A student receiving the Short-Term Certificate can work as a scopist or transcriptionist for a court reporting firm, doctor's office, or as an independent contractor utilizing either steno or voice writing technology.

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This certificate will be automatically awarded when the certificate requirements are completed. If you do not want to receive the certificate, please notify the Office of the Registrar at RegistrarOffice@tri-c.edu.

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Program Admissions Requirements

  • High School Diploma/GED
  • ENG-0990 Language Fundamentals II or appropriate score on English Placement Test.

Program Learning Outcomes

This program is designed to prepare students to demonstrate the following learning outcomes:

  1. Adhere to ethical standards and requirements while completing work in a timely manner.
  2. Utilize appropriate reference materials (medical dictionaries, PDR, Internet) and employ language skills (punctuation, spelling, rules of grammar) in the production of transcribed materials.
  3. Work independently and apply business procedures to maintain a freelance practice.
  4. Utilize CAT software and knowledge of stenotype to produce transcripts and write at a minimum speed of 140 wpm with 95% accuracy.

Students interested in steno technology should take C&CR-1000, C&CR-1300, 1330 & 1340.  Students interested in voicewriting technology should take C&CR-1100, C&CR-1200, C&CR-1210, and C&CR-1220.

Suggested Semester Sequence

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredit Hours
C&CR-1350 Legal Terminology 3
Select one of the following: 1
Introduction to Court Reporting  
Introduction to Voice Captioning 2  
Select one of the following: 4
Realtime Theory I  
Voicewriting I
and Voicewriting II 1
 
 Credit Hours8
Second Semester
C&CR-2350 Editing Legal Documents 2
Select one of the following: 4
Realtime Theory II
and Realtime Theory III
 
Voicewriting III  
 Credit Hours6
Summer Completion
C&CR-1451 Speedbuilding and Transcription at 140 WPM 3
C&CR-1601 Court Reporting Technology 4
C&CR-2200 Medical Terminology for Captioning and Court Reporting 3
 Credit Hours10
 Total Credit Hours24