Medical Transcription and Editing

Study with California State University, San Bernardino, in partnership with Career Step, and gain the skills you need to start a rewarding career as a medical transcriptionist. Medical transcription professionals play a key role in providing accurate medical records.

Who Should Attend

Those interested in working in the medical field as a medical transcriptionist or editor.

Certificate Completion

The curriculum is approved by the Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity (AHDI), and it includes real-world practical experience to ensure you gain the skills you need to excel in the workforce.

Career Pathways

Medical transcription is primarily a work-from home occupation, giving you the opportunity to have a professional career from the comfort of your own home. Most healthcare providers outsource their medical transcription work to national healthcare documentation companies, which hire medical transcription professionals from all over the country to transcribe and edit the records from their homes in an online, virtual work environment.

Delivery Format

  • The entire program is offered online
  • Start anytime during the quarter
  • Complete it from the convenience of your home and on your schedule
  • Progress at the pace that matches your learning style

Course Information
Course No. HSCI 1011
Units NC
Schedule No. 2051
Fee* $2,995

* Fees are subject to change


Training Time

Total hours: 640


  • Program Orientation 1
  • Program Orientation 1
  • Medical Transcription Editing Industry 5
  • Technology and the Medical Professional 5
  • Keyboard Kinetics 10
  • Medical Word Building 15
  • Grammar and Punctuation 10
  • Anatomy, Pathophysiology and Disease Processes Block 1 5
  • Anatomy, Pathophysiology and Disease Processes Block 2 25
  • Mastering Medical Language 5
  • Pharmacology 15
  • Healthcare Documentation 10
  • Diagnostic Reports 20
  • Focus on Medical Specialties 30
  • Midterm 0.5
  • Introduction to Transcription 13
  • Transcription Clinic Notes 105
  • Transcription Basic Acute Care 100
  • Transcription Advanced Acute Care 150
  • Editing Theory 15
  • Editing Technique 20
  • Editing Clinic Notes 25
  • Editing Acute Care 40
  • Final Exam Preparation 0.5

Skill Sets

  • Gain the skills of both a medical transcriptionist and a specialized medical transcription editor
  • Simulate the real world by training on hundreds of authentic physician dictations
  • Prepare for the future of the industry as it relies more on speech recognition technology
  • Train to begin working immediately upon graduation


Must have access to a computer, Internet and an active e-mail account.


Two payment plans are available for Career Step programs.

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