Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Major: 3194
First Term: 2012 Spring   
Award: AAS
Total Credits: 91-96
CIP Code: 22.0303

Occupational Area: Business, Management, and Administration / Office Occupations
Instructional Council: Business/Management (03)
GPA: 2.00
SOC Code: Not Found


Description: The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Court Reporting: Judicial program prepares students for court reporting. Court reporters work for the government, courts, large business corporations, freelance reporting agencies, and television stations.
GateWay Community College is one of the few community colleges across the nation to offer a National Court Reporters Association certified court reporting program which includes realtime machine shorthand, computerized machine shorthand theory, speed development, transcription, court practice and overview in video application. Upon completion of the program, students will be qualified to enter the court reporting profession subject to any and all individual state requirements. In addition, students are assisted in preparing for the National Court Reporters Association. Registered Professional Reporter (RPR) Examination and the Arizona Written Knowledge Test.



Required Courses
BPC101AA Introduction to Computers I (1) OR
demonstrated proficiency in computer usage as determined by Program Director 0-1
+ BPC/OAS130DK Beginning Word 1
+ BPC/OAS131DK Intermediate Word 1

+ CTR101 Court Reporting: Machine Shorthand I 5
+ CTR102 Court Reporting: Machine Shorthand II 5
+ CTR197 Court Reporting Lab 1
+ CTR201AA Court Reporting I: Literary 2
+ CTR201AB Court Reporting I: Jury Charge 2
+ CTR201AC Court Reporting I: Question/Answer 3
+ CTR202AA Court Reporting II: Literary 2
+ CTR202AB Court Reporting II: Jury Charge 2
+ CTR202AC Court Reporting II: Question/Answer 3
+ CTR203AA Court Reporting III: Literary 2
+ CTR203AB Court Reporting III: Jury Charge 2
+ CTR203AC Court Reporting III: Question/Answer 3
+ CTR204AA Court Reporting IV: Literary 2
+ CTR204AB Court Reporting IV: Jury Charge 2
+ CTR204AC Court Reporting IV: Question/Answer 3
+ CTR205AA Court Reporting V: Literary 2
+ CTR205AB Court Reporting V: Jury Charge 2
+ CTR205AC Court Reporting V: Question/Answer 3
+ CTR206AA Court Reporting VI: Literary 2
+ CTR206AB Court Reporting VI: Jury Charge 2
+ CTR206AC Court Reporting VI: Question/Answer 3
+ CTR209 Judicial Procedures for Court Reporting 3
+ CTR211 Judicial Internship 1
+ CTR215 Computer-Aided Transcription 3

HCC146 Common Medical Terminology for Health Care Workers 2
LAS101 Introduction to Law 3

+ OAS103AA Computer Typing: Skill Building I (1) OR
may be waived if the student can pass two 5-minute typing tests each at 60 net wpm with a maximum of five errors 0-1

OAS108 Business English 3
Credits: 70-72

Program Competencies
1. Demonstrate ability to perform basic microcomputer operations and file management. (BPC101AA)
2. Type two tests each at 60 net wpm for 5 minutes with a maximum of five errors. (BPC/OAS130DK, BPC/OAS131DK, OAS103AA)
3. Read and write realtime machine shorthand theory and utilize computer to edit and print notes. (CTR101, CTR102, CTR197)
4. Use the computer to edit and print transcript. (CTR101, CTR102, CTR197)
5. Transcribe literary, jury charge, and question/answer testimony materials with 95%-97% accuracy. (CTR102, CTR197, CTR201AA, CTR201AB, CTR201AC, CTR202AA, CTR202AB, CTR202AC, CTR203AA, CTR203AB, CTR203AC, CTR204AA, CTR204AB, CTR204AC, CTR205AA, CTR205AB, CTR205AC, CTR206AA, CTR206AB, CTR206AC)
6. Edit, proofread and correct transcripts. (CTR102, CTR197, CTR201AA, CTR201AB, CTR201AC, CTR202AA, CTR202AB, CTR202AC, CTR203AA,CTR203AB, CTR203AC, CTR204AA, CTR204AB, CTR204AC, CTR205AA, CTR205AB, CTR205AC, CTR206AA, CTR206AB, CTR206AC, CTR209, CTR215, OAS108)
7. Read back from shorthand notes at a specific rate. (CTR102, CTR201AA, CTR201AB, CTR201AC, CTR202AA, CTR202AB, CTR202AC, CTR203AA, CTR203AB, CTR203AC, CTR204AA, CTR204AB, CTR204AC, CTR205AA, CTR205AB, CTR205AC, CTR206AA, CTR206AB, CTR206AC)
8. Write three tests of dictated material with 95%-97% accuracy at the following sustained speeds for five minutes; literary material at 180 words per minute; jury charge at 200 words per minute; and question/answer testimony at 225 words per minute. (CTR206AA, CTR206AB, CTR206AC)
9. Transcribe ten pages of multi-voice testimony within two hours with 95 percent accuracy. (CTR206AC, CTR209)
10. Perform specialized functions such as exhibit marking, swearing in witnesses, discussions off record, colloquy, and argument. (CTR209)
11. Plan and prepare a professional resume for use in obtaining a position as a professional court reporter. (CTR209)
12. Describe the purpose and procedure of a deposition. (CTR209)
13. Describe the role of the reporter at a deposition, a trial, and an administrative hearing. (CTR209)
14. Describe related job opportunities within the profession. (CTR209)
15. Explain the National Court Reporters Association (NCRA) Code of Professional Conduct Responsibility, Professional Practice Objectives, and Enforcement and Disciplinary Procedures. (CTR209)
16. Display proper deportment and attitude for a professional court reporter. (CTR209, CTR211)
17. Develop worksheet for text editor/scopist showing caption, specialized spelling, and format. (CTR209, CTR215)
18. Exhibit computer literacy and application, word processing, and video applications as related to special needs of court reporters. (CTR209, CTR215)
19. Exhibit technological, computer, and other literacy as related to special needs of court reporters. (CTR209, CTR215)
20. Describe litigation support. (CTR209, CTR215)
21. Memorize and research medical, legal, and other specialized terminology. (CTR209, HCC146, LAS101)
22. Dictate from shorthand notes for transcriber, including punctuation. (CTR209, OAS108)
23. Transcribe 40 pages from dictation taken during 50 verified hours of actual courtroom dictation practice. (CTR211)
24. Describe the structure of the Arizona court system. (LAS101)
25. Describe the difference between criminal and civil cases. (LAS101)
Last Updated: December 13, 2011

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