Medical Transcription


Using simulated case studies, this program provides students with theoretical and practical knowledge required to meet the needs of the medical community for skilled medical transcriptionists. Students apply theoretical knowledge to the accurate transcription, within a specified time limit, of complex medical reports and correspondence generated by the many medical specialties. Employment opportunities may include medical transcriber’s positions in hospital departments of Health Records, Diagnostic Imaging, and Pathology, in various medical clinics, or in private practice specialties and other community facilities, physicians’ offices, and online transcription companies. This certificate is available entirely through distance education.

Note: Students have up to 7 years to complete all requirements.

You may enroll in a Continuing Education course at Canadore College if you are 19 years of age or older or if you have earned an Ontario Secondary School Diploma/Ontario Secondary School Graduation Diploma or equivalent.

Most college level courses require textbooks; textbooks are not included in the course fees. It is the student’s responsibility to purchase any required textbooks.

Textbooks are available at the Campus Shop for in class, Contact North, and iLearn/D2L courses. The Campus Shop does not carry most OntarioLearn textbooks. OntarioLearn textbooks can be purchased at

Please note that the learning outcomes for courses and programs in the Continuing Education department vary based on the course provider. Please contact the Continuing Education department with any questions: