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Medical Transcription and Editing

The Medical Transcription and Editing online certificate program is approved by the Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity (AHDI) and includes medical terminology, anatomy, physiology, and human disease processes to provide the basis for the student to accurately transcribe and edit medical practitioners’ spoken dictation. Courses in grammar, industry-related technology, and transcription and speech recognition editing teach the skills necessary to produce the medical records used for on-going patient care, billing, and legal documentation. Students will transcribe and edit medical dictation of increasing difficulty while learning shortcuts to increase their productivity.

The program is offered in a fully online environment and may be entered at the beginning of any quarter, and requires approximately 3 hours of work per week per credit earned. A certificate is awarded upon successful completion of this 43-credit program that prepares the student to enter the work force as an entry-level healthcare documentation specialist. Courses may only be taken by students enrolled in the MTE Program. Prerequisite: high school diploma or equivalent.

Faculty Advisors:

S. Krajewski

E. Stam

MTE 099 - Medical Transcription and Editing Test Preparation

No-fee, noncredit course is designed to help prepare for the Career Step final exam and other pre-employment testing. EvCC graduates are required to take the CS final exam to qualify for Graduate Placement Services. Serves as an opportunity to determine readiness for skills assessment evaluations that are a routine part of the medical transcription and editing (MTE) job application process. Assesses Core Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 5, 6. Prerequisites:  Instructor permission.
MTE 110 - Medical Records and the MT/MTE

Provides an overview of resources, tools, and references necessary to succeed as a medical transcriptionist or editor (MT/MTE) and explores the purpose and content of medical records used in healthcare documentation, as well as industry trends and the MT/MTE’s role in the reimbursement cycle and risk management. Only students pursuing the MTE certificate may enroll in MTE courses. Assesses Core Learning Outcomes 1, 3, 6. Prerequisites:  Instructor permission
MTE 120 - Language of Medical Transcription and Editing

Focuses on the study of medical terminology for proficiency necessary to enter the workforce as a medical transcriptionist or editor (MT/MTE). The meaning of root words, prefixes, and suffixes, spelling and pronunciation, and rules regarding usage are emphasized. Terminology for medical specialties is explored including proper formatting and use of abbreviations. Effective research techniques are introduced and developed. Assesses Core Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 5, 6. Prerequisites:  Instructor permission
MTE 140 - Grammar Essentials for MT/MTE

Develops grammar skills necessary for the medical transcriptionist and editor (MT/MTE) to produce a finished product correctly utilizing general rules of English usage, punctuation, and grammar. The AHDI Book of Style is utilized as the definitive reference for general style standards. Assesses Core Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 5, 6. Prerequisites:  Instructor permission
MTE 170 - Anatomy, Physiology and Disease Processes - MT/MTE

Introduces the medical transcription and editing (MTE) student to basic human anatomical structures and body systems and diseases affecting them, including diagnoses, and treatments through an introduction to pathophysiology and disease processes. Appropriate Internet research skills as specifically relating to MTE in general and these specialties in particular are developed. Assesses Core Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 5, 6. Prerequisites:  MTE 110 with grade of C or higher or concurrent enrollment
MTE 190 - Pharmacology, Lab Data, Physical Exam - MT/MTE

Overview of drug actions and effects, absorption, distribution, metabolism, and excretion, as well as classifications and formulary in the context of medical transcription and editing (MTE). Standard pharmaceutical terms and commonly prescribed drugs are introduced. Physical exam and laboratory data are studied in detail with an emphasis on properly expressing findings and values. Assesses Core Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 5, 6. Prerequisites:  MTE 110
MTE 200 - Beginning Medical Transcription - Clinic Notes

Introduces medical transcription as a foundation to medical editing and includes word processing and transcription equipment. While transcribing clinic and progress notes, grammar and punctuation specific to medical dictation, correct usage and spelling of medical terminology and abbreviations are reviewed. Introduction to accented dictation and background noise. Assesses Core Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 5, 6. Prerequisites:  MTE 140, MTE 170, MTE 190 MTE 190 may be taken concurrently
MTE 210 - Introduction to Speech Recognition Editing - MTE

Review of the medical transcription editing (MTE) industry including history, trends, speech recognition (SR) operators, and job roles and responsibilities. Introduction to SR editing theory and actual industry software, keyboard shortcuts, and editing during playback of medical dictation. Assesses Core Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 6. Prerequisites:  MTE 140
MTE 220 - Focus on Medical Specialties for MT/MTE

Content and formatting of different medical specialties and types of diagnostic reports as they relate to medical transcription and editing. The course emphasizes specialty-specific medical terminology, abbreviations, laboratory results, medications, and procedures. Increased productivity in lines typed per minute is developed when working with these reports. Assesses Core Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 5, 6. Prerequisites:  MTE 110, MTE 140
MTE 240 - Intermediate Medical Transcription - Acute Care

Transcription of dictation of hospital reports in a variety of formats and specialties including discharge summaries, operative reports, procedure notes, consultations, history and physicals, and radiology and emergency medicine in an acute-care setting to improve speed, accuracy, and productivity. There is continued work with accented dictation and background noise. Assesses Core Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 5, 6. Prerequisites:  MTE 200
MTE 260 - Shortcuts, Technology, Employment - MT/MTE

Addresses techniques for productivity improvement including macros and expansion software. Industry technology and trends, employment opportunities, compensation, standards including production and accuracy, and workplace expectations in medical transcription and editing (MTE). Regulatory agencies and patient confidentiality requirements are reviewed. Includes preparation of a cover letter and resume. Assesses Core Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 5, 6. Prerequisites:  MTE 140
MTE 280 - Advanced Medical Transcription - Adv. Acute Care

Improved accuracy and productivity while transcribing a range of accents, dictation styles, and medical specialties. Emphasis on working with a variety of account specifics, ranging from verbatim transcription to complex account instructions. Dictation includes advanced acute care in radiology, ER and operative reports, as well as consultations, history and physicals, procedure and progress notes, and discharge summaries. Assesses Core Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 5, 6. Prerequisites:  MTE 240
MTE 290 - Speech Recognition Editing, Clinic and Acute Care

Speech recognition technology (SRT) practicum includes clinic notes and hospital and acute care reports in a variety of medical specialties. Using keyboard shortcuts to listen, proofread, and edit medical reports generated with SRT in an industry platform, the student will demonstrate improvement in content understanding, efficiency, accuracy, and production, in addition to working with accented dictation and background noise. Assesses Core Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 5, 6. Prerequisites:  MTE 200, MTE 210


  • AAS - DTA code (if applicable)
  • C - Communication Skills
  • NS - Natural Science
  • H - Humanities
  • R - Human Relations
  • SS - Social Sciences
  • NS-L - Natural Science Lab
  • Q - Quantitative Skills
  • TE - Transfer Elective (A list)
  • D - Diversity course

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Disclaimer: The printed catalog is published every year for information purposes and is designed to assist prospective students in program planning. The information in the current catalog reflects current programs, requirements, and costs as of August 1, 2009. All information is subject to change without prior notice. Every effort is made to ensure accuracy at the time of publication; however, the catalog is not an irrevocable contract between the student and Everett Community College. Everett Community College reserves the right to make any change in the contents and provisions of the catalog without notice.