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2015 - 2016 CNM Catalog, Volume 48.1 
2015 - 2016 CNM Catalog, Volume 48.1 [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.

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 an Associate of Applied Science degree. Many graduates decide to continue for their Office Technology Certificate or Associate of Applied Science degree. 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 our courses are transferable to universities and CNM currently has transfer agreements with many colleges in New Mexico.

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.

Recommended Sequence of Courses

Program Proficiencies and/or Prerequisites

Students must demonstrate proficiency in these areas either by placement exam scores  or specific course work.

Certificate of Completion in Medical Office Transcription 21 credit hours

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