Vancouver Community College

Medical Transcriptionist

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Program Information

School:Vancouver Community College
Degree:Certificate; Co-op
Field of Study:Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist
Description:The complex and detailed nature of modern medical science is demonstrated in the duties of a medical transcriptionist. A medical transcriptionist is a medical language specialist who interprets and transcribes dictation by physicians regarding patient assessment, workup, therapeutic procedure, clinical course, diagnosis, prognosis, etc., to document patient care and facilitate delivery of health care services.

This program emphasizes written communication skills using specialized terminology and transcription relating to reports such as history and physical, consultation, radiology, laboratory, oncology, surgery, pathology and discharge summaries. Also included in the program is a practicum, which provides the student with on-the-job experience.
URL:Medical Transcriptionist at Vancouver Community College
Length:8 Month(s)

Admission Requirements


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

    Grade 12 graduation, GED or equivalent, OR English 098/099. Certified five minute keyboarding test with a typing speed of 35 net words per minute or higher with a maximum of 5 errors. See website for more details.

    Test Scores:
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Computer Based) [min. 220] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 86] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5]

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on January 27, 2015