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Medical Transcriptionist

Southern Alberta Institute of Technology

Southern Alberta Institute of Technology
SAIT trains medical transcriptionists to interpret and transcribe medical dictation detailing patient health care during an illness or after an injury. The records produced by medical transcriptionists become permanent records of medical, scientific and legal value. Graduates of the Medical Transcriptionist program will have a unique blend of knowledge of biomedical and information sciences, legal aspects of health information and computer applications. The Medical Transcriptionist program is divided into two 15-week semesters at SAIT, and a four-week, unpaid practicum in the third semester at a healthcare site in or outside Calgary. While on campus at SAIT, students will learn in a classroom setting using real physicians' dictations. Certain courses are available by correspondence and are marked by an asterisk (*) in the program outline. The courses must be completed within the time frame shown in the program outline. Depending on the number of courses students complete by correspondence, they may be considered a part-time student which may impact their financial loan status. Students will require a personal computer with Internet access.

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1301 16 Avenue NW
Calgary, Alberta, T2M0L4, Canada

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  • Program Type Occupational
  • Credential Type Certificate
  • Length 1 Year or Less
  • Part Time Only
  • Cooperative Education
  • Continuing Education
  • Distance Learning Available
Admission Requirements

Distance Delivery Options

Some courses are available by correspondence.

Transfer(s) Eligibility

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Transfer(s) available outside of Transfer Alberta: Not available

Updated May 16, 2018. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.

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