2019-2020 CSN Catalog 
    Apr 25, 2024  
2019-2020 CSN Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Medical Transcription, CA [MEDTRAN-CT, 31 Credits]


This is a limited-entry program. Some of these courses are program prerequisites and MUST be completed before a student is considered eligible for entry into the Program. Students MUST attend a Health Programs orientation and meet with a Health Programs advisor for additional advisement.  For more information please visit www.csn.edu/limited-entry-admission.


Important information about the educational debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attended this program are located at www.csn.edu/gainful-employment.


The transcription program prepares students to become a medical language specialist who is highly skilled in transcribing medical dictation detailing a patient’s health care. As an indispensable part of the health care team, the medical transcriptionist produces medical reports which become permanent records of medical, scientific, and legal value. The Medical Transcriptionist works in hospitals, clinics, medical research and teaching centers, as well as in private medical offices of physicians and surgeons. Recipients of the Certificate of Achievement in Medical Transcription have met the minimum competencies for the American Association for Medical Transcription. Students may apply to take the certification exam to become a Certified Medical Transcriptionist (CMT).


  1. Demonstrate entry level competencies in medical transcription as published by American Association for Medical Transcription.

  2. Demonstrate skills and abilities necessary to find employment in the field.

  3. Demonstrate knowledge, skills, and entry level competencies needed to gain employment as a medical transcriptionist.