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Can you take medical transcription courses online?

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There are online medical transcription courses available, including those from Everett Community College, Penn Foster Career School and Richland Community College. These courses are usually part of a longer education program available entirely online, such as a certificate program. Those taking medical transcription courses for certification need to check with state requirements.

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Everett Community College offers a medical transcription and editing program entirely online, and students purchase transcription equipment to use at home. Penn Foster Career School, on the other hand, features online simulations in its medical transcription program, which features 11 courses in areas like medical terminology, English, law and electronic medical records. Finally, Richland Community College's online healthcare documentation certificate program takes three semesters and includes a professional experience component, which may require travel to a local business.

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