BU-812: Transcription and Diction of Business Documents
Course, prefix, number, & title: BU-812 Transcription and Diction of Business Documents
Hours (Class, recitation, Laboratory, studio): 1 class hour, 3 lab hours
Pre-requisites (if any): BU-801 Typewriting/Keyboarding or equivalent
Course Description in college catalog:
Through the use of audio and word processing software, students will transcribe business documents that are used in corporate, government, and professional environments. Students will become familiar with business terminology used in the fields of advertising, education, real estate, accounting, banking, insurance, engineering, entertainment, marketing, travel, medicine and law.
Academic programs for which this course serves as a requirement or an elective:
General Education Outcomes: Below is a listing of General Education Outcome(s) that this course supports.
Communicate effectively in various forms
Apply information management and digital technology skills useful for academic research and lifelong learning
Course-specific student learning outcomes:
Students will achieve the following course objectives:
Improve listening skills through the use of audio software to develop dictation and transcription skills
Become proficient in using Microsoft Word software in conjunction with the Express Scribe software
Improve business vocabulary and English and language skills
Increase keyboarding speed while decreasing keyboarding errors
Practice reading and proofreading skills with focus on document formatting techniques
Integrate knowledge and skills needed in the professional office environment
Integrate knowledge & skills in office administration and technology.
Apply technical skills and use advanced office software to create and edit business documents.
Methods by which student learning will be assessed and evaluated; describe the types of methods to be employed; note whether certain methods are required for all sections:
Chapter Audio Dictation/Transcription exercises
Weekly/Biweekly evaluation of transcription and document formatting exercise
English proficiency and grammar skill tests
Professional Job Search Assignment—Letter and Resume Format
Dictation/Transcription/Proofreading Final—Letter and Memo Format
Academic Integrity policy (department or College):
Academic honesty is expected of all students. Any violation of academic integrity is taken extremely seriously. All assignments and projects must be the original work of the student or teammates. Plagiarism will not be tolerated. Any questions regarding academic integrity should be brought to the attention of the instructor. The following is the Queensborough Community College Policy on Academic Integrity: "It is the official policy of the College that all acts or attempted acts that are violations of Academic Integrity be reported to the Office of Student Affairs. At the faculty member's discretion and with the concurrence of the student or students involved, some cases though reported to the Office of Student Affairs may be resolved within the confines of the course and department. The instructor has the authority to adjust the offender's grade as deemed appropriate, including assigning an F to the assignment or exercise or, in more serious cases, an F to the student for the entire course." Read the University's policy on Academic Integrity opens in a new window(PDF).
Any student who feels that he or she may need an accommodation based upon the impact of a disability should contact the office of Services for Students with Disabilities in Science Building, Room S-132, 718-631-6257, to coordinate reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities. You can visit the Services for Students with Disabilities website.