CMTN Micro-credentials

Explore Health Careers

Explore the field of health and prepare for an education and career in the healthcare industry.

Upon completion of this micro-credential, work with a CMTN educational advisor to assist with your transition into a career program in Health Services

We have received funding from BC Government to run this as a pilot in the Winter 2021 semester. Tuition is $99.

Course delivery

Note that courses are offered in partnership with Ed2Go, CMTN's trusted partner in online Continuing Studies.

Requirements

To qualify for this micro-credential you must complete a minimum of 48 hours of course work:


Explore a Career in Medical Transcription (Ed2Go)

In this course, you will learn how to transcribe the most common medical reports used in both inpatient and outpatient settings. This knowledge will help prepare you to work almost anywhere in the medical field—doctors' offices, clinics, public health facilities, and hospitals. With this foundation, you will be set to advance your education so you can work as a subcontractor for a company that outsources transcription, or you can eventually even take on your own clients—all from the comfort of your own home.

You will go through each of the nine main report types—their formatting requirements, the components of each one, and how they are used in the clinical setting. Every lesson will include a grammar review, pointing out important elements that will make your reports perfect. You will also gain important clinical knowledge of major disease processes that are essential to enhance your skill as a medical documentation specialist.

Along the way, you will download a free transcriber to listen to dictation and produce reports. These hands-on exercises will give you the practice you will need to determine if this field is for you. You will also go through your current options and in the future by developing the skills of a medical transcriptionist. By the end of this course, you will know the basic report types, have clinical knowledge of major diseases, be able to correct grammar from dictated reports on the fly, and know the next steps you will need to take!

For more information about how ed2go courses work, please visit the Help tab on CMTN’s ed2go site.

Course number:
CEHLTH 262
Campuses offered:
  • Online
Price:
$175
Times:
Self-paced
Hours:
24
Register at:
the Register for Continuing Studies page. This course is offered online in partnership with ED2GO online.

Contact

For more information on micro-credentials at Coast Mountain College contact:

Meredith Findlay
Regional Program Assistant, Workforce Training
250.635.6511 Ext. 5217
mfindlay@coastmountaincollege.ca