry-level position as a medical transcriptionist or editor.

Your success is important to us in many ways. We would love to help you explore whether medical transcription or transcription editing is the right career choice for you.

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Medical transcription offers you the opportunity to have a real at-home career in the growing medical industry. The field currently includes 2 important roles:

  • Medical transcriptionists type the audio dictations of doctor-patient interactions, creating the reports that make up patients' medical records.
  • Medical transcription editors—specialized medical transcriptionists—correct and edit dictation reports created by speech recognition software, which electronically translates dictations into text.

With Career Step you can train for both of these career paths, work from the comfort of your home, and prepare for the future of the industry.

Medical transcription is part of the rapidly growing healthcare industry. EvCC partners with Career Step to offer this program—providing students access to the graduate services provided by Career Step. Career Step training is well-known and well-respected within the medical transcription industry, particularly by employers, many of whom regularly ask Career Step for more graduates to fill their entry-level positions.

Most medical transcription companies require job applicants to have several years of experience, but because this curriculum is so thorough and trusted, many companies are willing to waive the experience requirement for graduates of this training program

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report states that the middle 50% of medical transcription professionals earn between $27,810 and $42,690 a year. However, it is important to remember that the majority of transcriptionists are paid on a production basis, which offers the opportunity to earn more as you become more familiar with the work, when you work more often, and if you increase your speed or efficiency.

Get a quick overview of the medical transcription industry, including average salaries, in our quick video.

Yes! The EvCC program is approved by the Approval Committee for Certificate Programs (ACCP), a committee established by the Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity (AHDI) to approve medical transcription education certificate programs

The fact that we are AHDI-approved tells you that we are a quality medical transcription and editing education program that has been evaluated by a peer review process against a set of standards for entry-level medical transcription professionals. It also provides reasonable assurance that you will possess the necessary job skills for entry into the profession upon graduation

Yes! Everett Community College is accredited by the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges. By taking this program you will receive 43 transferrable college credits.

A few things to keep in mind are that this this an independent certification program and must be taken in its entirety to receive the credits. We do not transfer in credits from other programs, and the suitability for transferring the credits from this program to another academic program is dependent on the requirements of the other program.

The cost of the program is $5,062.45, and tuition is paid quarterly based on the number of credits taken. Additional fees include:

  • A one-time enrollment and materials fee of $315 paid at the start of the program that includes foot pedal, an electronic version of the AHDI Book of Style, and access to M*Modal.
  • Quarterly online fees of $2.50 per credit taken. Tuition is paid quarterly based on the number of credits taken.
  • A one-time expense to obtain Stedman's Medical Spellchecker at an estimated cost of $80.

All online learning content and your foot pedal are included in the cost of the program; there is no additional expense for books. More information about program costs can be found in the Medical Transcription and Editing Courses, Credits, Tuition, and Fees document

Yes! This program is approved by the US Department of Education for Federal Student Aid, including Pell Grants and Stafford Loans. Our program support specialists will help you through each step of the financial aid application process.

You do not need to take the program full time to receive financial aid and we have aid options available for all program loads ranging from half-time to full-time.

Generally, you will need to do three hours of work for every credit hour earned in a standard 10-week quarter. This will vary, of course, depending on your personal learning style and the specific courses. The transcription and editing courses are more challenging and progressively more difficult and often require more time.

While there are weekly deadlines explained to you in your specific course syllabi, you can log in and do your work as is convenient to you throughout the week, any time, day or night, any day of the week. Some classes do have participation requirements in discussion boards, but this is not about a specific day – rather multiple times during the week

The single most common cause for failure is simply not doing enough work. Be sure you allow yourself enough time to effectively learn. Grades and the corresponding skills are crucial.

EvCC has partnered with Career Step to offer the Medical Transcription and Editing program, which provides students access to personalized, post-graduation resources for your job search, including:

  • Personal consultation with an employment advisor
  • Access to employment and referral directories
  • Personalized interview tutorials and training
  • Individual resume and cover letter review, tips, and advice
  • Access to Career Step's help hotline for a full year after graduation

These resources offer the personalized help you need after graduation to transition to the workplace. With this individualized help and attention, the graduates are typically hired within a few months of graduation

A functional PC (not a Mac), access to the Internet, and Internet Explorer are necessary. More detailed specifications are below.

Active internet connection (High speed/Broadband connection recommended)
800 X 600 minimum resolution (1024 X 768 or higher recommended)
Sound card and speakers (Earphones recommended)
Available USB port

Adobe Flash Player (ver. 10 or higher)
Windows Media Player (ver. 10 or higher) or Quicktime Player (ver. 7 or higher)
PDF reader

Internet Explorer 7.x/8.x/9.x
Javascript and cookies must be enabled

Operating System
Microsoft Windows (XP®, Vista®, 7 with latest service pack)

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