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Medical Transcriptionist

Work independently in the high-demand field of medical transcription. This hands-on program, the only one of its kind in B.C., will give you the skills for interpreting and documenting complex medical reports. After placement, graduates can work from home, in a hospital, or medical office setting.

Program Hours: The Medical Transcriptionist Program runs Monday to Thursday from 8:00 am to 3:00, except during the practicum when students work Monday through Friday for the hours assigned by the practicum host.

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Start Length Credentials Campus Part- or Full-time
September 8 months Certificate Downtown Full-time

Program Description

Program Description

Students acquire the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to transcribe medical reports, communicate effectively with members of the medical profession, and demonstrate computer skills and keyboarding proficiency.

Upon completion of the Medical Transcriptionist (MT) Certificate Program, graduates will be able to:

  • Accurately and efficiently transcribe medical reports.
  • Effectively use hard and electronic resources to perform medical transcription duties.
  • Demonstrate excellent proofreading and editing skills.
  • Demonstrate strong oral and written English communication skills.
  • Demonstrate excellent spelling, grammar, and punctuation skills.
  • Operate medical transcription equipment and relevant software.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in computer and keyboarding skills.
  • Display confidence, initiative and critical thinking while performing transcription duties.
  • Maintain high professional standards of integrity and confidentiality.
  • Work effectively as team members.

Instructional Activities, Design and Delivery Mode

The program is divided into two terms of integrated training. The theory component is delivered through lectures, lab, seminars, group work, demonstrations and student presentations. Students apply the theory component through case simulations, exercises, role practice and practicum experiences.

Evaluation of Student Learning

Courses are based on written exams, quizzes group work and assignments. Practicum performance is assessed by feedback from practicum staff and instructor observations.

Adult learners have a responsibility to prepare themselves to meet the program goals. To achieve the highest level of success, students are required to attend all classes and participate in all course activities.

Students must pass the first level of a course in order to proceed to the second level of a course. Students must pass all Term 1 courses in order to proceed to Term 2. Students must pass all other courses in order to take the Practicum course. Students must pass the Practicum course in order to receive a VCC certificate.

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

General

Please note that you must submit official transcripts and educational documents to support your application; unfortunately, we cannot accept photocopies or fax versions.

Applicants should be 16 years of age or older or a graduate of a secondary school.

Proof of English Proficiency

VCC welcomes international students from around the world to the college's academic or career programs.

Applicants for whom English is a second language should submit proof of English proficiency.


Program Specific

VCC welcomes international students from around the world to the college's academic or career programs.

Applicants for whom English is a second language should submit proof of English proficiency.

Seats are offered to applicants who have met all admission requirements, on a first-qualified, first-served basis.

  • Grade 12 graduation or equivalent.
  • English 12 with a B or equivalent.
  • Successful completion of a 5 minute keyboarding test with a typing speed of 25 gross words per minute with five errors or less using the touch-typing method (using the appropriate fingers for each key on the keyboard and not looking at your fingers as you type).

Prior Learning Assessment & Recognition (PLAR)

Available for the following courses:

See course outlines for more information.

Courses Schedule

Courses Schedule

 

Term 1

Electronic File Management (MEDC 1133)
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2.0 credits  course outline
Human Relation Skills (MEDC 1132)
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1.0 credits  course outline
Medical Speed and Accuracy 1 (MEDC 1121)
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2.0 credits  course outline
Medical Speed and Accuracy for MT 2 (MEDC 1131)
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2.0 credits  course outline
Medical Terminology for MT 1 (MEDC 1120)
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2.5 credits  course outline
Medical Terminology for MT 2 (MEDC 1130)
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2.5 credits  course outline
Medical Transcription for MT (MEDC 1134)
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3.0 credits  course outline


Term 2

Diagnostic Imaging Reports (MEDC 1213)
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2.0 credits  course outline
Discharge Summaries (MEDC 1215)
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2.0 credits  course outline
General Surgery Reports (MEDC 1242)
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2.0 credits  course outline
History and Physical Reports (MEDC 1212)
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2.0 credits  course outline
Medical Speed and Accuracy 3 (MEDC 1241)
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2.0 credits  course outline
Oncology Reports (MEDC 1216)
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1.0 credits  course outline
Pathology Reports (MEDC 1219)
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2.0 credits  course outline
Practicum (MEDC 1220)
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2.0 credits  course outline
Specialized Operative Reports (MEDC 1246)
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2.0 credits  course outline


Fees and Other costs

Fees and Other Costs:


International Application Fee $145
Tuition Fee $14,256
Student Union Fee $111.42
College Initiative Fee $82.18
Student Union Health Plan Fee $146.04
Student Union Dental Plan Fee $146.04
U-Pass Fee $328
Other Costs Graduation Fee - $40

Campus Resource Fee - $143

Textbooks and Supplies - $700

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Contact Us/Request Info

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