Cal Poly Pomona


Medical Transcription + Medical Terminology
Medical Transcription + Medical Terminology

A medical transcriptionist listens to dictated recordings made by physicians and other health care professionals and transcribes the recordings, creating medical reports that eventually become part of patients' permanent files.



The Medical Transcription + Medical Terminology program will give you the necessary knowledge and skills to start a new career as a medical transcriptionist. To work in this field, you need to understand and correctly spell medical terms. This program includes complete medical terminology training to set you up for success.

Your transcription equipment and all materials are included.

Benefits / Objectives


Upon successful completion of this program, you'll be able to:

  • Display a working knowledge of medical terminology
  • Describe the importance of the confidential nature of medical reports
  • Transcribe medical reports using correct report format and correct capitalization, punctuation, abbreviations, symbols, and metric measurements
  • Correctly spell the English and medical terms in addition to the abbreviations, either by memory or by using a dictionary or reference book
  • Identify the knowledge, skills, abilities, and responsibilities required of medical transcriptionists

Course Information & Registration

Medical Transcription + Medical Terminology

Intended Audience


The intended audiences for this program include individuals interested in the field of medical transcription.

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Awarded Certificate

  Upon registering, you're given an initial six months to complete the program. Should you need more time, you may request a six-month extension at no additional charge.


Course sponsored by the Cal Poly Pomona Foundation, Inc.