C&CR-1000 Introduction to Court Reporting

1 Credit

Comprehensive survey of field of court reporting. Examination of history of reporting, diversity, equipment needs and technological trends, role of the working reporter within legal system, corporate environment, and educational system.

Lecture: 1 hours

Prerequisite(s): None.

C&CR-1100 Introduction to Voice Captioning

1 Credit

Introduction to voice captioning technology and the employment opportunities in this field.

Lecture: 1 hours

Prerequisite(s): None.

C&CR-1200 Voicewriting I

2 Credits

Instruction in the use of voice-recognition software and technology. Application of such technology enables users to create and edit documents, send email, access the Internet and perform other functions all in a hands-free manner.

Lecture: 1 hour. Laboratory: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): C&CR-1100 Introduction to Voice Captioning or concurrent enrollment; or departmental approval.

C&CR-1210 Voicewriting II

2 Credits

Study of speech-to-text technology and the use of voice-recognition software while developing increased dictation speed, learn to dictate while listening to dictation, and create various documents including Excel Spreadsheets, and particular legal and medical documents.

Lecture: 1 hour. Laboratory: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): C&CR-1200 Voicewriting I.

C&CR-1220 Voicewriting III

4 Credits

Realtime translation of legal proceedings, broadcasts, and other voice-to-text environments. using voice writing captioning-specific software in addition to speech-recognition software.

Lecture: 3 hours. Laboratory: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): C&CR-1210 Voicewriting II.

C&CR-1300 Realtime Theory I

4 Credits

Focus on principles of writing on stenotype machine. On-line instruction of machine shorthand keyboard, arbitraries, phrases, word beginnings and endings. Emphasis on reading, writing, and reporter English skills in preparation for speedbuilding and transcription.

Lecture: 3 hours. Laboratory: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): C&CR-1000 Introduction to Court Reporting or concurrent enrollment; and ENG-0990 Language Fundamentals II, or appropriate score on English Placement Test.

C&CR-1330 Realtime Theory II

2 Credits

This course is a continuation of Realtime Theory. Students will complete study of theory principles.

Lecture: 1 hour. Laboratory: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): C&CR-1300 Realtime Theory I.

C&CR-1340 Realtime Theory III

2 Credits

Introduces students to the varied styles of writing in the court reporting profession including question and answer, literay, and jury charge format. Instruction in advanced principles of brief forms and phrases in speedbuilding development.

Lecture: 1 hour. Laboratory: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): C&CR-1330 Realtime Theory II or concurrent enrollment.

C&CR-1350 Legal Terminology

3 Credits

Provides students with broad legal vocabulary, useful in any law related field. Emphasis on spelling, definition, and usage of legal terms.

Lecture: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): None.

C&CR-1401 Speedbuilding and Transcription at 100 WPM

3 Credits

Speedbuilding at 80-100 wpm level. Utilization and expansion of machine-writing theory. Practical procedures on stenotype machine to develop beginning skill levels. Minimum exit speed is 100 wpm.

Lecture: 1 hour. Laboratory: 6 hours

Prerequisite(s): C&CR-1340 Realtime Theory III.

C&CR-1410 Precision Writing I - Using Brief Forms

1 Credit

Designed to enhance writing skills on steno machine or with voicewriting technology. Emphasis on brief forms and specific phrases found in everyday vocabulary. Accuracy of outlines emphasized as well as use of specific brief forms. Course serves as a companion to speedbuilding curriculum.

Lecture: 1 hours

Prerequisite(s): C&CR-1220 Voicewriting III or C&CR-1340 Realtime Theory III; and concurrent enrollment in C&CR-1451 Speedbuilding and Transcription at 140 WPM, or C&CR-2401 Speedbuilding and Transcription at 180 WPM, or C&CR-2451 Speedbuilding and Transcription at 225 WPM.

C&CR-1420 Precision Writing II - Arbitraries in Legal Vocabulary

1 Credit

Enhancement of writing skills on steno machine or voicewriting software. Emphasis on brief forms or voice codes for specific phrases found within jury charge and other legal material. Accuracy of outlines or voice codes emphasized as well as use of specific brief forms. Course serves as companion to speedbuilding curriculum.

Lecture: 1 hours

Prerequisite(s): C&CR-1340 Realtime Theory III or C&CR-1220 Voicewriting III, and C&CR-1451 Speedbuilding and Transcription at 140 WPM, or C&CR-2401 Speedbuilding and Transcription at 180 WPM, or C&CR-2451 Speedbuilding and Transcription at 225 WPM.

C&CR-1430 Precision Writing III - Numeric and Alphabetic Accuracy

1 Credit

Improve writing skills on steno machine or utilizing voicewriting software. Emphasis on numeric material and proper names. Accuracy of "letter spelling", phonetic steno or voicewriting of names with verification of name emphasized, as well as the ability to steno or voicewrite numbers fluently. Course serves as companion to speedbuilding courses.

