Entry-level court reporter in the judicial/official, freelance, captioning and/or CART avenues of the profession. Entry-level employment as a transcriptionist using voice recognition technology. Upon completion of this certificate, students can sit for the NVRA and/or NCRA Written Knowledge Test. This is a 100-question exam testing knowledge on procedural, and more academic-type materials including vocabulary, punctuation, transcript distribution, professional responsibilities, and ethics. Students can sit for the NVRA Skills Test using voice writing technology consisting of the dictation and transcription of three five-minute segments with accuracy of 95 percent - 180 word-per-minute literary, a 200 word-per-minute jury charge, and a 225 word-per-minute question and answer. In the following states this certificate prepares you for entry-level CART and captioning work whereas voice writers are currently not allowed to practice in their judicial systems: California, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, Vermont.
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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
- Eligibility for ENG-1010 College Composition I.
Program Learning Outcomes
This program is designed to prepare students to demonstrate the following learning outcomes:
- Adhere to ethical standards and requirements while completing work in a timely manner.
- Utilize appropriate reference materials (medical dictionaries, PDR, Internet) and employ language skills (punctuation, spelling, rules of grammar) in the production of transcribed materials.
- Work independently and apply business procedures to maintain a freelance practice.
- Write 225 wpm with 95% accuracy and apply real-time technology skills.
- Effectively apply the use of specialized vocabulary (business, sports, meteorology, politics) as found in current events to capture the spoken word in real time writing.
- Maintain a professional appearance and demeanor in a legal setting while adhering to ethical standards and requirements and completing work in a timely manner.
- Prepared to sit for the Certified Verbatim Reporter (CVR) Exam.
Suggested Semester Sequence
|First Semester||Credit Hours|
|C&CR-1100||Introduction to Voice Captioning||1|
|C&CR-2350||Editing Legal Documents||2|
|C&CR-2200||Medical Terminology for Captioning and Court Reporting||3|
|C&CR-2401||Speedbuilding and Transcription at 180 WPM||3|
|C&CR-2451||Speedbuilding and Transcription at 225 WPM||3|
|Total Credit Hours||24|