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Transcription and Office Support: Machine Writing

Certificate of Completion

This certificate is designed to provide relevant skills to individuals pursuing careers transcribing legal, medical, or general material, and/or providing office technology/office computer applications support. Transcribers, also known as transcriptionists, convert speech (either live or recorded) into written or electronic text documents. Transcription services are often provided for business, legal, or medical purposes. Transcribers may work from home, in hospitals or physicians' offices, and in various business environments. Potential jobs in this field include, but are not limited to: Legal Transcriptionist, Web Content Transcriptionist, Video Transcriptionist, General Transcriptionist, Medical Transcriptionist, and Office Support Assistant.

Course NumberCourse TitleHours
Select one:

80-100 WPM Speed Goal
80-100 WPM: Multi-Voice Focus

190 - 200 hours
112 - 126 hours
NCCC007Keyboarding and MS Word Basics48 - 54 hours
Select one:

120-140 WPM Speed Goal
120-140 WPM: Multi-Voice Focus

190 - 200 hours
112 - 126 hours
NCCC028Computer-Aided Transcription 232 - 36 hours

Total Certificate Hours: 304-490 hours

Certificates are listed as hours rather than college credit (units). Students must pass and complete the minimum number of hours required.

Upon successful completion of this program a student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate recognition and correct spelling of legal and medical terminology and English vocabulary.
  • Write legal, medical, and general subject matter, stenographically, at a minimum of 120 words per minute on a machine writer.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in Microsoft Word to provide entry-level office support.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in industry-standard computer-aided software to produce accurate transcripts of legal, medical, and general audio-recorded material.
Last Updated 10/14/22