Medical Transcription - 172
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.
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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.
- 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
Admission & Registration
- Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent (Mohawk Academic Upgrading, GED) OR 19 years of age or older.
- 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.
Program of Studies
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.
|Register||Course number||Course title||Course Hours|
|N/A||OADMOA323||Medical Terminology 1||42.00|
|N/A||OADMOA324||Medical Terminology 2||36.00|
|N/A||OADMOA352||Medical Transcription 1||42.00|
|N/A||OADMOA452||Medical Transcription 2||36.00|
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Frequently Asked Questions
Apply knowledge of medical terms and practices to a medical office setting.
- Healthcare Administration
- Medical Transcription
- Private Practice
- Specialty Medicine
- Nursing homes
- Social Services, i.e. CCAC etc.
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