What you will learn
- Medical terminology
- Efficient transcription of medical reports including diagnostic imaging reports, discharge summaries, oncology reports, pathology reports, and surgery reports
- Effective use of hard and electronic resources
- Proofreading and editing skills
- Oral and written English communication
- Spelling, grammar, and punctuation
- Transcription equipment and software
- Computer and keyboarding skills
- Confidence, initiative, and critical thinking
- Integrity and confidentiality
What to expect
- Two terms of integrated training
- Lectures, labs, seminars, and demonstrations
- Group work and student presentations
- Case simulations, exercises, role practice
- Written exams
- Quizzes, assignments, exams
- Three-week practicum experience
- Grade 12 graduation or equivalent
- English 12 with a B grade or equivalent, or?English Language Proficiency, 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)
- This program is available to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. See program options for international students at VCC International.
- Applicants who self-identify as Indigenous are strongly encouraged to connect with VCC’s Indigenous Education and Community Engagement team to learn more about VCC’s Indigenous Enrolment policy, application preparation/completion, program advising, and a range of other individualized services.
- Applicants must be 16 years of age or older or a graduate of a secondary school. (Some exceptions may apply.)
- Applicants must submit official transcripts and educational documents as required by their course or program.
Ability to deal with colleagues and staff in a tactful and courteous manner
Personal hygiene, grooming and appearance acceptable to a medical environment
High standard of honesty, integrity, and professionalism
Ability to maintain confidentiality
Good hearing and vision in order to be able to interpret medical dictation
Ability to remain seated for the majority of a working day
Attention to detail, accuracy, patience, and ability to work well under pressure
Excellent command of English grammar and punctuation
Ability to work effectively in a team environment
Basic computer literacy?
Program general hours
Monday to Thursday, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. with the exception of practicum experiences.
|MEDC?1120||Medical Terminology for MT 1||2.5|
|MEDC?1121||Medical Speed & Accuracy 1||2|
|MEDC?1130||Medical Terminology for MT 2||2.5|
|MEDC?1131||Med Speed & Accuracy for MT 2||2|
|MEDC?1132||Human Relation Skills||1|
|MEDC?1133||Electronic File Management||2|
|MEDC?1134||Medical Transcription for MT||3|
|MEDC?1212||History & Physical Reports||2|
|MEDC?1213||Diagnostic Imaging Reports||2|
|MEDC?1241||Medical Speed & Accuracy 3||2|
|MEDC?1242||General Surgery Reports||2|
|MEDC?1246||Specialized Operative Reports||2|
* This information is intended as a guideline only. Program and course details are subject to change with the approval of VCC's Board of Governors.
Fees and other costs*
|Fee description||Fee Amount||Notes|
1423 - Term 1
1613 - Term 2
0 - Term 3
0 - Term 4
|Materials||0||not including textbooks|
|Medical & Dental||275|
|Program-specific extra fees||0|
* Fees are approximate and subject to change with the approval of VCC's Board of Governors. Students are required to pay any applicable fee increases. Application and assessment fees are non-refundable. Tuition fees include a $300 non-refundable deposit.
Fees listed are for domestic students. For international programs, visit VCC International.
Any refunds are issued according to VCC's refund policy.
† 2019 Job Bank wage data