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Medical Transcription Editor

Department: Health Occupations

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Approved by the Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity (AHDI), and Medical Transcription Editor program focuses on teaching the skills needed to work as a medical transcriptionist and medical transcription editor. Students study medical terminology, anatomy, healthcare documentation, and editing theory and technique as well as developing and practicing their typing and listening skills on hundreds of authentic, employer-provided dictations from a variety of specialties.

The course is Internet based with all content online with the exception of select reference materials.

In addition to one-on-one instructor support and personalized graduate support, enrollment includes ebooks, a transcription foot pedal, an AHDI membership, a subscription to an online reference library, and a voucher to take the RHDS exam. National certification is issued by a third-party organization. Additional information on certification can be found by contacting this agency. The certification exam is not offered through St. Charles Community College.

This curriculum is owned by Career Step and St. Charles Community College acts as a third-party registration entity for them. Additional information on Career Step and this program can be found at

Note: All coursework must be completed within 12 months of registration. The online course is an integrated curriculum designed for use as a one-year independent study program and fits easily into an academic year. Students should anticipate spending 10-15 hours per week on the curriculum to complete the program within 12 months.

Course Requirements

  • A high speed or broadband Internet Service Provider (ISP) and active email account are required for utilization of the online course. The choice of provider and expense are the responsibility of the student.
  • A personal computer (PC) is required for the program with a Microsoft Windows or Mac OS X operating system. It must also include the following specifications:
    • Hardware: sound card, speakers, USB port. Adobe Flash Player (ver. 10 or higher).
    • Software: Windows Media Player (ver. 10 or higher) or Quicktime Player (ver. 7 or higher), a PDF reader, internet browser with enabled javascript and cookies (Internet Explorer - 7.x/8.x/9.x, Firefox 3.x, or Safari 4.x or greater - Mac only)
  • A headset (not included) is strongly recommended for clarity of sound.

Tuition and Schedule

Students can register for and start this program at any time. You will have 12 months from registration to complete the program.

  • Section 40: $3,799

Tuition is due at time of registration. Financial aid/assistance cannot be utilized for this course.


Complete the registration form (can be downloaded by clicking the registration form link) and submit it to the Nursing & Allied Health Office in one of the following ways:

  • In-person (1 Academy Place, Dardenne Prairie, MO 63368) - office hours are Monday - Friday from 8:00am - 4:00pm
  • Through email (
  • Through fax (636-922-8478)

This is a non-credit, certificate course. Tuition is due at time of registration and is non-refundable and non-transferable.

Contact Information

Nao Hang-Robertson,
Office Coordinator
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Arje Crawford,
Program Chair
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Office Location
1 Academy Pl Dardenne Prairie, MO 63368
Office Hours

8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.
Hours may vary during summer – please call to confirm.

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