What Are the Best Schools with Medical Transcription Training?
Review some important considerations for choosing a school with a good program in medical transcription. Read about one well-regarded school with a program in this field.
What Should I Look for in a Top Medical Transcription School?
Certificates, diplomas and associate degrees are offered in medical transcription. These are often available online or on-campus at a career school or community college. You might choose a program accredited by the Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity (AHDI) or the closely-related American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). After completing a postsecondary program, you may be eligible for AHDI's Registered Medical Transcriptionist (CMT) examination.
Top Medical Transcription School
Metropolitan Community College (MCC) in Omaha, NE
MCC is an accredited member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. This school offers an AHDI-accredited program that leads to an Associate in Applied Science in Health Information Management Systems with a medical transcription emphasis. This program is available at MCC's Elkhorn Valley and Fort Omaha locations; it's also offered online. You'll complete 27 general education credits, 44.5 credits in health information management and 27 credits in medical transcription. You'll study coding and billing methods, medical terminology, introductory anatomy and principles of health care management. An internship is required during the second year.
- Associate in Applied Science in Health Information Management Systems
Other Medical Transcription Training Programs
|College/University||Institution Type||Location||Estimated Undergrad In-State Tuition*|
|Belmont College||2-year, Public||Saint Clairsville, OH||$4,000|
|Alpena Community College||2-year, Public||Alpena, MI||$7,000|
|Lane Community College||2-year, Public||Eugene, OR||$5,000|
|Eastern Arizona College||2-year, Public||Thatcher, AZ||$3,000|
|Northwest Vista College||2-year, Public||San Antonio, TX||$6,000|
|Dakota County Technical College||2-year, Public||Rosemount, MN||$6,000|
|Sheridan College||2-year, Public||Sheridan, WY||$3,000|
|Williston State College||2-year, Public||Williston, ND||$5,000|
|Rock Valley College||2-year, Public||Rockford, IL||$8,000|
|Ridgewater College||2-year, Public||Wilmar, MN||$6,000|
*Source: NCES, U.S. Department of Education