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Medical Transcription (Part-time)

Credential:
Certificate
Program Code:
1138
School:
Business and Hospitality

About the Program

This part-time certificate program is designed to assist individuals who are interested in working as medical transcriptionists. It provides training in business computing, word processing, essentials of anatomy and physiology, medical terminology and two courses in medical transcription. Students will transcribe and edit physician voice mail files with an emphasis on developing speed and accuracy.

Admission Requirements

Note re: Admission Requirements

Admission Procedures

How to Apply

Students may obtain a Conestoga College Program Application Form from any Conestoga College campus, OR by writing directly to the Registrar's Office, OR by using the college website at www.conestogac.on.ca/admissions/forms

Send completed applications to:
Conestoga College
Admissions Office
299 Doon Valley Dr
Kitchener, Ontario
Canada N2G 4M4

How to Register for Courses

Go to How to Register for detailed registration information.

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)

Conestoga recognizes prior learning of skills, knowledge or competencies that have been acquired through employment, formal and informal education, non-formal learning or other life experiences. Prior learning must be measurable at the required academic level and meet Conestoga standards of achievement for current courses. Challenge exams and portfolio development are the primary methods of assessment. Other methods of assessment may be available depending upon the nature of the course objectives. Successful completion of the assessment results in an official course credit that will be recorded on the student's Conestoga transcript. PLAR cannot be used by registered Conestoga students for the clearance of academic deficiencies, to improve grades or to obtain admission into a program.

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Graduate Opportunities

For more details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, see the Government of Canada website: http://www.workingincanada.gc.ca

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Program Outcomes

Program Courses

Click on the course code or title below for a full description of the course. If available for registration, clicking on "Details" in the status column will open a new browser tab or window in the Student Portal.

Course Information
Course Code Course Title Status
ADMN1045 Health Care Terminology
Description: Providing an understanding of medical terminology that is often used in health office administrative settings, this course teaches the medical terms in a variety of health care settings. This course is a credit in the Health Office Administration program(1047) and Medical Office Practices program (1308).
Hours: 56
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:
Details
ADMN1055 Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology
Description: This course covers anatomy and physiology of the human body relevant to the Health Office Administrator's role. Common pathologies and common injuries will be examined to explain diagnostic processes, treatment options, and prognoses within applicable body systems.
Hours: 56
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:
Details
ADMN1100 Transcription 1
Description: Medical Terminology skills and transcription of medical documents using Stop/Start software and MS Word are emphasized in this introductory medical transcription course. Students will use advanced features of MS Word to produce a variety of medical documents. Through the use of voice recognition software and taped recordings, students will use their keyboarding, editing, English language, medical terminology, and proofreading skills to interpret and transcribe dictation for Otorhinolaryngology, Ophthalmology, Pulmonology, Cardiology, Gastroenterology, and Obstetrics and Gynecology specialties.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: ADMN1040 or ADMN1045, COMP1056 or COMP1917
CoRequisites:
Closed
ADMN2110 Transcription 2
Description: The student will interpret and transcribe dictation by physicians and other health care professionals regarding client assessment, work-up, therapeutic procedures, clinical course, diagnosis, and prognosis. The student will achieve mastery in language skills, grammar, punctuation, capitalization, spelling, formatting, and an operational knowledge of transcription equipment. The goal of this course is to enable the student to produce error-free documents in the health services setting. Students with effective medical transcription skills can find a broad base of employment opportunities.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: ADMN1045, ADMN1055, ADMN1100
CoRequisites:
Details
ADMN2180 Advanced Medical Transcription and Editing
Description: This course is designed for students who have experience in medical transcription and who want to advance their transcribing, proofing and editing competencies required for creation of chartable medical documentation. Students will transcribe from audio files and edit audio and voice-recognition generated reports. A strong emphasis is placed on development of intuitive skills required to efficiently and accurately produce error-free, chart-ready medical documents for a variety of medical specialties. Students will further develop their speed, medical terminology vocabulary, English language and grammar skills.
Hours: 56
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites: ADMN2010 or ADMN2110
CoRequisites:
Closed
COMP1917 Word Processing for Business
Description: During this course, the student will learn to effectively use the Windows operating system and develop the skills necessary to operate effectively within the Conestoga College computing environment. Students will apply word processing techniques to create business-related documents and create a basic business presentation. An emphasis will be placed on the creation of documents commonly found in an office environment.
Hours: 21
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:
Details
COMP1923 Spreadsheets for Business
Description: During this course, the student will learn to effectively use the Windows operating system and develop the skills necessary to operate effectively within the Conestoga College computing environment. Students will explore the power of spreadsheets to produce an assortment of formatted business worksheets. An emphasis will be placed on the creation of functions and formulas to produce data for analyses and to display the results graphically with charts.
Hours: 21
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:
Details
Annual Delivery Schedule
Course Code Course Title
Fall
Winter
Spring
ADMN1045
Health Care Terminology
X
X

ADMN1055 Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology
X
X
ADMN1100 Transcription 1
pre-requisites: ADMN1045 & COMP1917 & COMP1923
X
X
ADMN2110 Transcription 2
pre-requisites: ADMN1100 & ADMN1055
X
ADMN2180 Advanced Medical Transcription and Editing
pre-requisite: ADMN2110
X
COMP1917 Word Processing for Business X X
COMP1923 Spreadsheets for Business X X

Offerings are subject to change without notice.

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Students actively registered in cohort delivered programs who take longer than the designed program length of time to complete their studies are accountable for completing any new or additional courses that may result due to changes in the program of study. Unless otherwise stated, students registered in non-cohort delivered programs must complete the program of study within seven years of being admitted to the program.

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Program Contact

Melissa Humphries 519-748-5220 ext 3764 or mhumphries@conestogac.on.ca

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