Medical Transcription - 172

Mohawk College Certificate
Mix of classroom and online
Medical person working at a computer
Overview
Program Length ~ 12 - 20 months (click for annual course schedule)
Cost ~$350 per course + textbooks
Intakes Fall, Winter, Spring
Application Process No application process.

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.

Acknowledgement of Completion

An Acknowledgement of Completion is only available to students who successfully complete:

  • OADMOA323 Medical Terminology 1
  • OADMOA324 Medical Terminology 2

To be eligible for this Acknowledgement you must have begun your studies in Winter 2014 or later terms. When you receive your final grades for these two mandatory course you may request your Acknowledgement. Click to download the Acknowledgement of Completion Request (opens PDF, 68.1kb) .

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.

Continuing Education at Mohawk

Students can take just one or as many courses in the Program of Studies as they would like. If students complete all required courses from the Program of Studies, they can apply for the certificate. For further information on our Continuing Education programs click here. For information on credentials and how they differ from one another click here.

Online Experience

Students have free access to Microsoft Office 365, (which includes Microsoft Office 2013Lynda, and many other technological resources described below.

E-Learn

Zoom

  • Zoom is online software used within E-Learn (purchase not required) that allows students to interact with their instructors face-to-face online
  • Interaction can be in the form of asking questions, troubleshooting assignments, and / or getting to know one another at a more personable level.
  • These zoom sessions last about one hour, and they are generally done once a week during a weekday evening.
  • Attending these sessions is optional and they are recorded so students can view them whenever convenient

Financial Information

With Continuing Education, each course is priced individually and students only pay for the course(s) they choose to register for. For financial assistance related inquiries please click here or contact 1-844-767-6871. Keep in mind, course prices do not include textbook fees. Visit the Mohawk College Bookstore Textbook Search (opens in new window) for information on textbooks

Student Services

Peer Tutoring:

Students can access up to three hours of FREE peer tutoring per week of additional academic support, from a student who has successfully completed the course. For more information, click here.

Accommodations:

Our Accessible Learning Services Counsellors, Accessibility Support Officers, and Learning Skills Advisor/Adaptive Technologist work with students with disabilities to develop a personalized program of services and academic accommodations. For more information, click here.

Library Resources:

Find out about library computers available and how to borrow laptops and Chromebooks. For more information, click here.

  • 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 Business

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.

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.

Upon completion of this certificate program, you may find job opportunities in the following areas:

Industries of Employment:

  • Healthcare Administration
  • Medical Transcription

Occupational Categories:

Healthcare including:

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

The program of studies displayed below applies to students starting the program in the 2018/19 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 - Business.

Click on the Course number or Course title for more information on each course.

Visit the Mohawk College Bookstore Textbook Search (opens in new window) for information on textbooks.

This entire Program of Studies has 5 courses and courses are approximately 5-10 hours of work per week. A selection of courses are available each term. Courses that are currently not available (N/A) for registration may be offered in the future. For more information on our annual course offering schedule, please view this link.

Mandatory Courses

Register Course number Course title Course Hours
Course description: Achieve a minimum speed of 35 Net Words Per Minute (NWPM).  See course learning plan for details.
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: Advance your knowledge of medical terms in this continuation of OADM OA323 â€" Medical Terminology 1.
Prerequisites: OADMOA323 or OADM10020
Course description: Apply medical language skills and style requirements by accurately transcribing introductory medical dictation using MS Word and Express Scribe. Demonstrate a production rate comparable to industry standard including proofreading and editing skills.
Credits: 3
Course description: Apply medical language skills and style requirements by accurately transcribing more complex and specialized medical dictation using MS Word, and Express Scribe. Demonstrate a production rate comparable to industry standard including proofreading and editing skills.
Prerequisites: OADMOA352

Courses

Mix of in class and online

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

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