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Medical Transcription Editor
Applying is easy! We have an open-admission policy, which means if you have a high school diploma or its equivalent, you’re in and we can’t wait to see you in the halls.
Medical Transcription Editor
Department: Health Occupations
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Approved by the Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity (AHDI), and Medical Transcription Editor program focuses on teaching the skills needed to work as a medical transcriptionist and medical transcription editor. Students study medical terminology, anatomy, healthcare documentation, and editing theory and technique as well as developing and practicing their typing and listening skills on hundreds of authentic, employer-provided dictations from a variety of specialties.
The course is Internet based with all content online with the exception of select reference materials.
In addition to one-on-one instructor support and personalized graduate support, enrollment includes ebooks, a transcription foot pedal, an AHDI membership, a subscription to an online reference library, and a voucher to take the RHDS exam. National certification is issued by a third-party organization. Additional information on certification can be found by contacting this agency. The certification exam is not offered through St. Charles Community College.
This curriculum is owned by Career Step and St. Charles Community College acts as a third-party registration entity for them. Additional information on Career Step and this program can be found at https://partner.careerstep.com/stcharles.
Note: All coursework must be completed within 12 months of registration. The online course is an integrated curriculum designed for use as a one-year independent study program and fits easily into an academic year. Students should anticipate spending 10-15 hours per week on the curriculum to complete the program within 12 months.
- A high speed or broadband Internet Service Provider (ISP) and active email account are required for utilization of the online course. The choice of provider and expense are the responsibility of the student.
- A personal computer (PC) is required for the program with a Microsoft Windows or Mac OS X operating system. It must also include the following specifications:
- Hardware: sound card, speakers, USB port. Adobe Flash Player (ver. 10 or higher).
- A headset (not included) is strongly recommended for clarity of sound.
Tuition and Schedule
Students can register for and start this program at any time. You will have 12 months from registration to complete the program.
- Section 40: $3,199 (will increase to $3,499 on June 1)
Tuition is due at time of registration. Financial aid/assistance cannot be utilized for this course.
- In-person (1 Academy Place, Dardenne Prairie, MO 63368) - office hours are Monday - Friday from 8:00am - 4:00pm
- Through email (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Through fax (636-922-8478)
This is a non-credit, certificate course. Tuition is due at time of registration and is non-refundable and non-transferable.
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