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Court Reporting

10-170-2 Associate Degree (AAS) 60 Credits Financial Aid Eligible Location*: Appleton

*Some general education courses may be available at multiple locations.

You've seen high-profile trials with a person keying the testimony into a stenograph machine or read the scrolling captions for the hearing impaired on your TV screen. The person recording the spoken words at speeds ranging from 180 to 225 words a minute is a court reporter. If you're an excellent listener, enjoy keyboarding, have strong language and communications skills, and are committed to accuracy and confidentiality, a career in court reporting may be a perfect fit for you.

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 (45 Credits)

Course Title
Course
Number
Credits
Instructional
Hours
Outside Effort
Hours**
Prior Learning
Credit Eligibility
Options
Realtime Reporting 1
10-170-106
5Credit
144
126
144 hours in class and estimate 126 hours outside of class. 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
36 hours in class and estimate 18 hours outside of class. 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
18 hours in class and estimate 36 hours outside of class. Provides the student with the ability to spell, pronounce, and define legal terms.
Realtime Reporting 1 Lab
10-170-804
1Credit
36
18
36 hours in class and estimate 18 hours outside of class. 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
18 hours in class and estimate 36 hours outside of class. 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
144 hours in class and estimate 126 hours outside of class. 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
54 hours in class and estimate 54 hours outside of class. 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
36 hours in class and estimate 18 hours outside of class. 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.
Realtime Reporting Speed Development
10-170-108
2Credit
54
54
54 hours in class and estimate 54 hours outside of class. 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
Broadcast Captioning Research Methods
10-170-104
1Credit
Learn to prepare (research) prior to broadcast, conduct research in preparation for broadcasting international news, national news, local news, weather reports, sporting events, writing geographical terms, utilize culturally diverse terminology, and create job dictionaries.
Literary 1 Advanced
10-170-109
2Credit
36
72
36 hours in class and estimate 72 hours outside of class. 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
36 hours in class and estimate 72 hours outside of class. 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
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. 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
54 hours in class and estimate 54 hours outside of class. 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.
Literary 2 Advanced
10-170-111
2Credit
36
72
36 hours in class and estimate 72 hours outside of class. 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
36 hours in class and estimate 72 hours outside of class. 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
36 hours in class and estimate 72 hours outside of class. 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
72 hours in class and estimate 0 hours outside of class. 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
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. 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.
Medical Reporting & Terminology
10-170-171
2Credit
36
72
36 hours in class and estimate 72 hours outside of class. 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
Testimony 2 Lab Advanced
10-170-857
1Credit
36
18
36 hours in class and estimate 18 hours outside of class. Expands the student's ability to write 2-voice testimony at 225 words per minute and transcribe with 95 percent accuracy a minimum of three, 5-minute, 2-voice timings at 225 words per minute; complete a mock RPR Exam. Concurrent enrollment in Testimony 2 - Advanced is required.
Captioning/CART I
10-170-101
3Credit
72
144
72 hours in class and estimate 144 hours outside of class. 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)

General Studies (15 Credits)

Course Title
Course
Number
Credits
Instructional
Hours
Outside Effort
Hours**
Prior Learning
Credit Eligibility
Options
Written Communication
10-801-195
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. 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: ACCPL Reading >= 54 & Sentence >= 83 OR ACT (Read/Engl) >= 18 OR Program Prep OR Not pursuing a degree.
Intro to Psychology
10-809-198
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. 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: ACCPL Reading >= 54 & Sentence >= 83 OR ACT (Read/Engl) >= 18 OR Program Prep OR Not pursuing a degree.
Oral/Interpersonal Comm
10-801-196
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Focuses on developing various communication skills including speaking and listening. Students practice intrapersonal/interpersonal and nonverbal communication skills through oral presentations, group activities and written projects.
Prereq: ACCPL Reading >= 54 & Sentence >= 83 OR ACT (Read/Engl) >= 18 OR Program Prep OR Not pursuing a degree.
Introduction to Diversity Studies
10-809-172
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. 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: ACCPL Reading >= 54 & Sentence >= 83 OR ACT (Read/Engl) >= 18 OR Program Prep OR Not pursuing a degree.
Math w Business Apps
10-804-123
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. 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: ACCPL Arithmetic >= 65 OR ACT Math >= 18 OR Program Prep OR Not pursuing a degree.

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