Course Descriptions

Course NumberCourse TitleCreditsDescriptionCompetencies
CRC100Machine Shorthand Theory I6Machine Shorthand Theory I: Students study the fundamentals of real-time writing including steno machine setup, keyboard configuration, and beginning machine shorthand steno theory. Instruction includes emphasis on the importance of developing automatic response (writing fluency), a key component of successful speed development. Students read back from steno notes daily, and weekly testing from unfamiliar material is done at increasing speeds ranging from 30 to 80 words per minute. Concurrent enrollment in CRC102, Machine Shorthand Skills and Techniques I, is required. Corequisite: CRC 102.Loading...
CRC102Machine Shorthd Skills/Tec I2Students practice and perfect foundational realtime writing skills, establish keyboard mastery, and support writing fluency through the systematic practice of finger drills, basic number drills, and sentence drills involving high-frequency words and phrases. Drilling speeds are increased weekly to encourage steady progress, and students are tested on the ability to accurately write and read back basic numbers, common phrases, and the 250 most frequently used words. Corequisite: CRC 100.Loading...
CRC130Machine Shorthand Theory II6Students build on skills gained in CRC100, learning advanced steno theory concepts including homonym differentiation, strokes for realtime punctuation and capitalization, question and answer designations, and skills for writing complex number configurations. Writing fluency continues to be a focus as students practice at speeds ranging from 50-100 words per minute. Students read back from steno notes daily, and weekly testing from unfamiliar material is done at increasing speeds ranging from 50-100 words per minute. Prerequisite: CRC 100. Corequisite: CRC 132, CRC 165, CRC 195 Loading...
CRC132Machine Shrthnd Skill/Tech II2Students build on the skills mastered in CRC102, supporting writing fluency by learning to systematically evaluate realtime writing to determine individual skill weaknesses and facilitate intentional, goal-driven practice. Practice of complex finger drills, advanced number drills, and sentence drills involving high-frequency words and phrases is used to support skill growth. Drilling speeds are increased weekly to encourage steady progress, and students are tested on the ability to accurately write and read back complex numbers, common phrases, and the 500 most frequently used words. Prerequisite: CRC 102. Corequisites: CRC 130, CRC 165, and CRC 195.Loading...
CRC150Intro to Realtime Tech3The first of two courses covering the features and operation of a court reporting computer-aided transcription software. In this introductory course, students learn basic computer-aided transcription skills and apply what they have learned in a lab setting, writing realtime dictation and utilizing include files and editing commands to prepare transcripts. Corequisite: CRC 160Loading...
CRC160Intro to Speed Development6Students build endurance and focus while practicing literary, jury charge, and two-voice testimony material at increasing speeds. The importance of developing writing fluency through intentional practice continues to be stressed. Students must demonstrate the ability to write four-minute takes at 95 percent accuracy. Single-voice literary is tested at speeds ranging from 90 to 110 words per minute, single-voice jury charge is tested at speeds ranging from 110-130 words per minute, and two-voice testimony is tested at speeds ranging from 120 to 130 words per minute. Prerequisites: CRC 130, CRC 132, CRC 165. Corequisite: CRC 150.Loading...
CRC165Realtime Punct and Proof3Students study punctuation and word usage as related to realtime writing and transcript production. Students learn, practice, and improve the proofreading skills required of transcriptionists, realtime deposition reporters, realtime court reporters, and realtime captioners. Corequisite: CRC 195Loading...
CRC175Realtime Tech Applications3sIn this continuation course, students expand upon the computer-aided transcription concepts acquired in CRC150. Lecture time is devoted to the presentation of advanced principles and features, with a focus on using advanced software features to increase productivity. Using available tools to provide litigation support is also stressed. Lab time is devoted to the application of new skills in producing a variety of transcripts. Prerequisite: CRC 150, CRC 165. Prerequisite OR Corequisite: CRC 160. Corequisites: CRC 180, CRC 183 and CRC 190.Loading...
CRC180Single-voice Speed Dev I3Dictation is given to develop a student’s speed to 130 words per minute on literary material and 150 words per minute on jury charge material. Minimum course requirements: two five-minute tests must be transcribed at a minimum of 95 percent accuracy in each dictation area. Prerequisite: CRC 160. Corequisites: CRC 175, CRC 183 and CRC 190.Loading...
CRC182Multi-voice Speed Developmt I5Dictation is given to develop a student’s speed to 130 words per minute on two-voice medical/technical testimony, 130 words per minute on multi-voice testimony, and 160 words per minute on two-voice testimony material. Minimum course requirements: two five-minute tests must be transcribed at a minimum of 95 percent accuracy in each dictation area. Prerequisite: CRC 160. Corequisites: CRC 180, 190.Loading...
