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Office Technology Information 2305

Word Processing Transcription

3 credit hours

Prerequisite: OFTI 1110, 1130, and 1210, or enrollment in the Medical Transcription Program


 

 

Purpose

Just as the 1980ís promised paperless offices, the 90ís word processing software packages have advertised that the grammar and spell check editing features will do most (if not all) of the work for you. The reality is that documents with errors are more prevalent than ever. In this course, specific proofreading techniques are presented with handy tips for improving proofreading and editing skills. Categories include proofreading, editing, and proofreading on the computer screen. Upon successful completion of this course, you will:

 

Demonstrate skill in the operation of transcribing equipment

 

Enhance proofreading skills, spelling ability and vocabulary pertaining to routine business correspondence

 

Apply proofreading skills to routine business correspondence

 

Continue development of English grammar and punctuation

 

Develop the ability to produce mailable pages

 

Course Overview

The entire course can be completed online from any location where you have Internet access. You will be working independently on your own computer and software. You will be using Microsoft Word software. You may check out a transcription machine and cassettes (used with the Machine Transcription text) from the Library. You will need to supply your own headphones. You will complete chapter transcription assignments, tests, and progress checks. Chapter assignments include reading the chapters and completing assigned exercises. All production (document) work will be submitted via E-mail to your instructor. All tests will be submitted through Blackboard.

 

Should I Take this Course Online?

Are you a good candidate for taking the Internet version of this course on an independent study basis? Visit the COD Online homepage, which includes an on-line assessment tool to  help you determine if you are a good candidate for an independent study course. Also, visit the COD Online home page, for more information about taking Internet courses.

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