OFT 120 - Transcription and Proofreading
3 Credit Hours
This course is designed to familiarize the student with the important role of the originator and the transcriptionist in the preparation of office communications and to provide experience in developing effective transcription and dictation techniques. Emphasis will be placed on proofreading for content, grammar, and punctuation; development of correct word usage and subject/verb agreement; and transcription of mailable copy.
Prerequisite(s): BUS 105 or concurrent enrollment
RATIONALE OF COURSE
Comprehensive training in machine transcription and dictation is essential for the office specialist since the position may involve the use of a transcription unit. Administrative office specialists who are promoted through the ranks may also be responsible for dictating correspondence to subordinates. Comprehensive training in transcription, dictation, and proofreading is mandatory for employees involved in the processing of information.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to:
A. Demonstrate proficiency in proofreading for content, accuracy, correct word usage, subject/verb agreement, and punctuation.
B. Demonstrate proficiency in producing first-time final mailable copy directly from the audio transcription file.
C. Demonstrate proficiency in composing and dictating business communications using a microphone.
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