CRC183Multi-voice Speed Dev I4Dictation is given to develop a student's speed to 130 words per minute on two-voice medical/technical testimony, 130 words per minute on multi-voice testimony, and 160 words per minute on two-voice testimony material. Minimum course requirements: two five-minute tests must be transcribed at a minimum of 95 percent accuracy in two-voice testimony. Prerequisite: CRC 160. Corequisites: CRC 180 and CRC 190.Loading...
CRC190Realtime Court Reprtg Proc I4A course to focus on freelance reporting procedures. Instruction will include the role of the reporter in depositions, the marking and handling of exhibits and notes, speaker identifications and interruptions, daily copy, videotaping, and computer-aided transcript preparation. Prerequisites CRC 165. Corequisites: CRC 175, CRC 180, and CRC 183.Loading...
CRC195Realtime Medical Terminology3This course provides a broad survey of the language of medicine and health technologies. Students learn to accurately spell and define medical terms related to body systems and functions, psychological and physical diseases, diagnostic procedures, laboratory tests, abbreviations, drugs, and treatment modalities. Emphasis is placed on forming, defining, and pronouncing medical terms as well as demonstrating ability to research medical information.Loading...
CRC220Single-voice Speed Dev II3Dictation is given to develop a student’s speed to 160 words per minute on literary material and 180 words per minute on jury charge material. Minimum course requirements: two five-minute tests must be transcribed at a minimum of 95 percent accuracy in each dictation area. Prerequisite: CRC 180. Corequisites: CRC 222, 230.Loading...
CRC222Multi-Voice Speed Develop II5Dictation is given to develop a student’s speed to 160 words per minute on two-voice medical/technical testimony, 170 words per minute on multi-voice testimony, and 200 words per minute on two-voice testimony. Minimum course requirements: two five-minute tests must be transcribed at a minimum of 95 percent accuracy in each dictation area. Prerequisite: CRC 182. Corequisites: CRC 220, 230.Loading...
CRC223Multi-voice Speed Dev II4Dictation is given to develop a student's speed to 160 words per minute on two-voice medical/technical testimony, 170 words per minute on multi-voice testimony, and 200 words per minute on two-voice testimony. Minimum course requirements: two five-minute tests must be transcribed at a minimum of 95 percent accuracy in two-voice testimony. Prerequisite: CRC 183. Corequisites: CRC 220 and CRC 230Loading...
CRC230Realtime Court Reprtg Proc II4A course to focus on the role of the realtime official (judicial) reporter. Students study the many aspects of being an official reporter, including general courtroom procedures, realtime in the courtroom, and transcript preparation. Sustained multi-voice dictation will be given. Prerequisite: CRC 190. Corequisites: CRC 220 and CRC 223.Loading...
CRC250Single-voice Speed Dev III3Dictation is given to develop a student’s speed to 180 words per minute on literary material and 200 words per minute on jury charge material. Minimum course requirements: three five-minute tests must be transcribed at a minimum of 95 percent accuracy in each dictation area. Prerequisite: CRC 220.Loading...
CRC252Multi-Voice Speed Develop III5Dictation is given to develop a student’s speed to 180 words per minute on medical/technical testimony, 200 words per minute on multi-voice testimony material, and 225 words per minute on two-voice testimony material. Minimum course requirements: two five-minute medical/technical tests, two five-minute multi-voice tests, and three five-minute two-voice testimony tests must be transcribed at a minimum of 95 percent accuracy. Prerequisite: CRC 222.Loading...
CRC253Multi-voice Speed Development4Dictation is given to develop a student's speed to 180 words per minute on medical/technical testimony, 200 words per minute on multi-voice testimony material, and 225 words per minute on two-voice testimony material. Minimum course requirements: Three five-minute tests must be transcribed at a minimum of 95 percent accuracy in two-voice testimony. Prerequisite: CRC 223. Corequisites: CRC 250 and CRC 275.Loading...
CRC275Internship3Internships are arranged by the instructor and will include a minimum of 40 hours of actual writing time. Students are mentored by supervising freelance and official reporters. Students will be required to produce transcripts from their experiences consistent with NCRA-approved program requirements. Transcripts are for grading purposes only and are not to be sold. Students do not serve in the capacity of an actual reporter during internship. Coursework for the class includes resume and application letter preparation, job-seeking skills, review of the Code of Professional Ethics, income tax and financial planning information for the reporter, a review of realtime reporting literature, and oral and written reports of the internship experience. Students also practice research skills using both print media and the Internet. Prerequisites: CRC 220, CRC 223 and CRC 230. Prerequisite OR Corequisites: CRC 250 and CRC 253. Corequisites: CRC 250 and CRC 253.Loading...