Medical Transcription and Editing (MTE) Program

MTE Program Online (43 credits)

Please note: Your quarterly courseload may be customized to accomodate your personal scheduling needs.


Course Title

MTE 110 Medical Records and the MT/MTE 3
MTE 120 Language of Medical Transcription and Editing 2
MTE 140 Grammar Essentials for the MT/MTE 3
MTE 170 Anatomy, Physiology, Disease Processes - MT/MTE 4
MTE 190 Pharmacology, Lab Data, Physical Exam - MT/MTE 2
MTE 210 Introduction to Speech Recognition Editing - MTE 2
MTE 220 Focus on Medical Specialties for the MT/MTE 3
MTE 260 Shortcuts, Technology, Employment - MT/MTE 3
MTE 200 Beginning Medical Transcription - Clinic Notes 6
MTE 240 Intermediate Medical Transcription - Acute Care 6
MTE 280 Advanced Medical Transcription - Adv. Acute Care 6
MTE 290 Speech Recognition Editing, Clinic & Acute Care 3  
MTE 099 Medical Transcription and Editing Test Preparation 0  

The University of Phoenix  accepts credits from this program toward a BS in Health Care Services.

Check out the Medical Transcription Curriculum Guide Acrobat PDF Reader Icon

Our Faculty are Experienced MTs and MTEs

Medical transcription and editing courses at EvCC are instructed by highly experienced and skilled medical transcriptionists and editors. Elizabeth (Betsy) Stam is the Program Director. She has been an independent contractor since 1996 and she has held a variety of training, editing, and supervisory positions.Sue Krajewski, CMT, AHDI-F is the Lead Instructor. She is a Certified Medical Transcriptionist (CMT) with over 30 years of experience in the field.


Prior to beginning medical transcription and editing courses, you should have a working knowledge of Microsoft Word and keyboarding skills by touch (minimum 35 words per minute). If you do not currently possess those skills you should consider completing the following courses at Everett Community College or your local college (or complete equivolent training) before beginning the medical transcription courses. (Note: If you do not reside within Washington State you would pay out-of-state tuition if you enrolled in any of these courses.)

  • BT 100 Beginning Keyboarding
  • BT 105 Keyboarding for Speed and Accuracy
  • BT 219 Introduction to Microsoft Word
  • CL 101 Computer Literacy

Computer Requirements

You are responsible for providing a PC computer, software and Internet connection for your class. Please see computer requirements on the page Is Online Study for Me?

Cost and Materials

Career Step provides a subscription to the Benchmark Knowledge Base (KB) which includes:

  • Stedman's Medical Dictionary
  • Stedman's Quick Look Drug Book
  • Stedman's Abbreviations, Acronyms & Symbols
  • Stedman's Medical & Surgical Equipment Words
  • Stedman's Medical Terms & Phrases
  • Stedman's Medical Speller
  • AHDI Book of Style, 3rd Edition
  • Physician Data Base
  • Normal Lab Value Data Base
  •  Foot pedal with software
  • Student membership to AHDI (Assn. for Healthcare Documentation Integrity)

Text Upgrade Option Available

While the program fee includes all your necessary materials, the text upgrade is an option for online students who would like to study the course while away from the computer. You may wish to purchase (with your own funds) the text upgrade directly from Career Step for $250 plus $29.95 shipping/handling. Just call the Career Step Operations Team to purchase text companion sets. Their number is 1-800-246-7837 Ext. 702.

The upgrade includes the following workbooks in hard copy:

  • Medical Word Building
  • Grammar and Punctuation
  • Anatomy and Disease
  • Pathophysiology
  • Mastering Medical Language
  • Pharmacology
  • Building the Medical Record
  • Diagnostic Reports
  • Focus on Medical Specialties
  • Perfect the Text
  • Abbreviations, Medical Plurals, How to Look Up Words, Word Differentiation, and Formatting

Registration & Payment

The Medical Transcription and Editing program is a self-support, non-tuition program. Class start and end dates follow the regular EvCC academic calendar.  Open registration dates for each quarter can be found on the enrollment services page.  Last date to register is one week prior to the start of the quarter (4:00 p.m. PST).

Tuition (self-pay, third-party funding, or proof of financial aid award) is due by the end of the 5th business day following your registration.

Winter quarter will have different registration and tuition due dates - please contact for exact dates.

Payment can be made through your MyEvCC Student Portal or in person to the Cashier's Office in the Parks Student Union during business hours. Payment can also be mailed to Everett Community College, Cashier's Office, 2000 Tower St., Everett, WA 98201-1390. Acceptable forms of payment include:

  • Cash, check, money order, Visa, MasterCard, or Discover Card
  • Financial aid awarded by Everett Community College
  • Veterans Educational Benefits (Advance Pay arranged with VA representative)
  • Third-party agency payment voucher

Withdrawal & Refunds

Deadline for 100% refund or to make changes to your schedule is no later than 4:30 p.m. Pacific Time the fifth day of the quarter (100% refund is the quarterly fee less the value of the materials). There is no 50% refund option.

The student is responsible for officially withdrawing from the program. If you need to withdraw you must do so in writing. If you are unable to withdraw in person, please fax your request  form to 425-388-9173. (No calls please.)  Note that if you have been awarded financial aid to attend this program, you may be financially responsible for repaying all or part of the financial aid awarded to you if you withdraw from, drop, or do not pass a class.

Students who withdraw on or before the fifth day of the quarter must return their materials to Career Step or they will be billed for the equipment. Students are responsible for covering the expense of the return shipment; they must be received by Career Step within three weeks of the first day of the quarter. Contact Health Professions Service Center to receive detailed instructions on how to return your materials.