Lecture: 1 hours

Prerequisite(s): C&CR-1220 Voicewriting III, or C&CR-1340 Realtime Theory III; and C&CR-1451 Speedbuilding and Transcription at 140 WPM, or C&CR-2401 Speedbuilding and Transcription at 180 WPM, or C&CR-2451 Speedbuilding and Transcription at 225 WPM.

C&CR-1451 Speedbuilding and Transcription at 140 WPM

3 Credits

Speedbuilding at 120-140 wpm level. Utilization and expansion of machine-writing or voicewriting theory. Practical procedures on stenotype machine or utilizing voicewriting technology to develop skill levels on question and answer testimony, jury charge and literary materials. Minimum exit speed is 140 wpm.

Lecture: 1 hour. Laboratory: 6 hours

Prerequisite(s): C&CR-1220 Voicewriting III, or C&CR-1340 Realtime Theory III.

C&CR-1460 Literary Writing

2 Credits

Focuses on the skills of literary writing using court reporting technology. emphasizes accuracy and writing development for the judicial, communication access real-time transcription (CART) and captioning environments.

Lecture: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): C&CR-1451 Speedbuilding and Transcription at 140 WPM or concurrent enrollment.

C&CR-1521 Realtime Theory Reinforcement

2 Credits

Focus on principles of writing on stenotype machine. Review of machine shorthand theory principles introduced C&CR-1300 and C&CR-1330. Emphasis on reducing hesitation while writing, reading steno outlines, and building speed on the steno machine.

Laboratory: 4 hours

Prerequisite(s): C&CR-1330 Realtime Theory II or concurrent enrollment.

C&CR-1601 Court Reporting Technology

4 Credits

Basics of computer aided transcription. Emphasis on court reporting software, dictionary development, and transcript production. Development of scoping skills and research techniques.

Lecture: 2 hours. Laboratory: 6 hours

Prerequisite(s): C&CR-1220 Voicewriting III, or C&CR-1330 Realtime Theory II.

C&CR-1820 Independent Study in Captioning and Court Reporting

1-3 Credits

Directed individual study. Study/research title and specific content arranged between instructor and student. May be repeated for a maximum of six credits of different topics.

Lecture: 1-3 hours

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval, and instructor approval, and ENG-0990 Language Fundamentals II or appropriate score on English Placement Test.

C&CR-182H Honors Independent Study in Captioning and Court Reporting

1-3 Credits

Honors-level directed individual study. Must meet criteria set forth in Honors Course Checklist used to approve regular honors courses. Study/research title and specific content arranged between instructor and student. May be repeated for a maximum of six credits of different topics.

Lecture: 1-3 hours

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval and instructor approval, and ENG=0990 Language Fundamentals II or appropriate score on English Placement Test, and must have an A or a B in at least 3 honors courses.

C&CR-2200 Medical Terminology for Captioning and Court Reporting

3 Credits

Study of basic medical terminology utilized in the captioning and court reporting profession. Emphasis on definition and usage of the medical terms, and research practices for transcript production.

Lecture: 2 hours. Laboratory: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): C&CR-1340 Realtime Theory III or concurrent enrollment; or C&CR-1220 Voicewriting III or concurrent enrollment.

C&CR-2300 Court Procedures

3 Credits

Emphasizes role of official and freelance reporter including communications skills, professional image and business etiquette. Preparation of deposition/court transcripts, marking and handling of exhibits, indexing and storing notes, reporting techniques and ethics, including NCRA Code of Ethics.

Lecture: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): C&CR-1330 Realtime Theory II.

C&CR-2350 Editing Legal Documents

2 Credits

To develop understanding of parts of speech, sentence structure, proofreading, and management of other people's spoken words. Rules of punctuation and grammar go beyond the basics and are modified to accommodate ambiguous, clumsy, incongruous, and incorrect English frequently found in legal transcripts.

Lecture: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): ENG-0990 Language Fundamentals II, or appropriate score on English Placement Test.

C&CR-2360 Proofreading Skill Development

2 Credits

Focuses on applying proofreading and editing skills to legal transcripts, jury charges, and literary materials. Accuracy of editing with regard to the placement of punctuation marks and spelling.

Lecture: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): C&CR-2350 Editing Legal Documents.

C&CR-2401 Speedbuilding and Transcription at 180 WPM

3 Credits

Speedbuilding at 160-180 wpm level. Utilization and expansion of machine-writing or voicewriting theory. Practical procedures on stenotype machine or utilizing voicewriting technology to develop skill levels on question and answer testimony, jury charge and literary materials. Minimum exit speed is 180 wpm.

Lecture: 1 hour. Laboratory: 6 hours

Prerequisite(s): C&CR-1451 Speedbuilding and Transcription at 140WPM or C&CR-1210 VoiceWriting II.

