Master Syllabus

Machine Dictation and Transcription

I. BASIC COURSE INFORMATION

  1. Course Title: Machine Dictation and Transcription
  2. Course Number: OFT120
  3. Course Name: Office Technology
  4. Credit Hours: 3
  5. Semesters Offered: Spring
  6. Prerequisite: OFT 111 Keyboarding II and BUS 105 Business English or permission of the instructor. Strongly recommend BUS 106 Business Communications or concurrent enrollment.

 

II. COURSE DESCRIPTION

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 machine dictation and transcription techniques. Emphasis will be placed on business English skills, dictation and transcription of mailable copy, and appropriate application of secretarial reference manuals.

III. RATIONALE OF COURSE

Comprehensive training in machine dictation and transcription is essential for the traditional secretary since the position may involve a combination of speedwriting and machine transcription or sole use of a transcription unit. Secretaries who are promoted through the ranks may also be responsible for dictating correspondence to subordinates. Comprehensive training in machine dictation and transcription is mandatory for employees involved in the processing of information.

IV. COURSE COMPETENCIES

Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate proficiency in business English skills.
  2. Demonstrate proficiency in producing first-time final mailable copy directly from the cassette transcription unit.
  3. Demonstrate proficiency in composing and dictation business communications using a cassette dictation unit.