TRT311 - Transcription Techniques

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Subject Title
Transcription Techniques

Subject Description
Students will learn how to compose routine business correspondence as well as develop proficiency in the transcription of dictated material. Proper business document formatting, grammar, punctuation, spelling, business vocabulary, proofreading and editing skills will be reinforced.

Credit Status
TRT 311 is a required credit for all School of Office Administration students enrolled in the one-year accelerated diploma programs.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Understand the importance of using dictation/transcription equipment and be aware of the career opportunities available in this field.

2. Create business correspondence.

3. Correctly format and transcribe a variety of business documents.

4. Apply knowledge of English language rules in the transcription of business documents.

5. Be able to use The Gregg Reference Manual as a resource when transcribing.

6. Develop a business vocabulary.

7. Demonstrate the ability to operate designated transcription equipment and use Microsoft Word software to create business documents.

8. Produce all required assignments and tests to acceptable office standards within prescribed time limits.

9. Follow verbal and written instructions.

10. Demonstrate an attitude of professionalism, as evidenced by an ability to meet deadlines, complete assignments and perform tests and in-class assignments as scheduled.

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.

All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at

Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.