Medical Transcriptionist

Get the opportunity to work in a fast-paced medical environment by enrolling in this comprehensive 51-week program. Apply the theories you will learn during your 8-week internship, where you can gain valuable real-world experience.

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    In-Class: Instructor-led classes held in-person at one or more of our 8 campuses.
    Hybrid: Instructor-led classes on a set schedule held remotely on video over the Internet, with some courses delivered in-person at one of our 8 campuses.
    Remote: Instructor-led classes on a set schedule, held remotely live on video over the Internet.
    Online: Flexible schedule with a set weekly pace and the support of facilitators when you need it; delivered over the Internet.
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    Campus is required
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    51 Weeks


    8 Weeks

    Program Outline

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    About The Program

    With this Medical Transcriptionist diploma program, you will learn the different systems of the human body, medical terms, and computer basics. Our small class sizes will give you the opportunity to have numerous one-on-one sessions with our experienced instructors, who can  personally guide you through your learning journey.

    Upon graduation, you will be eligible to write the Registered Medical Transcriptionist exam through the Association of Healthcare Documentation Integrity (AHDI).

    Career Opportunities

    Medical Transcriptionists work in hospitals, clinics, physician’s offices, transcription services, insurance companies, home healthcare agencies, and other locations where dictation for the purpose of healthcare documentation requires transcription. Many MTs work from their homes as independent contractors or home-based employees.



    Employers Who Have Hired triOS Grads

    • Grand River Hospital
    • Toronto General Hospital
    • Lakeridge Health
    • Region of Waterloo
    • Halton Family Health
    • Living Arts Medical Centre
    • Canadian Red Cross
    • Joseph Brant Hospital
    • Yorkville Cosmetic Centre


    91 %

    Employment Rate*

    $ 22

    Average Wage/HR**

    $ 27

    High Wage/HR**

    *Employment Rate based on 2021 contactable triOS graduates employed in a related field within 12 months.


    NOC Code: 1251 - **Wage data rounded down to the nearest dollar. Average wage doesn't reflect the starting salary but represents the middle value between lowest to highest wages. Local (or regional) income may vary. Last updated in Dec 2022.

    Program Details

    Are you interested in joining the healthcare industry? Do you want to acquire skills that will help you succeed in a hospital and medical office environment? If so, then the Medical Transcriptionist program is just what you need to launch your career in a new field.

    As part of this in-demand program, you will gain in-depth knowledge of Microsoft applications, spelling and grammar standards in the industry, medical report formatting, and keyboarding techniques – skills which are all mandatory for the role. By the end of the program you will have a solid understanding of the human body as well as the skeletal, muscular, integumentary, cardiovascular, reproductive, endocrine, sensory, and nervous systems.

    Students enrolled in the program receive:

    • Microsoft Office and Windows are included in the tuition costs.
    Course Listings
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    Icon-Quiz-Small Created with Sketch. Career Management
    Our Career Management program introduces students to the strategies and components of an effective job search, including self-marketing and awareness, skills inventory, job search tools and the job market. The Career Management course is delivered by our on-campus Career Services Team who are there throughout the job search to assist and mentor students towards achieving their ultimate goal of employment in their field of study. Our Team of Career Services Professionals maintain relationships in their communities with key employers and organizations that recognize the value triOS graduates have to offer. The skills learned throughout Career Management at triOS will continue to serve students in their job search as they navigate their new careers.
    Icon-Quiz-Small Created with Sketch. Medical Transcriptionist Internship (160 hrs)
    Admission Requirements
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    – High school graduation diploma, or Mature Student Status (for more information please refer to the Program Outline at the top of this page or speak to your Education Consultant)
    – Passing grade on Entrance Assessment
    – Demonstrated fluency in English (oral and written)
    – Typing speed of 40wpm

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    Success Stories

    The Medical Transcriptionist program at triOS gave me confidence to pursue a new career. I would like to take this opportunity to thank triOS for a memorable and meaningful learning experience. I am on my way to building a happy and fulfilling new career. A new career for a better life for me and my family.

    Nathalee P.

    Graduated 2014