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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Excelsior University, Center for Professional Development | Evaluated Learning Experience

Medical Transcription with Medical Terminology (CPD083)

300 hours.
Various, distance learning format.

November 2011 - May 2018.

Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: explain the importance of the confidential nature of medical reports; transcribe medical reports using correct report format and capitalization, punctuation, abbreviations, symbols, and metric measurements; correctly spell the English and Medical terms and abbreviations; and correctly identify the knowledge, skills, abilities, and responsibilities required of medical transcriptionists.


This course prepares students to transcribe medical reports and learn necessary skills to obtain employment as an entry-level position as a Medical Transcriptionist. Students have access to a 60-hour medical terminology course. Students listen to simulated dictations which duplicate real-life situations which regional accents and background noises. Prerequisites: Basic understanding of word-processing programs including creating documents, emailing, and printing, keyboard proficiency, and a working knowledge of Medical Terminology.

Credit recommendation: 
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 6 semester hours in Medical Transcription (10/13).