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Medical Transcriptionist

Available at: Online part-time

Overview

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.
  

IMPORTANT NOTES:

  • 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.

Highlights

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

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.

Program Name

Medical Transcriptionist

Program Code

B0753

Credential

Certificate

Start Dates

Continuous

Program Duration

Part-time

Location (Campus)

Online part-time

Canadian Fees

International Fees

Additional Costs

Scholarships and Bursaries

Program Outline

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 www.ontransfer.ca to search for options relevant to your program area of study.



    Admission Requirements

    Prerequisites

    Health Requirements

    Testimonials

    Ellen Foster, SLC Graphic Design grad, 2013
    Front end developer and designer, JIC Design, Kingston

    Developing a close relationship with teachers has always been important for Ellen, so she chose St. Lawrence because of its atmosphere. “It felt a lot more welcoming and supportive than other colleges. The professors wanted to learn about my interests, passions, strengths and weaknesses even before I stepped foot into the classroom. I've always appreciated a strong student-teacher relationship, and I knew I would get that at SLC,” she said.

    Now into her career, Ellen feels like her learning experience at SLC really prepared her for her chosen career path by taking fundamental skills learned and applying them directly to her work. “I currently work as a front-end developer and designer here in Kingston. I learned the fundamentals of front-end development, as well as web design, which is a combination most front-end developers don't have.”  

    Ellen has a word of advice for incoming students to Graphic Design: “To take chances, don't be afraid to fail, and get in over your head. College is the perfect place to realize you're terrible at something and not get fired for it. We may not all be illustrators or web wizards, but you're not going to find out what you are until you take a chance on everything else.”

     



    Ellen Foster

    Program Contact

    Sara Barrie, Program Officer (OntarioLearn)
    ontariolearn@sl.on.ca

    Admissions Information

    Connect with a Student Recruitment Officer:
    ask@sl.on.ca

    International Students Contact:
    international@sl.on.ca


    Additional Information

    Book order procedure

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