Entry-level court reporter in the 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 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.

This program is available to be completed 100% online.

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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.

Learn more about how certificate credits apply to the related degree.

Program Admissions Requirements

  •  ENG-0995 Applied College Literacies 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. Write 225 wpm with 96% accuracy and apply real-time technology skills.
  5. Write 140 wpm of literary material with 96% real-time accuracy.
  6. 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.
  7. Maintain a professional appearance and demeanor in a legal setting while adhering to ethical standards and requirements and completing work in a timely manner.
  8. Prepared to sit for the Certified Verbatim Reporter (CVR) Exam.

Suggested Semester Sequence

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredit Hours
CCR-1101 Introduction to Voice Writing 1
CCR-1200 Voicewriting I 1 2
CCR-1210 Voicewriting II 1 2
CCR-1350 Legal Terminology 3
CCR-1470 Transcript Production for Court Reporting and Captioning 3
CCR-2351 Editing Legal Documents 3
 Credit Hours14
Second Semester
CCR-1220 Voicewriting III 4
CCR-2401 Speedbuilding and Transcription at 180 WPM 3
CCR-2480 Using Captioning Technology 3
 Credit Hours10
Summer Session
CCR-2451 Speedbuilding and Transcription at 225 WPM 3
CCR-2841 Internship 2
 Credit Hours5
 Total Credit Hours29

Consecutive 8 week course.

MATH-1140, MATH-1141, MATH-1200, MATH-1270, and MATH-1280 can no longer count towards fulfilling the college-level mathematics requirement.  These courses were re-classified as developmental mathematics by the state of Ohio in 2016.  Tri-C established a 5-year transitioning window for students who had completed these courses prior to 2016 to apply them towards meeting graduation requirements, which expired in Summer 2021. It is highly recommended to see a counselor to determine the appropriate math required for your current major.