Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Major: 5194
First Term: 2017 Spring   
Award: CCL  
Total Credits: 65-68
CIP Code: 22.0303

Occupational Area: Business, Management, and Administration
Instructional Council: Business/Management (03)
GPA: 2.00
SOC Code: 23-2091


Description: The Certificate of Completion (CCL) 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. Students whose personal interests and needs can be met by concentration on a core program of Court Reporting courses and who do not wish an associate in applied science may receive a certificate after completion of the courses listed.


Consumer Program Costs and Career Information

Suggested Course Plan Sequenced by Semester



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)OR
demonstrated proficiency in word processing as determined by Program Director (0) 0-1
+ BPC/OAS131DK Intermediate Word (1)OR
demonstrated proficiency in word processing as determined by Program Director (0) 0-1

+ CTR101 Court Reporting: Machine Shorthand Theory Block I 6
+ CTR102 Court Reporting: Machine Shorthand Theory Block II 6
CTR105 Court Reporting: Punctuation and Grammar 1
CTR106 Court Reporting: Legal Terminology 1
CTR107 Court Reporting: Medical Terminology 1
+ CTR197 Court Reporting Lab 1
+ CTR209 Judicial Procedures for Court Reporting 3
+ CTR211 Judicial Internship 1
+ CTR215 Computer-Aided Transcription 3
+ CTR251 Court Reporting Speed Building Block III    14
+ CTR252 Court Reporting Speed Building Block IV    14
+ CTR253AA Court Reporting Literary: Block V 4
+ CTR253AB Court Reporting Jury Charge: Block V 4
+ CTR253AC Court Reporting Question/Answer Testimony: Block V 6

Credits: 65-68

Program Competencies
1. Demonstrate ability to perform basic microcomputer operations and file management. (BPC101AA)
2. Read and write realtime machine shorthand theory and utilize computer to edit and print notes. (CTR101, CTR102, CTR197)
3. Use the computer to edit and print transcript. (CTR101, CTR102, CTR197)
4. Transcribe literary, jury charge, and question/answer testimony materials with a minimum of 95% accuracy. (CTR102, CTR197)
5. Edit, proofread and correct transcripts. (CTR102, CTR197, CTR251, CTR252, CTR253AA, CTR253AB, CTR253AC, CTR209, CTR215, CTR105)
6. Read back from shorthand notes at a specific rate. (CTR102, CTR251, CTR252, CTR253AA, CTR253AB, CTR253AC)
7. Describe the structure of the Arizona court system. (CTR106)
8. Describe the difference between criminal and civil cases. (CTR106)
9. Transcribe ten pages of multi-voice testimony within two hours with a minimum of 95% accuracy. (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, BPC/OAS130DK, BPC/OAS131DK)
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, BPC/OAS130DK, BPC/OAS131DK)
19. Exhibit technological, computer, and other literacy as related to special needs of court reporters. (CTR209, CTR215, BPC/OAS130DK, BPC/OAS131DK)
20. Describe litigation support. (CTR209, CTR215)
21. Define and research medical, legal, and other specialized terminology. (CTR209, CTR107, CTR106)
22. Transcribe 40 pages from dictation taken during 50 verified hours of actual courtroom dictation practice. (CTR211)
23. Write three tests of dictated material with a minimum of 95% 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. (CTR253AA, CTR253AB, CTR253AC)
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: December 13, 2016

All information published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.





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