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Transcription and Office Support: Voice Writing

Certificate of Completion

The goals and objectives of the Certificate of Completion for Transcription and Office Support: Voice Writing are designed to prepare students pursuing careers transcribing legal, medical, or general material, and/or providing office technology/office computer applications support with the relevant skills required. 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.

Program Requirements (288-398 hours)

Course NumberCourse TitleHours
NCCC004CAT Software Basics16 - 18 hours
NCCC005Voice Writing Theory48 - 54 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
NCCC027Computer-Aided Transcription 132 - 36 hours
NCCC028Computer-Aided Transcription 232 - 36 hours

Total Certificate Hours: 288-398 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 proficiency in Microsoft Word to provide entry-level office support.
  • Write legal, medical, and general subject matter, using a voice silencer, at a minimum of 120 words per minute on a machine writer.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in industry-standard computer-aided software to produce accurate transcripts of legal, medical, and general audio-recorded material.
  • Demonstrate recognition and correct spelling of legal and medical terminology and English vocabulary.
Last Updated 11/17/23