Medical Transcription (MTRN 100)

This online course is a fully integrated, comprehensive, stand-alone study program in medical transcription designed specifically to train individuals for entry-level employment as medical transcriptionists.

Approved by the Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity (AHDI), the Medical Transcription program helps students gain the specific skills needed to successfully begin a medical transcription career. Students learn medical terminology, anatomy, and healthcare documentation, among other topics, as well as developing and practicing their typing and listening skills on hundreds of authentic, employer-provided dictations from a variety of specialties. In addition to one-on-one support from experienced instructors throughout the course and personalized graduate support after graduation, students receive ten textbooks, a transcription foot pedal, a 15-month membership to ADHI, and a 15-month subscription to an online reference library.

The content is available for one calendar year from the date of activation and can be completed by the average student in 12-15 hours/week.

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

Upon completion of the program the student will be given a voucher to take the RHDS (through AHDI) national certification 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.

Additional information on this program can be found at

Course Requirements

  • An Internet Service Provider (ISP) and active e-mail 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), and WAVPlayer software for transcribing medical reports by means of the computer are required for the program.
  • A headset (not included) is strongly recommended for clarity of sound.
  • Basic keyboarding skills.

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.

Tuition and Schedule

Students can register for and start this program at any time. You will have 12 months from registration to complete the three blocks that make up the complete curriculum (Section 31, 32, and 33). 

Students can register and pay for each of the three blocks individually or they can register for all three sections up front and pay a comprehensive fee (Section 40). Tuition is detailed below:

  • Section 31 (Block 1): $1,205
  • Section 32 (Block 2): $895
  • Section 33 (Block 3): $895
  • Section 40 (All blocks): $2,995

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

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

Ready to Register?

In Person

St. Charles Community College 
1 Academy Place, Suite 102
Dardenne Prairie, MO 63368

  • 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday
  • Hours may vary. Please call to confirm.

By Fax

Complete the registration form and fax to 636-922-8478. Once registration is received and entered, student will need to call the Cashiers Office to provide credit card payment information via phone.

By Mail

Complete the registration form including payment by check or money order and mail to:

St. Charles Community College
1 Academy Place, Suite 102
Dardenne Prairie, MO 63368

If student is paying by credit card, they will need to call the Cashiers Office to take care of tuition payment once they are informed that the registration has been received and entered.

Payment is due at the time of registration.

Office Info

Office Hours

8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Hours may vary. Please call to confirm.

Office Location

St. Charles Community College 
Center for Nursing and Allied Health Sciences
1 Academy Place, Suite 102
Dardenne Prairie, MO 63368

Office Coordinator

Kerry I. Thompson