+ MACHINE SHORTHAND THEORY
The principles of Real-time, Conflict-free Theory as advanced in the textbook are taught. Hands-on execution of this theory to the speed of 40 words per minute is the goal of the student. The concept of Real-time writing is introduced.
+ MACHINE SHORTHAND 1
Introduction to beginning speed-building using timed material is started in the classroom. Advanced stenographic outlines will be taught. Two-voice testimony, literary material, and jury charge material will be introduced in order to properly prepare the student for the class. 80 words per minute is the goal of the student.
Prerequisite: Machine Shorthand Theory
+ MACHINE SHORTHAND 2
Intermediate speed building by use of timed material is given. Literary material, jury charge, and two-voice testimony will be utilized. New writing outlines will be discussed as new words arise. Punctuation skills will be stressed. 140 words per minute is the goal of the student.
Prerequisite: Machine Shorthand 1
+ COURT REPORTING 1
Advanced speed-building with particular emphasis on accuracy, endurance, and concentration skills applied to the stenograph machine. The student will write as many different words as possible, from the most elementary to the most complex, with a great diversity of subjects. 175 words per minute is the goal of the student. Real-time writing concepts continue to be emphasized.
Prerequisite: Machine Shorthand 2
+ COURT REPORTING 2
Advanced speed-building. All previous skills learned are applied with an eye toward reaching the graduation speed level of 225 words per minute Mock trials are conducted with role-playing by the teacher and student. All materials are utilized, including two-, three- and four-voice testimony, literary matter of all kinds, jury charge, legal/medical/technical matter. Pre-employment preparation is given through simulated job experience.
Prerequisite: CR I
+ ENGLISH FOR COURT REPORTERS
This is an English course designed specifically for court reporting students. Accurate transcript production requires a working knowledge of all English skills, including grammar, punctuation, spelling, and various special circumstances. English terminology will be covered, exposing the student to as many words and phrases as possible.
+ LEGAL TERMINOLOGY
The purpose of this course is to develop a working knowledge of legal terminology, including definitions and spellings, to assist the student in recording legal terms on the stenograph machine and transcribing them. Legal concepts and theories will also be discussed to provide practical knowledge for the Court Reporter.
+ MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY
The purpose of this course is to provide the student with a workable medical vocabulary applicable to all medical specialties. Human anatomy and prescription drugs will be covered as practical knowledge for the Court Reporter. Definitions and spellings of technical terms will be included.
Transcription is taught within all steno speed building classes. Students are required to transcribe material dictated to them in court reporting classes and produce final transcripts.
+ COURT AND FREELANCE PROCEDURES
Advanced students will receive an orientation into appropriate court and freelance procedures as an introduction to employment duties. The student will sit with a working reporter and observe the day-to-day activities associated with their chosen profession. They will actually participate in legal proceedings by recording them on the stenograph machine.
Prerequisite: Court Reporting 1
+ Computer-Aided Transcription
This course serves as an introduction to computer software as utilized by the Court Reporter in the modern workplace. All facets of transcript production are explored with the aid of the computer.
Prerequisite: Court Reporting 1