C&CR-2451 Speedbuilding and Transcription at 225 WPM

3 Credits

Speedbuilding at speed levels of 225 wpm Question and Answer test material, 200 wpm Jury Charge material and 180 wpm Literary. Utilization and expansion of machine-writing or voice-writing theory. Practical procedures on stenotype machine or voicewriting software and technology to develop skill levels on question and answer testimony, jury charge and literary materials.

Lecture: 1 hour. Laboratory: 6 hours

Prerequisite(s): C&CR-2401 Speedbuilding and Transcription at 180 WPM.

C&CR-2470 Advanced Technology

3 Credits

Capstone course in Captioning and Court Reporting. Students apply technology and format applications to produce transcripts in preparation for initial employment. Concentrated, production-oriented class with employment related projects, deposition projects, and realtime projects.

Lecture: 2 hours. Laboratory: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): C&CR-1451 Speedbuilding and Transcription at 140 WPM, and C&CR-1601 Court Reporting Technology; or C&CR-1220 Voicewriting III.

C&CR-2480 Using Captioning Technology

3 Credits

Students apply steno or voice technology and format applications to produce captioning simulations in preparation for initial employment. A concentrated, production-oriented class with employment related projects from the captioning environment.

Lecture: 2 hours. Laboratory: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): C&CR-1450 Speedbuilding and Transcription at 140 WPM and C&CR-1600 Court Reporting Technology; or departmental approval.

C&CR-2510 CART Production

3 Credits

Focus on realtime writing and dictionary management for use in the Commuication Access Realtime Translation (CART) environment.

Lecture: 2 hours. Laboratory: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): C&CR-1600 Court Reporting Technology and C&CR-1451 Speedbuidling and Transcription at 140 WPM; or departmental approval.

C&CR-2520 Captioning Production

3 Credits

Focus on the production of captions using steno or voicewriting technology. Build endurance and accuracy in realtime writing.

Lecture: 2 hours. Laboratory: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): C&CR-2480 Using Captioning Technology, or departmental approval.

C&CR-2550 Writing for Captioning and CART

2 Credits

Focuses on building realtime writing endurance in the Captioning and Communication Access Real-time Transcription (CART) environments. Centers on accurate realtime translation and display of English text.

Lecture: 1 hour. Laboratory: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): C&CR-2510 CART Production and C&CR-2520 Captioning Production; or departmental approval.

C&CR-2602 Technical Terminology

3 Credits

Designed to expose students to much of the subject matter court reporters encounter. Emphasis on medical and technical testimony with material duplicated from real-life situations.

Lecture: 1 hour. Laboratory: 6 hours

Prerequisite(s): C&CR-1451 Speedbuilding and Transcription at 140 WPM, or concurrent enrollment.

C&CR-2660 Registered Professional Reporter Examination Preparation

1 Credit

Provides preparation for national certification exam. Speedbuilding at 160-180 wpm level. Utlization and expansion of machine-writing theory. Practical procedures on stenotype machine to develop skill levels on questions and answer testimony, jury charge and literary materials. Minimum exit speed is 180 wpm. Stenotype machines and access to a computer with Internet is required.

Laboratory: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): C&CR-1300 Realtime Theory or departmental approval.

C&CR-2820 Independent Advanced Study in Captioning and Court Reporting

1-3 Credits

Directed individual advanced study. Study/research title and specific content arranged between instructor and student. May be repeated for a maximum of six credits of different topics.

Lecture: 1-3 hours

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval, and instructor approval, and ENG-0990 Language Fundamentals II or appropriate score on English Placement Test.

C&CR-282H Honors Advanced Independent Study in Captioning and Court Reporting

1-3 Credits

Honors-level directed individual study. Must meet criteria set forth in the Honors Course Checklist used to approve regular courses. Study/research title and specific content arranged between instructor and student. May be repated for a maximum of six credits of different topics.

Lecture: 1-3 hours

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval and instructor approval, and eligibility for ENG-1010 College Composition I or eligibility for ENG-101H Honors College Composition I, and must have earned an A or B in at least 3 honors courses.

C&CR-2840 Internship

1 Credit

Provides student with 75 hours of actual writing time during on-the-job training using voicewriting technology or machine shorthand technology.

Other Required Hours: Directed practice: 5 hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): C&CR-2401 Speedbuilding and Transcription at 180 WPM; or concurrent enrollment in C&CR-2451 Speedbuilding and Transcription at 225 WPM, and C&CR-2470 Advanced Technology.

C&CR-2910 Internship for Captioning and CART

1 Credit

Provides student with 50 hours of actual writing time during on-the-job training using voicewriting technology or machine shorthand technology in the Captioning and Communication Access Real-time Transcription (CART) environment. Provides student with 30 hours of research and dictionary preparation during on-the-job training in Captioning and CART environments.

Other Required Hours: 80 hours of directed practice per semester (five hours a week of directed practice for 16 weeks).

Prerequisite(s): C&CR-2450 Speedbuilding and Transcription at 225 WPM, or concurrent enrollment; and C&CR-2510 CART Production and C&CR-2530 Captioning Production.