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COURT REPORTING (CRC)

CRC099 - Supplemental Skill Building Credits: 0
This class is designed to assist students in fulfilling testing requirements from an Incomplete received in CRC 112, 113, 114, 115, 211, or 212. Emphasis will be placed on clarity of stenographic notes, developing speed at required test levels, and accuracy in transcription. Speeds presented will be based on the individual student's needs.

Prerequisites: Incomplete received in CRC 112 through 115 or CRC 211 through 212

CRC110 - Verbatim Reporting I Credits: 6
Introduction of machine shorthand and basic principles of a realtime translation machine shorthand theory are taught. Students will begin with basic dictation of the alphabet, words, and phrases; and, thereafter, progress to application of the theory principles in writing and transcribing at the speeds of 30, 40, 50, and 60 words per minute (wpm).

Corequisite: ENG 101 and CJU 257

CRC111 - Verbatim Reporting II Credits: 6
Continued emphasis on building a realtime translation machine shorthand vocabulary and writing verbatim with increasing speed and accuracy through instruction of advanced machine shorthand writing principles. Students will begin stenographically writing and transcribing literary, jury charge, and question-and-answer testimony.

Prerequisites: CRC 110, ENG 101, CJU 257
Corequisite: CRC 130

CRC112 - Verbatim Reporting III Credits: 6
Emphasis on applying realtime translation shorthand principles to provide instantaneous translation through writing and transcribing verbatim literary, jury charge, and two-voice testimony at increasing speeds. Students will be expected to transcribe dictated materials using a computer-aided transcription system.

Prerequisites: CRC 111 and CRC 130
Corequisite: CRC 120

CRC113 - Verbatim Reporting IV Credits: 7
Continued emphasis on building a realtime translation machine shorthand vocabulary for instantaneous translation. In addition, students will stenographically write verbatim literary, jury charge, and two-voice testimony at increasing speeds. Students will be expected to transcribe dictated materials using a computer-aided transcription system.

Prerequisites: CRC 112 and CRC 120
Corequisite: CRC 230

CRC114 - Verbatim Reporting V Credits: 7
Continued emphasis on building a realtime translation machine shorthand vocabulary for instantaneous translation. In addition, students will stenographically write verbatim literary, jury charge, and two-voice testimony at increasing speeds. Students will be expected to transcribe dictated materials using a computer-aided transcription system as learned in CRC 130 and CRC 230.

Prerequisites: CRC 113 and CRC 230
Corequisites: CRC 211, CRC 212, and CRC 220

CRC115 - Verbatim Reporting VI Credits: 6
Continued emphasis on building a realtime translation machine shorthand vocabulary for instantaneous translation. In addition, students will stenographically write verbatim literary, jury charge, and two-voice testimony at increasing speeds. Students will be expected to transcribe dictated materials using a computer-aided transcription system. Students will also receive instruction in preparation for the Skills Test portion of the National Court Reporters Association's Registered Professional Reporter examination.

Prerequisites: CRC 114 and CRC 220
Corequisite: CRC 290

CRC120 - English for Court Reporters Credits: 3
This course distinguishes between general grammatical rules and those unique to a verbatim transcript of proceedings from a courtroom or administrative hearing environment to allow the student to more clearly punctuate the spoken word. Proofreading and research skills will also be taught.

Prerequisites: CRC 110 and ENG 101.

CRC130 - Court Reporting Technology I Credits: 3
Introduction to computer-aided transcription (CAT). Development of writing and editing skills for real-time. Development of personal CAT dictionary.

Prerequisite: CRC 110
Corequisite: CRC 111

CRC211 - Medical Reporting Credits: 3
This course provides the Court Reporting/Captioning student medical vocabulary and corresponding dictated material of a medical nature, i.e., areas involving the body systems and functions, psychological and physical diseases, and drugs, with a focus on root words, prefixes and suffixes. The student is also instructed on the methods of researching medical information such as names and descriptions of diseases and drugs.

Prerequisites: CRC 113, HIM 120, and BIO 130.

Corequisite: CRC 114

CRC212 - Multiple-Speaker Reporting Credits: 3
Multiple-speaker dictation in simulated judicial and administrative hearing settings; with instruction in writing multiple speakers in the realtime environments of CART and Captioning. Emphasis is placed on proficiency in writing and distinguishing between more than one speaker while performing all duties and responsibilities of a judicial court reporter, CART provider, and Captioner. This course is designed to give the student a realistic, hands-on view of what can be expected in actual multiple-speaker reporting situations.

Prerequisite: CRC 113 and CRC 230.

Corequisite: CRC 114 and CRC 220

CRC220 - Realtime Reporting Procedures Credits: 3
This course will instruct the student in the most common procedural aspects of the realtime reporter's role in trials, depositions, administrative hearings, and the realtime venues of judicial reporting, captioning, and communication access realtime translation (CART). Review of the National Court Reporters Association (NCRA) Code of Professional Ethics is presented. Students will incorporate current events into their study of the realtime profession.

Prerequisite: CRC 113.

Corequisites: CRC 114.


CRC230 - Court Reporting Technology II Credits: 1
Advanced realtime computer-aided transcription (CAT). Litigation support and applications of realtime technology in the CIC courtroom, depositions, captioning, and communication access realtime translation (CART).

Prerequisites: CRC 112 and CRC 130.
Corequisite: CRC 113.

CRC290 - Captioning/CART Clinic Credits: 3
An introduction to the job duties, technologies, and machine shorthand writing theories unique to broadcast captioning and CART (Communication Access Realtime Translation) reporting and the career opportunities available to reporters in these fields.

Prerequisite: CRC 220.?

Corequisite: CRC 115.

CRC299 - Court Reporting/Captioning Internship Credits: 3
The internship program is intended to give the student practical work experience in the judicial reporting environment and, if available, the broadcast captioning/CART environments. The internship will meet all NCRA Institutional Standards for Internship as described in the NCRA Council on Approved Student Education General Requirements and Minimum Standards.

Prerequisites: CRC 114, CRC 212, CRC 220

Corequisite: CRC 115