Medical Transcription and Editing (MTE) Program

MTE Program Online (43 credits)

Please note: Your quarterly course load may be customized to accommodate your personal scheduling needs.

Course Number

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  

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.  Beffie Williams, CHDS, AHDI-F, joins us with over 16 years of experience in the healthcare documentation industry.


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 equivalent 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

The cost of the program is $4982.84. There is a one-time enrollment and materials fee of $315 paid at the start of the program that includes foot pedal, e-Book of Style, and access to M*Modal; currently this will tie to registration in MTE 110.  There are quarterly online fees of $2.50 per credit taken. Tuition is paid quarterly based on the number of credits taken. All online learning content and your foot pedal are included in the cost of the program; there is no additional expense for books. Students will need to obtain Stedman's Medical Spellchecker at an estimated cost of $80. A functional PC (not a Mac), access to the Internet, and Internet Explorer are necessary.

Text Upgrade Option Available

Everything you need is included in the program and is completely accessible online. Hard copies of materials are not required. The Medical Transcription and Editing Program does work completely electronically, but for some people, the hard copies of the books offer a really valid learning tool (perhaps even a better way to learn for some depending on personal learning styles) and a long-term resource to have on hand after the program is over. The hard copies of the books for the program are available from Career Step. The cost for the 10-book set is $250.00 with shipping and handling charges of $ 29.95. To purchase these, contact the Career Step Operations Dept. at 1-888-657-5752 option #2, and you can pay by credit card.

Registration and Payment

The Medical Transcription and Editing program is a self-support program& and does not utilize state funding to cover their instructional costs; therefore, the regular tuition schedule does not apply. (Our tuition prices are the same for all students whether in state or out of state.) Class start and end dates follow the regular EvCC academic calendar. Open registration dates for each quarter can be found on the important dates calendar. The 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. 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 to receive detailed instructions on how to return your materials.