Medical Transcription Online Program


Work from home!  The medical transcription online program is a complete medical transcription training curriculum intended to bring a beginning student to entry-level competency, and give the skills to progress rapidly once employed.  It is designed for independent study.  Graduates are thoroughly trained and capable of being employed as competent transcriptionists.  Job placement is not guaranteed, however assistance is available.  The online course prepares the student to take the American Association for Medical Transcription (AAMT) Registered Medical Transcriptionist (RMT) exam.

The course, which includes Modules 1, 2, and 3, takes an average of 570 hours to complete.  The average student who works at the course part-time will complete the course in approximately 9 months, depending on the amount of medical, English grammar, and typing experience of the student.

Students have one year to complete the course.  The course can be extended in 4-month increments.  There will be one mid-term and one final exam.  A minimum score of 85% is required on the final exam to pass the course.

The course is non-refundable after enrolled for 10 days.  Prior to 10 days, the course is 100% refundable, less a $50 administrative fee.  All shipped materials must be returned (shipped back) in good condition for full credit.

Minimum PC Requirements:

  • Internet access
  • Pentium class PC
  • Windows 98 or above
  • 32 MB of RAM
  • 56 kbps modem
  • Monitor & video card (SVGA, 800×600 res)
  • Sound card & speakers
  • Available USB port (A USB foot pedal is standard.  If you have a Serial port, please indicate this upon enrollment so the correct foot pedal can be shipped to you.)
  • Printer
  • Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator
  • Real Audio browser plug-in (free internet download)

Please register at least seven (7) working days prior to the start of the class.

Module 1
Course No.  HLTH3111              Course Fee:  $1,025
Module 1 + Materials:                (Price includes all materials, foot pedal, and shipping)

 Module 2
Course No.  HLTH3112             Course Fee:  $675

 Module 3
Course No.  HLTH3113            Course Fee:  $675

 Course Extensions beyond 1 year (in 4 month increments) is available online.


To enroll, complete a registration form in the following link listed below:

 Medical Transcription Program Application  

Send the completed registration form by email, fax, or mail to:

Elaine Chang
Kapiolani Community College
Continuing Education
Manono Building, Room 115
4303 Diamond Head Road
Honolulu, HI  96816
Ph:  (808) 734-9138
Fax:  (808) 734-9489