Printed on 4/17/2021

Broadcast Captioning

10-170-1 Associate Degree (AAS) Full Time 61 Credits Financial Aid Eligible Time of Day: Day Location*: Appleton

*If general education courses are required, they may be available at multiple locations.

You've read the scrolling captions for the hearing–impaired on your TV screen. The person providing instantaneous text of programs is trained in realtime transcription techniques and technology. These skills can also be used to provide CART (Communication Access Realtime Translation) for hearing-impaired students in educational as well as public settings. If you're an excellent listener, enjoy keyboarding, have strong language and communication skills, are committed to accuracy and able to work on deadline, a career in broadcast captioning may be a perfect fit for your talents.

COURSE LIST

Course list for reference only. Current students please refer to your individualized program plan or see your advisor.
**Outside effort hours are an estimate based on state standards, and may vary from person to person.

    Technical Studies (46 Credits)

    Course Title
    Course Number
    Credits
    Instructional Hours
    Outside Effort Hours**
    Prior Learning Credit Eligibility
  • Realtime Reporting 1
    10-170-106
    5Credit
    144
    126
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 144
    • Outside Effort Hours: 126
    • Course Number: 10170106
    • Credits: 5.00

    Prepares the learners to use machine shorthand to write consonants, vowels, numbers, multi-syllabic words, multi-consonant words, punctuation and special symbols, short forms and phases, words in their singular and plural forms, and prefixes and suffixes. Concurrent enrollment in Realtime Reporting Lab 1 is required.

  • Realtime Reporting Orientation
    10-170-144
    1Credit
    36
    18
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 36
    • Outside Effort Hours: 18
    • Course Number: 10170144
    • Credits: 1.00

    Prepares the student to use computer-assisted, real-time transcription software, Windows, e-mail, a steno machine, and a laptop in writing machine shorthand in court reporting and to complete and submit required coursework.

  • Legal Terminology
    10-170-160
    1Credit
    18
    36
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 18
    • Outside Effort Hours: 36
    • Course Number: 10170160
    • Credits: 1.00

    Provides the student with the ability to spell, pronounce, and define legal terms.

  • Realtime Reporting 1 Lab
    10-170-804
    1Credit
    36
    18
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 36
    • Outside Effort Hours: 18
    • Course Number: 10170804
    • Credits: 1.00

    Prepares the learner to use machine shorthand to write consonants, vowels, numbers, multi-syllabic words, multi-consonant words, punctuation and special symbols, short forms and phrases, words in their singular and plural forms, and prefixes and suffixes. Concurrent enrollment in Realtime Reporting 1 is required.

  • English for Realtime Reporters
    10-170-184
    1Credit
    18
    36
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 18
    • Outside Effort Hours: 36
    • Course Number: 10170184
    • Credits: 1.00

    Enhances the student's ability to use proper English grammar, spelling, punctuation, capitalization, and vocabulary techniques in the transcription of the spoken word.

  • Realtime Reporting 2
    10-170-105
    5Credit
    144
    126
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 144
    • Outside Effort Hours: 126
    • Course Number: 10170105
    • Credits: 5.00

    Prepares the learner to write multi-syllabic words; punctuation and special symbols,short forms and phrases, prefixes and suffixes; numbers, frequently used words and phrases, contractions using the Z-rule, the "Flagged Alphabet", apply realtime conflict elimination principles, apply realtime theory and write dictation using a realtime theory at a minimum speed of 110 wpm. Concurrent enrollment in Realtime Reporting 2 Lab is required.

  • Realtime Reporting Technology
    10-170-159
    2Credit
    54
    54
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 54
    • Course Number: 10170159
    • Credits: 2.00

    Prepares the student to use CAT (Computer-Assisted Transcription) and real-time software; build personal dictionaries; and read, translate, and edit transcripts. Students are introduced to real-time translation procedures in court, depositions, captioning, and educational environments.

  • Realtime Reporting 2 Lab
    10-170-805
    1Credit
    36
    18
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 36
    • Outside Effort Hours: 18
    • Course Number: 10170805
    • Credits: 1.00

    Expands the learner's ability to write multi-syllabic words; punctuation and special symbols, short forms and phrases, prefixes and suffixes; numbers, frequently used words and phrases, contractions using the Z-rule, the "Flagged Alphabet", apply realtime conflict elimination principles, apply realtime theory and write dictation using a realtime theory. Concurrent enrollment in Realtime Reporting 2 is required.

  • Legal Transcription 2
    10-170-104
    1Credit
    90
    72
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 90
    • Outside Effort Hours: 72
    • Course Number: 10170104
    • Credits: 1.00

    This is an advanced legal transcription and keyboarding course. Students will prepare a variety of legal documents. In addition, this course will emphasize advanced editing skills, speed, and accuracy of written record of proceedings of courtrooms and other legal proceedings.

