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Medical Transcription Certificate

Career Certificate in
Medical Transcription Fundamentals

The Medical Transcription Certificate Course gives you the knowledge and skills to assist entire physician practices, specific clinical areas, or hospital departments. With your medical transcription certificate you’ll interpret terminology and prepare medical histories, patient discharge summaries and more.

  • Prerequisite: None
  • Study Method: Textbooks with Online Exams
  • Program Length: As few as 3 Months

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Payments as Low as
$34 Per Month

  What You'll Learn

With our Medical Transcription Certificate, you’ll gain a solid understanding of fundamental transcribing techniques for diseases and diagnoses related to each anatomical system. When you graduate, you will be ready to move ahead in your current job or explore a new career.

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Orientation to Online Learning (online)  

This lesson introduces you to online learning, with instruction on how to be successful as an Ashworth student. You’ll learn proven study skills, find out how to take advantage of different learning styles, and discover time management techniques. The lesson also includes a guide to career opportunities plus supplementary readings.

Lesson 1: Medical Fundamentals and Perspectives on Medical Transcription  

An overview of the transcriptionist’s role, a review of selected rules of English grammar and sentence structure, and their importance within the field of medical transcription.

Lesson 2: Style Guide  

A presentation of correct ways to abbreviate, capitalize, punctuate, hyphenate and form the plural and possessive forms of words when transcribing. ou will also be introduced to the number system, spelling and proofreading guidelines, the construction of business letters and the use of reference material for medical transcription.

Lesson 3: Transcribing for Dermatology, Otorhinolaryngology and Ophthalmology  

An introduction to the structure and function of the skin, ears, nose, throat and eyes. Included will be information on the types of questions asked during an examination, related terms and areas to be aware of when transcribing. This is the first lesson in which you will transcribe from dictation.

Lesson 4: Transcribing for Cardiology and Pulmonary Medicine  

How to recognize the types of terms, reports and information needed when transcribing for cardiology and pulmonology.

Lesson 5: Transcribing for Gastroenterology and Endocrinology  

How to recognize the types of terms, reports and information needed when transcribing for gastroenterology and endocrinology.

Lesson 6: Transcribing for Urology and OB-GYN  

How to recognize the types of terms, reports and information needed when transcribing for urology and obstetrics and gynecology.

Lesson 7: Transcribing for Orthopedics and Neurology  

How to recognize the types of terms, reports and information needed when transcribing for orthopedics and neurology.

Lesson 8: Transcribing for Psychiatry, Pathology and Radiology  

Understanding the content of various psychiatry, pathology and radiology reports, as well as recognizing the terms and abbreviations used in each.

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  What You Get

Complete your Medical Transcription Fundamentals certificate course online and on your terms. Start when you’re ready, study at your own pace and get personal guidance as you need it. We’ll get you up-to-speed so you can quickly move ahead in your new career.

The medical transcription certificate course provides help from dedicated Ashworth faculty when you need it without the pressure to finish. Your tuition covers:

  • Comprehensive textbook & study guides
  • Online, open-book exams
  • Transcriptionist foot pedal with universal connectors
  • Interactive CP with practice exercises
  • Dedicated academic support and tutoring
  • Career search and time management guides
  • Participation in the Student Community
  • Career Services powered by CareerBuilder®

Graduates receive a Medical Transcription Certificate and may attend our annual graduation ceremony. Then you can show you have the specialized skills to succeed in the health care field. It may pave the way for a promotion and higher pay, too.

  • Medical Transcription Training Books


  • Medical Transcription Training Diploma


  • Graduation Video


Put your mind in motion to a better career. Start your medical transcription certificate – Online Course today. Speak with an Admissions Advisor at 1-800-957-5412 or enroll online now.