Medical Transcription - 172

Mohawk College Certificate
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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.

View courses available this term under Program of Studies.

You do not need to apply to begin this program, simply ensure you meet the admission requirements (listed on the Admission & Registration tab) and then you may register for any available courses.

Program Highlights

  • 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
Program Contact
Continuing Education Health and Nursing
  • Basic computer and keyboarding skills recommended

You do not need to apply to begin this program. Start by ensuring you meet the admission requirements listed above and then register for the courses listed in the Program of Studies when they are offered.  Some courses have prerequisites, so please check the Program of Studies for details. Find out how to register for a course.

The program of studies displayed below applies to students starting the program in the current academic year. Students who began in other academic years may require different courses to be eligible to graduate. If you have questions regarding a strategy for completion contact Continuing Education - Health.

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A selection of courses are available each term. Courses that are currently not available (N/A) for registration may be offered in the future – check back frequently.

Mandatory Courses

Register Course number Course title Course Hours
Course description:
Course description: Demonstrate an understanding of terms and concepts related to the essentials of disease and diagnosis. Build and define medical terms related to the anatomy, physiology, and pathology of the body.
Credits: 3
Course description:
Prerequisites: OADMOA323 or OADM10020
Course description:
Course description:
Prerequisites: OADMOA352
Getting Started

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Courses are delivered over a set time period and are led by instructors. Most courses do not require that you be online at a certain time of day or night, but that you are active in the course during the schedule. There are scheduled start and end dates and you cannot start courses late nor finish early.

Visit the MyCanvas Course page for registration information and a step-by-step guide to get started. Please note your course will not appear in MyCanvas until the scheduled start date.

Learning Outcomes

Apply knowledge of medical terms and practices to a medical office setting.

Career Opportunities

  • Healthcare Administration
  • Medical Transcription

Healthcare including:

  • Hospitals
  • Private Practice
  • Specialty Medicine
  • Nursing homes
  • Social Services, i.e. CCAC etc.

For more details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, see the Government of Canada website: