Jul 17, 2019  
2016 - 2018 CNM Catalog, Volume 49 
2016 - 2018 CNM Catalog, Volume 49 [The CNM Academic Year includes Fall, Spring, Summer Terms]

Medical Office Transcription, Certificate of Completion

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School of Business & Information Technology (BIT)

The Medical Transcription program offers entry-level skills for students who desire to begin a career quickly in a medical office. Students acquire skills in medical terminology, anatomy, physiology, and disease processes, proficiency in English grammar, usage, and punctuation as it relates to the field of medical transcription.

Note: The courses in this program may be applied toward an Office Technology certificate or Associate of Applied Science degree.

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Educational Option Information

  • This program can be completed: Part-time or full-time
  • This program can be started: Any term
  • Primary course location: Main Campus, and many courses are offered online.

Special requirements:

  • Students must have access to a computer and the Internet to complete coursework.

Approximate Costs of this Educational Option

Financial Aid Considerations


Career and Educational Opportunities

Educational Opportunities

The courses in this program may be applied toward an Office Technology certificate or associate of applied science degree. For information about extending your education beyond the certificate level, contact the Business & Information Technology academic advisor.

The Medical Transcription program not only prepares students for entry-level work but also prepares students to take the Registered Medical Transcriptionist (RMT) examination. Obtaining the RMT credential establishes your commitment to professionalism and continuing education, which leads to more job opportunities as a certified medical transcriptionist.

Many of the courses in this program are transferable and some may be applied to four-year degree programs at other institutions. CNM currently has transfer agreements with many colleges and universities in New Mexico and elsewhere.


Employment Information

Medical transcription is a field with many possibilities and areas for advancement. As a professional, multi-skilled medical worker, the medical transcriptionist can choose from a variety of employment options from working in a physician’s office or medical records section of a hospital or clinic to working in an insurance company or a medical research center. In addition to having a wide choice in work environments, medical transcriptionists may choose to work within the emerging electronic healthcare environment, proofreading and editing electronic documents.


Program Proficiencies and/or Prerequisites

Students may demonstrate proficiency in these areas either by Diploma/GPA , placement exam scores , or specific course work.

Recommended Sequence of Courses

Certificate of Completion in Medical Office Transcription 21 credit hours

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