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With in-depth Medical Transcription training from Brighton College, you’ll learn the specific skills you need to become an attractive job candidate in this field. Our coursework will prepare you to sit for your Medical Transcription certification exam, and start a new career and a new life track.

Learn more about what sets us apart from other Medical Transcription schools below, or call us directly at 800.354.1254 and we’ll provide you with more information on our Medical Transcription training program.

Program Overview

What Does a Medical Transcriptionist Do?

As a medical transcriptionist, you will listen to dictated recordings made by physicians and other healthcare professionals and transcribe the information into medical reports, correspondence, and other administrative material. A medical transcriptionist uses a foot pedal to pause the recording while transcribing, and keys the text into a personal computer or word processor, editing as necessary for grammar and clarity.

As such, there are very specific skills you need to learn, and that’s where our tailor-made, unique, high-quality Medical Transcription training program excels.

What Will I Study in this Online Medical Transcription Training Program?

The following are a few of the concepts you will learn in our online medical transcription training program:

  • Medical Terminology
  • Human Diseases
  • Anatomy and Physiology*
  • Beginning Medical Transcription
  • Advanced Medical Transcription

Job Assistance

We understand that starting your medical transcription career and obtaining medical transcription certification though AAMT or another certification organization are goals that you want to achieve. We will help you build your resume and cover letter, help you with the certification process, and our staff is dedicated to assisting you in your job search. In short, we offer you the training and assistance you need to get ahead. This is just one of the many ways Brighton College stands apart from other Medical Transcription schools.

Course Outline

A Career as a Medical Transcriptionist

Our Medical Transcription program was designed with you in mind. The medical transcription program is self-paced, allowing you to complete it according to your own schedule. You can review lessons as many times as you want, reinforcing the material until you have a solid understanding of it.

Once you enroll, you can get started right way! Courses are released one by one to ensure you properly retain the information.

What courses are in the Medical Transcription program?

The following courses are included in the Medical Transcription program. Courses are released one at a time to maximize learning. The Medical Transcription program has a total of 19 credit hours.

Course ID Course Name Credit Hours
MED 101 Introduction to Health Care 1 Credit Hour
This course provides an overview of the evolution of medicine, the role of allied health professionals, and the different medical specialties.
MED 102 Essentials of Medical Terminology 3 Credit Hours
This course is an exploration of the systems of the human body including the musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, respiratory, gastrointestinal, and urinary systems, as well as reproductive, integumentary, blood/lymph, endocrine and nervous systems and how they relate to each other. In addition, some of the most common diseases and disorders affecting these systems and the treatments for them are discussed.
MED 109 Human Diseases 3 Credit Hours
This course is an introductory study of pathophysiology, organized by body system. Etiology, symptoms, and treatments are covered for each common disease. Course includes information on new procedures, medicines and therapies, as well as tips for health promotion and disease prevention.
MED 103 Anatomy and Physiology 4 Credit Hours
This course provides a comprehensive study of the structure and function of the systems of the human body. Students will acquire core knowledge in the components of each system, and how systems relate to each other. Special emphasis is on the musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, respiratory, gastrointestinal, urinary and reproductive (male and female) systems.
TRN 101 Beginning Medical Transcription 4 Credit Hours
The study of medical transcription and its practical application to comprehensive dictation including chart notes, history and physicals, emergency room reports, consultations, initial office evaluations and discharge summaries. Prerequisite: MED 102 or equivalent.
TRN 102 Advanced Medical Transcription 4 Credit Hours
Continued practice of medical transcription incorporating both medical and surgical dictation in the medical specialties of cardiology, gastroenterology, orthopedics, pathology and radiology. Prerequisite: TRN 101.
BUS 102 Career Exploration Optional
As students complete their program of study and prepare to search for a position in their new career, this course gives an introduction to the world of work, covering labor market information, career planning, job search techniques, resume preparation, interviewing skills and questions, and correspondence.

Career Outlook

Employment Opportunities

You could find medical transcription jobs in the following settings:

  • Hospitals
  • Physicians’ offices
  • Transcription service offices
  • Clinics
  • Laboratories
  • Medical libraries
  • Government medical facilities
  • Your home!

Medical Transcription Career Earnings*

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, medical transcriptionists had median hourly earnings of $15.84 in 2010. Your compensation for medical transcription may vary. Sometimes you are paid based on the number of hours you work or on the number of lines you transcribe.

* Information based on the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012–13 Edition, Medical Transcriptionists.

Tuition & Fees

Application Fee is $50.

The total price for the Brighton College Medical Transcription program is $3,235.

Total Tuition $3,135
Enrollment Fee $100
Total Sales Price $3,235

Payment Plans

  • Full Payment Plan: Pay in full and receive a $200 discount for a total program price of of $3,035.
  • Automatic Payment Plan: Pay only 10 interest-free monthly payments of $323.50 for a total program price of $3,235. Payments will automatically be charged monthly to your credit card.
  • Extended Payment Plan: Choose this plan and pay  12 interest-free monthly payments of $249, and one final payment of $247, for a total program price of $3,035. Payments will automatically be charged monthly to your credit card.

All academic and financial obligations to the school must be made prior to release of final transcripts and diploma.

Financial Assistance

Brighton College also works with many employers’ Tuition Reimbursement Programs as well as various Workforce Development and Vocational Rehabilitation programs. To find out if you qualify for these programs, call our office at 1.800.354.1254 for more information.


Change of Program $50
Additional Transcript $10
Late Payment $25
Returned Check / Declined Credit Card $25
Academic Extension* $500
Re-Admission Fee $200


All textbooks and materials are provided to students in the Medical Transcription program! A foot pedal and the HPI SUM software program is included with your tuition as well. Ebooks will be utilized when available. Courses are taken one at a time, and textbooks and materials are delivered as new courses are released to the student.

Career Services


Brighton College is dedicated to assisting you with your job search. We work side-by-side with you to help you with whatever your post-graduation goals are. Below are some of the benefits you’ll get as a Brighton College graduate.

Specialized Career Course

All Brighton College students have the option of taking our Career Exploration course, which focuses on preparing you for your job search. Learn important skills such as networking, career management, resume building, interview preparation, and building interpersonal relationships.

Certification Preparation

Through a partnership with the National Healthcare Association (NHA), Brighton College provides graduates with a certification preparation package and a voucher for any of the certification exams that they offer, including the Medical Administrative Assistant CMAA, at no additional charge!