    Prereq: Legal Transcription 10170103
  • Realtime Reporting Speed Development
    10-170-108
    2Credit
    54
    54
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 54
    • Course Number: 10170108
    • Credits: 2.00

    Further develops skills acquired in Realtime Reporting 2 on literary, jury charge, and testimony material beginning at 120 wpm. Students must pass two, 3-minute timings at a minimum speed of 110 words per minute. Prerequisite: Realtime Reporting 2

  • Literary 1 Advanced
    10-170-109
    2Credit
    36
    72
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 36
    • Outside Effort Hours: 72
    • Course Number: 10170109
    • Credits: 2.00

    Prepares the learner to write literary material at 150 words per minute for 3 minutes and transcribe at least 3 timings with a minimum of 95 percent accuracy, write and read back current events dictation, and prepare salable transcripts. Prerequisite: Literary 1 Beginner; Concurrent enrollment in Literary 1 Lab Advanced is required.

  • Jury Charge 1 Advanced
    10-170-128
    2Credit
    36
    72
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 36
    • Outside Effort Hours: 72
    • Course Number: 10170128
    • Credits: 2.00

    Prepares the student to write jury charge material at 160 words per minute for 3 minutes and transcribe at least 3 timings with a minimum of 95 percent accuracy and prepare salable transcripts. Prerequisite: Jury Charge 1 - Beginner; Concurrent enrollment in Jury Charge 1 Lab - Advanced is required.

  • Testimony 1 Advanced
    10-170-156
    3Credit
    54
    108
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10170156
    • Credits: 3.00

    Prepares the learner to write 2-voice testimony material at 160 words per minute for 3 minutes and transcribe at least 3 timings with a minimum of 95 percent accuracy and prepare salable transcripts. Prerequisite: Testimony 1 - Beginner; Concurrent enrollment in Testimony 1 Lab - Advanced is required.

  • Realtime Reporting Technology Advanced
    10-170-161
    2Credit
    54
    54
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 54
    • Course Number: 10170161
    • Credits: 2.00

    Prepares the learner to expand their knowledge of computer-assisted transcription and realtime software, dictionary management, specialized editing functions, transcript preparation, auto-included block files, and specialized macros for Steno-related tasks.

  • Medical Reporting & Terminology
    10-170-171
    2Credit
    36
    72
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 36
    • Outside Effort Hours: 72
    • Course Number: 10170171
    • Credits: 2.00

    Prepares the student to write medical terminology in machine shorthand using appropriate medical terminology from material dictated at a minimum speed of 150 wpm for 5 minutes with a minimum of 95 percent accuracy. The student will research medical information, prepare salable transcripts, and submit timings. Prerequisite: Testimony 1 - Advanced

  • Captioning/CART I
    10-170-101
    3Credit
    72
    144
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 72
    • Outside Effort Hours: 144
    • Course Number: 10170101
    • Credits: 3.00

    Learn to write dictation at 160 wpm; broadcast 10 minutes non-stop; write new punctuation and symbols, new flagged alphabet characters, environmental sounds, web/Internet addresses, common proper names, common female and male first names, governmental/political terms, terms applicable to food, the names of animals, finger-spell words, increase vocabulary, use terms applicable to criminology, and manage dictionaries.

    Prereq: Realtime Reporting II (10106175)
  • Literary 2 Advanced
    10-170-111
    2Credit
    36
    72
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 36
    • Outside Effort Hours: 72
    • Course Number: 10170111
    • Credits: 2.00

    Prepares the learner to write literary material at 180 words per minute for 5 minutes and transcribe at least 3 timings with a minimum of 95 percent accuracy, write and read back current events dictation, and prepare salable transcripts. Prerequisite: Literary 2 Beginner; Concurrent enrollment in Literary 2 Lab - Advanced is required.

  • Jury Charge 2 Advanced
    10-170-129
    2Credit
    36
    72
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 36
    • Outside Effort Hours: 72
    • Course Number: 10170129
    • Credits: 2.00

    Prepares the learner to write jury charge material at 200 words per minute for 5 minutes and transcribe at least 3 timings with a minimum of 95 percent accuracy and prepare salable transcripts. Prerequisite: Jury Charge 2 - Beginner; Concurrent enrollment in Jury Charge 2 Lab - Advanced is required.

  • Court Reporting Procedures
    10-170-141
    2Credit
    36
    72
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 36
    • Outside Effort Hours: 72
    • Course Number: 10170141
    • Credits: 2.00

    Introduces the student to reporting procedures for which reporters are responsible in the courtroom, deposition, and real-time reporting environments including preparing salable transcripts, researching legal citations, and developing professional development plans.

