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Program Description

If you are interested in the exciting world of medical transcription, this program will help you get there. You can find medical transcription jobs in hospitals, medical clinics and even positions that work from home. The medical transcription field is a fast paced business, ideal for those looking for a challenge and who have excellent communication skills.

This program covers terminology, beginning and advanced transcription practices along with medical office specialties including physician's orders. 

In order to be successful in this program a good understanding of Microsoft Office and accurate typing skills are required. 


Program Requirements

Level 1
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
Expected Availability
CreditsFall Winter Summer
Processing of Physicians' OrdersHLTH-10072YesYes
Enable students to demonstrate appropriate processing skills for the completion of physicians' orders.
Medical Terminology & AnatomyHLTH-12093YesYes
This basic course will focus on the anatomical structure and functions of the human body and the related terminology used to describe body parts, structure, and function. Related terminology will also include general or symptomatic terms, diagnostic terms, surgical procedures and abbreviations.
Beginning Medical TranscriptionOFAD-10203YesYes
This is a beginning medical transcription course designed to provide students with a working knowledge of transcription of medical reports. Transcription is taking the spoken word and turning it into a written document. Case studies are provided so that the student will gain knowledge in the transcribing of various medical reports. Medical reports will be transcribed from ten individual case studies, each of which concerns an inpatient with a specific medical problem. There are between four and eight reports within each case study. Students will be involved in the care of the patient from the date of admission through the date of discharge
Advanced Medical TranscriptionOFAD-30013YesYes
This course is designed for the transcriptionist wishing to perfect their skills in medical transcription and terminology. The main purpose of this course is to develop and refine skills to a competitive level by using the learning activities included in the textbook.
Medical KeyboardingOFAD-10103YesYes
This is NOT a learn to type course. This course is designed to familiarize the user with beginning medical keyboarding, advanced keyboarding, medical language, grammatical and office skills. It includes case histories, a variety of medical reports, technical terminology and timed writings. These exercises will help the learner increase their knowledge of terms they will encounter on-the-job, and will improve their keyboarding speed and accuracy. A very brief introduction to Medical Transcription is included. This course is a prerequisite for the Beginning Medical Transcription course.

Program Residency
Students Must Complete a Minimum of 4 credits in this
program at Fanshawe College to meet the Program Residency
requirement and graduate from this program

Program Details

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Topic Area
Health and Nursing