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Medical Transcription

Contribute to quality medical care

Medical transcriptionists assist medical practices with keeping accurate patient medical histories, from the results of diagnostic tests and treatments to symptoms. MVC offers two pathways to earning associate degrees and certificates in medical assisting, allowing students to focus on administrative and clinical skills or to specialize in medical transcription.

Program of Study

  • A
    Associate Degree
  • T
    Transfer Degree
  • C
    Credit Certificate
  • N
  • Limited Enrollment
    Limited Enrollment
  • Online Options Available
    Online Options

Transcriptionist/Health Documentation Specialist

Associate of Science and Certificate

  • A
  • C

The Transcriptionist/Health Documentation Specialist program prepares students to apply the knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, and English language rules to the transcription, proofreading, and editing of medical records/reports dictated by various healthcare providers.

Students will be able to interpret, transcribe and/or edit dictation by healthcare professionals in order to provide a permanent medicolegal record of patient care. Students will also learn how to appropriately edit, revise, and clarify without changing the meaning of the document.

Program Code



19 - 20 Units

Why pursue medical transcription?

Medical assistants and medical transcriptionists are a core component in quality health care. Between having your choice in job options to being able to enter the workforce after only two years of study, medical assisting offers you opportunities for career advancement, a stable and in-demand career, and you can specialize in the areas that interest you most.

What You'll Learn

  • Patient intake and care
  • Routine diagnostic and recording procedures
  • Pre-examination assistance
  • Administration of medications
  • First aid under the supervision of a physician

Career Options

  • Medical Office Manager
  • Home Health Aide
  • Specialized Medical Assistant
  • Administrative Medical Assistant
  • Medical Transcriptionist
  • Clinical Medical Assistant
  • Health Information Management

Contact Us

For questions related to MVC's medical assisting program, reach out to your engagement center or contact the faculty program coordinator.

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