Arlington Medical Transcription Schools
The medical transcription profession does not require a degree. However, there are programs in medical transcription that can lead to career opportunities. This article discusses one school within 15 miles of Arlington that features training; there is also a table at the end with some important school statistics.
- Northern Virginia Community College is a public, two-year institution with a few campuses located within 20 minutes of downtown Arlington. It offers two courses in medical transcription.
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The right school is as important as the right program. Find out more information below about enrollment, school location and program costs.
|Northern Virginia Community College|
|School Type||Two-year, public|
|Total Enrollment (Fall 2017)||51,190 students*|
|Campus Setting||Large suburb|
|Tuition & Fees (2017-2018)||$187 per credit in-state students**|
|% of Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students Receiving Some Form of Financial Aid (2017)||57%*|
|Acceptance Rate||N/A - open admission policy|
|Retention Rate (2017)|| 73% for full-time students
52% for part-time students*
|Graduation Rate (2014)||25% (16% transfer-out rate)*|
'Source: *NCES College Navigator; **Northern Virginia Community College.
Northern Virginia Community College
Northern Virginia Community College provides both vocational training programs for students looking for entry-level employment and two-year degree programs for students who want to transfer credits to a college or university. The school provides several learning centers and campuses, including a Medical Education Campus located about 12 miles from Arlington in Springfield, VA. There, students can enroll in two courses in medical transcription.
Medical Transcription Courses
Students can enroll in a Medical Transcription I course with a prerequisite of being able to type 40 words per minute. Basic skills in proofreading, the transcription of medical reports and any necessary equipment will be covered. The Medical Transcription II requires the completion of the first course. Students will build on their productivity and organizational skills to become more efficient medical transcribers. Each class is worth four credits and can be taken seven hours per week.