This Board of Governors certificate will provide you with the theoretical and practical knowledge using simulated case studies to prepare you for a future in medical transcription. This program has several prerequisites. Students are advised that each transcription course will require in excess of eight hours of work per week. These changes are being made to better prepare students for the workload later in the certificate and to help the student develop the highest level transcription skills that are required in the industry. A total of 14 courses are required to obtain this certificate.

Please Note: All courses are available on a full or part-time basis and are offered online.

Admission Requirements

O.S.S.D. or equivalent

Students are required to have a typing speed of 30 net wpm. Students who are interested in increasing their net typing speed and accuracy can take CPT-1133 Keyboarding for Computers.

Mature applicants must be at least 19 years of age by the start of classes, be out of secondary school for at least one year and usually do not have a high school diploma. Mature applicant testing for this program is available in the Counselling Department in the subjects of English and Math. The test(s) will demonstrate proficiency in required admission subjects. For more information please contact the Counselling Department at ext 3412. Academic admission requirements can be obtained through Academic Upgrading and Pre-Programs at Lambton College.

Please Note: Students are encouraged to declare their program of choice with the Registrar's Office when registering in their first course. Students must declare their program of choice by the completion of their third course. Applications for this program are not accepted through

Employment Opportunities

Graduates may find positions transcribing medical correspondence in office or home-based work environments.