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Spring 2010   BOT 51, Medical Transcription I (2 units)

Section 0825.  Class begins January 25, 2010

Course Description:  Basic and advanced medical terminology.  Transcription of the medical terminology in history and physical reports, discharge summaries, radiology reports, and consultations.
This is an open entry/open exit course. 

Recommended prep:  BOT 50 (Medical Terminology).  BOT 100.2 (Typing II).  BOT 120 (Word Processing I). 

  • Instructor:  Amy Harper, CMT
  • Email:
  • Textbook Information 
    • Medical Transcription:  Techniques, Technologies, and Editing Skills, 3rd ed.  Alice G. Ettinger and Blanche Ettinger.  (ISBN 978-0-76383-106-6)
    • Strongly recommended:  The Book of Style for Medical Transcription, 3rd ed.  Lea Sims, AHDI.  (ISBN 978-0-935229-58-5)
  • Estimated time per week:  Students can expect to spend 4 to 6 hours per week reading, taking quizzes, transcribing practice dictations, and participating in online discussions.
  • Special requirements:  Students will perform transcription either in campus lab or from home with purchase of personal headset and footpedal.  High-speed internet connection needed.  Please email the instructor after enrolling.
  • Additional comments:   Medical Transcription requires self-motivation and self-discipline.  Online coursework will prepare the student for online employment. 
  • New to Etudes: Here is an Online Orientation (Flash presentation opens in a new window) that will show you the basics of how to use Etudes. Here is a flash tutorial (Flash presentation opens in a new window) that demonstrates the log in protocol. Be sure to check System Requirements before getting started with Etudes. You need to do this on each computer you use while taking a class through Etudes.
  • Etudes Course: You will log into the Etudes classroom with the log-in information provided below.

Login ID


First 2 letters of first name +
First 2 letters of last name +
Last 5 digits of Student COLLEAGUE ID
(Type using all lower case letters)
Jose A. Garcia
Student ID: 1021945
Username = joga21945

Month Day of birth in school records
(Type using all lower case letters)
Birthday is April 11th, 1982 (04/11/82)
Password = 0411

Etudes link