Academic Program - Medical Transcription Letter of Recognition

Mission Statement

The Office Technology curriculum prepares students for administrative careers in industry, government, medicine, and law. Each program seeks to provide students not only with technical skills, but also with the necessary analytical and conceptual skills to perform successfully in the modern office environment.

Transcription is the process of converting the spoken word to a written, digital format. Transcription is used extensively in the medical community. Many doctors and medical professionals make oral notations about patients, and depend upon medical transcriptionists to convert these oral notes into a format which may be included in the patient file. Medical transcription is a skill that is useful, if not essential, for medical office personnel. Many hospitals and institutional settings employ full-time transcriptionists to assist the maintenance of an accurate medical record. Additionally, medical transcription has been identified as a viable opportunity for a home based business. The Letter of Recognition program assists students in developing technology skills required for success in this field.

Program Goals

  • Goal 1: To understand and utilize specialized medical vocabulary in the preparation of medical documents.
  • Goal 2: To utilize transcription equipment and software to produce medical documents.
  • Goal 3: To utilize proper spelling, grammar, punctuation, editing and proofreading skills in the production of transcribed medical documents.




Program Contact

Margo Chaney

Program Coordinator of OT/IT

DepartmentBusiness & Technology 
Phone410 386-8253 

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