Medical Transcription Certificate Course

Our Medical Transcription certificate course gives you the knowledge and skills to transcribe doctors’ notes into official patient histories and reports. Our program focuses on the precise skills that can help to further your career in this vital role in the healthcare industry. Learn at your own pace and on your schedule. With our flexible, affordable program, you can start when you want and graduate in as few as 3 months.

Medical transcriptionists need specific, hands-on skills and this certificate course is an ideal way to gain them and build the foundation you need to pursue a career in this field. This is a focused Medical Transcription program that teaches the fundamentals you will actually use on the job, providing you with a solid working knowledge of medical procedures, medications, diagnoses and medical terminology. The skills you acquire through our program, paired with your determination and drive, could land you an important role in a challenging, essential medical career.


Orientation to Online Learning (online)  

This lesson introduces you to online learning, with instruction on how to be successful as an Ashworth student. You’ll learn proven study skills, find out how to take advantage of different learning styles, and discover time management techniques. The lesson also includes a guide to career opportunities plus supplementary readings.

Lesson 1: Medical Fundamentals and Perspectives on Medical Transcription  

An overview of the transcriptionist’s role, a review of selected rules of English grammar and sentence structure, and their importance within the field of medical transcription.

Lesson 2: Style Guide  

A presentation of correct ways to abbreviate, capitalize, punctuate, hyphenate and form the plural and possessive forms of words when transcribing. ou will also be introduced to the number system, spelling and proofreading guidelines, the construction of business letters and the use of reference material for medical transcription.

Lesson 3: Transcribing for Dermatology, Otorhinolaryngology and Ophthalmology  

An introduction to the structure and function of the skin, ears, nose, throat and eyes. Included will be information on the types of questions asked during an examination, related terms and areas to be aware of when transcribing. This is the first lesson in which you will transcribe from dictation.

Lesson 4: Transcribing for Cardiology and Pulmonary Medicine  

How to recognize the types of terms, reports and information needed when transcribing for cardiology and pulmonology.

Lesson 5: Transcribing for Gastroenterology and Endocrinology  

How to recognize the types of terms, reports and information needed when transcribing for gastroenterology and endocrinology.

Lesson 6: Transcribing for Urology and OB-GYN  

How to recognize the types of terms, reports and information needed when transcribing for urology and obstetrics and gynecology.


Program Details

In this focused medical transcription course, students will learn the fundamentals that can be immediately applied to on-the-job practice. Students will gain a fundamental grasp of the most frequently encountered diseases, diagnoses, and treatments associated with the body’s major anatomical systems. Practice exercises give students hands-on experience transcribing a variety of medical case reports.

Your Medical Transcription Certificate Course Includes:

  • Transcriptionist foot pedal with universal connectors
  • Computer-based transcription practice exercises
  • Easy-to-follow study guides
  • Career certificate at graduation
  • Instructional and tutorial support from our experienced faculty
  • Interactive student portal that can be accessed anytime and anywhere from your phone, tablet, or computer

Note: The Transcription foot pedal requires access to a Microsoft® Windows® based computer running Windows® 10 or later.

Being here made me feel a part of something and I really would recommend it for anybody. There is no reason not to go to school, especially with a place like this, because it’s giving you the opportunity to better yourself and gain a sense of accomplishment.

— Susan Donaldson, Recent Graduate


Madison’s medical transcription certificate course provides you with an affordable option to build relevant skills. Our tuition provides you with everything you need to be successful – including course materials, exams, learning resources and academic support. With flexible tuition payment options, you can pay as you go with monthly payments that fit your budget.

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Career Outlook

A career certificate from Madison School of Healthcare can help open the door to opportunities in medical transcription. Physicians depend on trained medical transcriptionists to produce finished medical reports. Medical transcriptionists often work independently, setting their own hours and transcribing reports from home. They are employed in doctors’ and dentists’ offices, imaging departments, hospitals, HMOs, community clinics and emergency facilities.

The U.S. Department of Labor forecasts 67,800 medical transcription jobs by 2024.


Do I need previous experience or a degree prior to enrolling in Madison’s Medical Transcription Fundamentals course?

No, you don’t need previous experience or a degree to enroll in Madison School of Healthcare’s Medical Transcription Fundamentals course and earn your career certificate. This course was created by industry experts with first-hand knowledge of the medical field and the responsibilities of the role. These courses will give you the information needed to better prepare for a career opportunity in a rewarding industry.

What features should I look for in Madison School of Healthcare’s Medical Transcription online courses compared to other schools’ programs?

It’s important that the program you choose covers the latest information you need to pursue a career in the medical field. Look for a program that has only the lesson content you need to know; a program that’s focused on the skills you need to start your career. Your program should include specific lessons on basic examination procedures and positions, laboratory tests, radiography techniques, and pharmacology, dictation and conversion and HIPAA and other healthcare regulations.

Is this program all online or do I get books?

Course content is delivered online via easy-to-follow study guides, interactive lessons and computer-based transcription practice exercises.

State Requirements

A career in this field may require you to meet certain licensing, training, and other requirements that can vary by vocation and state. Check with your state, local government, and/or licensing board to find out which requirements may be applicable in your state. Click here for contact information on state licensing/regulatory boards and certain professional licensing information.

Ready to Get Started?

Earn your medical transcription certificate and gain the knowledge healthcare employers are seeking. Take the first step towards a career in this exciting field with Madison School of Healthcare’s medical transcription online course. Call 1-800-600-6253 or enroll online today.

Career Outlook Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Medical Transcriptionists (May 5, 2016.)