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Medical Transcriptionist

Available at: Online part-time


This program will provide students with the theoretical and practical knowledge using simulated case studies to meet the needs of the medical community for skilled medical transcriptionists.

Graduates of this program will have obtained the knowledge and skills required to compete for entry level positions in hospitals, medical clinics, physician’s offices and online transcription companies.

To enhance student success, we recommend the prerequisites even for those in the health care field. What we have found is that students currently working in health care use the skills, knowledge and terminology that is inherent to their specific field, are not prepared for other specialties and struggle through the course. For example, the person working in cardiology for the last several years may have lost much of the knowledge related to obstetrics, orthopedics, nephrology, etc.

To successfully complete this program, participants must complete eight (8) compulsory courses and two (2) electives.


  • For your convenience, some online courses can be started at different times throughout the semester, just choose the course date that fits your schedule.
  • The demand for part-time courses has increased to the point that we recommend you register early to ensure your acceptance into the course.
  • Online courses are easily identified by CS at the beginning of the course code (i.e. CSSE 65 Accounting Basics 1)
  • Textbooks and additional materials may be required for these courses. YOU are responsible for purchasing your textbooks and any additional materials for all courses. Please make a note of your course code (CS##) and see the bottom of this page for book order procedure.
Visit the Online and Continuing Education catalogue for course details and to register.



Graduates from the program may find employment opportunities providing transcription services for physicians, medical specialist, chiropractors and complementary health providers, medical libraries, private transcription companies and dentists.

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Medical Transcriptionist

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Location (Campus)

Online part-time

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International Fees

Additional Costs

Scholarships and Bursaries

Program Outline 2020-21

Required courses
CSLO 29 Medical Terminology
CSLA 10 Medical Keyboarding
CSAL 78 Writing Grammatically
CSLO 118 Beginning Medical Transcription
CSLO 157 Advanced Medical Transcription
CSLA 9 Medical Office Procedures
CSLO 165 Medical Transcription Fundamentals
CSLO 98 Medical Transcription Styles & Practices

Electives (Choose 2)
CSLO 113 Essentials in Health Records Management
CSLO 55 Dental Terminology
CSLO 126 Medical OHIP Billing

Articulation & Credit Transfer Opportunities

SLC graduates have many options to continue their studies with post-secondary institutions across Canada and around the world. Agreements between SLC and other institutions that are specific to this program are listed below. In addition, there are many credit transfer pathway agreements between colleges and universities within the province of Ontario. Please also visit to search for options relevant to your program area of study.

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    The ECE program helped me develop a working knowledge of child development and hone my own approach to education. All of the instructors are informative and passionate, and encouraged me to constantly think outside the box. I already miss being there! Thank you, SLC!

    Krysty-Ann Bastable

    Program Contact

    Sara Barrie, Program Officer (OntarioLearn)

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