Exploring Career Choices

Exploring Career Choices Dual Credit - Medical Terminology

Dual Credit - Medical Terminology


Medical Terminology (MEDT211) is a self-directed introductory course that enables the learner to use and understand the medical terminology common to most allied health personnel. By learning prefixes, suffixes, and word roots, the learner will be able to build, use, and spell medical words that relate to body systems and body organization. Common abbreviations and symbols are also included.

See example course outline for more details and the SAIT Dual Credit Handbook for information about being a SAIT Dual Credit student.

Program Benefits

  • Get a jump start on your post-secondary education while still in high school
  • Build confidence through developing learning strategies and skills that support your learning transitions 
  • Learn about on-going opportunities and experience post-secondary learning
  • Taught by experienced instructors who are connected to industry and support students in making meaningful connections to career pathways
  • Earn high school credits and post-secondary credits  ​

  • Cre​​dits- 5, 30 ​le​​​vel CTS
    1.5 post-secondary credits

Stude​nt Eligibility

Open to all CBE high school students who:

  • are in grades 11 or 12 during the program
  • have a strong interest to explore a pathway in health sciences
  • are excited about taking a post-secondary course through an online format
  • have completed (or are on track to complete) the following pre/co-requisite courses:
    • Science 10
    • English Language Arts 10-1 or English Language Arts 10-2 (minimum 60%)


  • The course is asynchronous, so students will not need to adjust their timetable. However, this is a rigorous post-secondary course and is the equivalent of one, 5 credit semester course
  • Students must submit a Personal Learning Schedule (see application checklist for details) to support the minimum of 5-8 hours of course work per week
  • Students will be expected to communicate with both their supervising teacher and SAIT instructor on a regular basis

Program Del​iv​ery and Location

  • This course is delivered fully online and the learning is asynchronous:
    • students learn on their own schedule, accessing the lectures and reading materials independently, however
    • students must meet all course assignment, quiz and test deadlines

Program D​​​ates

  • Semester 2 - February to May 2023
  • ​Important Application Information

    • An application does not guarantee a seat in the program.
    • Students must submit their completed application package with signatures to their home high school Off-campus Coordinator or Guidance Counsellor. The school will submit to Unique Pathways on the student’s behalf.
  • How to Apply

    • The application deadline for February 2023 programming has now passed. Please talk to your home high school Off-campus Coordinator or Guidance Counsellor to start planning for future programs!
    • Applications for Summer and Fall 2023 programs will be posted in Spring 2023 – check back often!

Career​ Map

Career Map of Medical Terminology  


  • Program Partner​

  • Application D​eadline:

    The application deadline for February 2023 has now passed. Please talk to your home high school Off-campus Coordi​nator or Guidance Counsellor to start planning for future programs!

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