  • Court Reporting Internship
    10-170-145
    1Credit
    72
    0
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 72
    • Outside Effort Hours: 0
    • Course Number: 10170145
    • Credits: 1.00

    Prepares the student to write machine shorthand verbatim for a minimum of 40 hours of actual writing time in the courtroom, classroom, and deposition environment under the supervision of a working reporter; prepare a 40-page transcript and summarize the internship experience in a narrative report. Prerequisite: Realtime Reporting Speed Development, Jury Charge 1 Advanced, Literary 1 Advanced, and Testimony 1 Advanced; Concurrent enrollment in Jury Charge 2 Advanced and Lit 2 Advanced is required.

  • Testimony 2 Advanced
    10-170-157
    3Credit
    54
    108
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10170157
    • Credits: 3.00

    Prepares the learner to write 2-voice testimony material at 225 words per minute for 5 minutes and transcribe at least 3 timings with a minimum of 95 percent accuracy and prepare salable transcripts. Prerequisite: Testimony 2 - Beginner; Concurrent enrollment in Testimony 2 Lab - Advanced is required.

  • Literary 2 Lab Advanced
    10-170-811
    1Credit
    36
    18
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 36
    • Outside Effort Hours: 18
    • Course Number: 10170811
    • Credits: 1.00

    Expands the student's ability to write literary material at 180 words per minute for 5 minutes and transcribe at least three timings with 95 percent accuracy. Concurrent enrollment in Literary 2 - Advanced is required.

  • Internship in Broadcast Captioning/CART
    10-170-143
    1Credit
    72
    0
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 72
    • Outside Effort Hours: 0
    • Course Number: 10170143
    • Credits: 1.00

    Learn to caption live broadcast, use television broadcast terminology, describe television broadcast operations, and provide CART services to a hearing-impaired person. Students must be writing at 180 words per minute literary prior to enrolling in this course.

    Prereq: Captioning/CART I (10170101)

    General Studies (15 Credits)

    Course Title
    Course Number
    Credits
    Instructional Hours
    Outside Effort Hours**
    Prior Learning Credit Eligibility
  • Intro to Psychology
    10-809-198
    3Credit
    54
    108

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10809198
    • Credits: 3.00

    Focuses on the theoretical foundation of human functioning and looks at learning, motivation, emotions, personality, deviance and pathology, physiological factors and social influences. Students consider the complexities of human relationships in personal, social and vocational settings.

    Prereq: HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL Read 54+/Sent 83+, Next Gen Read 250+/Sent 237+, ACT Read 18+/Engl 15+ OR Read Prep 10838105/Sent Prep 74851745 OR not pursuing a degree
  • Written Communication
    10-801-195
    3Credit
    54
    108

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10801195
    • Credits: 3.00

    Teaches the writing process which includes prewriting, drafting and revising. Through writing assignments, students analyze audience and purpose, research and organize ideas, and format and design documents based on subject matter and content. Class sessions and assignments involve giving oral presentations and using computers.

    Prereq: HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL Read 54+/Sent 83+, Next Gen Read 250+/Sent 250+, ACT Read 18+/Engl 18+ OR Read Prep 10838105/Sent Prep 10831103 OR Not pursuing a degree
  • Oral/Interpersonal Comm
    10-801-196
    3Credit
    54
    108

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10801196
    • Credits: 3.00

    Focuses on developing effective listening techniques and verbal and nonverbal communication skills through oral presentation, group activity, and other projects. The study of self, conflict, and cultural contexts will be explored, as well as their impact on communication.

    Prereq: HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL Read 54+/Sent 83+, Next Gen Read 250+/Sent 237+, ACT Read 18+/Engl 15+ OR Read Prep 10838105/Sent Prep 74851745 OR not pursuing a degree
  • Introduction to Diversity Studies
    10-809-172
    3Credit
    54
    108
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10809172
    • Credits: 3.00

    Develops workplace skills needed to work with diverse groups of people. Ethnic relations are studied in global and comparative perspectives. Students examine their biases and gain awareness of differences and common ground shared. The course emphasizes how personal and cultural diversity enhances the effectiveness of work groups.

    Prereq: HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL Read 54+/Sent 83+, Next Gen Read 250+/Sent 237+, ACT Read 18+/Engl 15+ OR Read Prep 10838105/Sent Prep 74851745 OR not pursuing a degree
  • Math w Business Apps
    10-804-123
    3Credit
    54
    108

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10804123
    • Credits: 3.00

    Covers real numbers, basic operations, linear equations, proportions with one variable, percents, simple interest, compound interest, annuities, applying math concepts to the purchasing/buying process, applying math concepts to the selling process, and basic statistics with business/consumer applications.

    Prereq: Arith – HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL 46+, Next Gen 250+, ACT Math 16+ OR Arith Prep 10834109 OR Not pursuing a degree
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