Medical Transcription Certificate
Program OverviewStart Date: Spring 2016, Fall 2016, Winter 2017
Program Number: 172
Delivery: Blended (mix of in class and online)
Accreditation: Mohawk College Certificate
Develop knowledge and skills necessary for success as a Medical Transcriptionist. Learn to complete accurate transcription of complex medical reports and correspondence, within a specified time limit.
Demonstrate competence in knowledge of medical terminology, the English language, excellent keyboarding speed and proficiency with word processing software is a prerequisite. PLAR exams may be available for some courses.
- Develop and understand terms and concepts related to diseases & disorders
- Learn to correctly spell, pronounce and define medical terms related to anatomy, physiology and pathology of the body
- Learn basic medical dictation based on established standards
- Enhance understanding and skills in transcription of complex and specialized medical dictations
It is expected that you will have successfully completed the appropriate courses or Prior Learning Assessment & Recognition (PLAR) Challenge Exams before pursuing the necessary four levels of transcription. Students in Office Administration - Medical diploma program will have completed all courses except Medical Transcribing 3 and 4 and are encouraged to complete these to obtain this additional credential.
How to Register
Students can either register in person at the Fennell Campus or online. Click here for registration options.
Program of Studies
For students starting Fall 2015.
Students who are currently in progress should contact the Program Manager regarding a strategy for completion.
Click on the course title for a course description.
How do I apply to Graduate?
When you receive your final grades for all mandatory courses in a program, you may request your Certificate. Click here for more information.
An Acknowledgement of Completion is available to students who successfully complete:
- OADMOA323 Medical Terminology 1
- OADMOA324 Medical Terminology 2
Program Learning Outcome
To provide an overview of medical terms and practices that may be applied to job qualifications
Upon completion of this certificate program, you may find job opportunities in the following areas:
Industries of Employment:
- Healthcare Administration
- Medical Transcription
- Private Practice
- Specialty Medicine
- Nursing homes
- Social Services, i.e. CCAC etc.