Medical Transcription Essentials - Level 1

Certificate of Achievement | Code: 1414

About the program

This program is the first of a two-part certificate series designed to provide administrative professionals in health care settings with the basic skills required to accurately transcribe common medical records and reports at an introductory level. Focus will be on acquiring the foundations of written medical terminology, applying accurate keyboarding skills to variety of medical documents and introducing students to medical transcription standard practices, including styles and formats.

Students will be required to successfully complete 30 wpm in the initial assignment of the Medical Keyboarding course to continue in the course and complete the certificate.

Program information

All courses must be completed within 3 years of acceptance into the program.

Admission requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) OR, 19 years of age or older
  • Students will be required to successful complete 30 wpm in the initial assignment of the Medical Keyboarding course to continue in the course and complete the certificate.

Admission procedures

  • Submit a completed Conestoga College Program Application Form.
  • Attach proof of admission requirements.
  • Final selection is made following an assessment of the admission requirements.

Graduate opportunities

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Program outcomes

  • Develop the medical language, grammar, and formatting skills required to effectively transcribe a variety of medical reports at an introductory level.
  • Follow industry standards to produce accurately transcribed medical reports from voice files at an introductory level.

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Program contact

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Upcoming Registrations

Mark your calendars for our upcoming registration dates so you can plan your future.

Spring Registration: February 4, 2019
Fall Registration: July 8, 2019