Printed on 4/17/2021

Digital Court Reporter

31-170-1 Technical Diploma (TD) Part Time and Full Time 28 Credits Financial Aid Eligible Time of Day: Evening Location*: Appleton

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

Digital court reporters are responsible for recording and transcribing court proceedings. In this program, you’ll gain an understanding of the digital recording system maintenance, upkeep and operation. You’ll receive training in using recording software and providing litigation support, as well as annotating proceedings with essential case information, performing playback of proceedings and accurately preparing and proofread transcripts. As a digital court reporter, you may also find work in the private sector for attorneys by digitally recording and transcribing depositions.

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.

    Occupational Specific (28 Credits)

    Course Title
    Course Number
    Credits
    Instructional Hours
    Outside Effort Hours**
    Prior Learning Credit Eligibility
  • MS Office Suite, Introduction
    10-103-120
    2Credit
    54
    54

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 54
    • Course Number: 10103120
    • Credits: 2.00

    Provides an opportunity to gain technical skills employers are seeking, by using the features in Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Through hands-on course work, students will be able to integrate Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

  • Keyboarding Speed Development
    10-106-112
    1Credit
    36
    18

    • Instructional Hours: 36
    • Outside Effort Hours: 18
    • Course Number: 10106112
    • Credits: 1.00

    Focuses on improving typing speed and accuracy through the use of skill-building software. Introduces data entry using the numeric keypad.

  • Business Presentation Techniques
    10-106-178
    3Credit
    54
    108

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10106178
    • Credits: 3.00

    Develops skills to prepare, support, and facilitate effective business presentations. Students develop skills to present themselves and design powerful in-person and virtual presentations.

  • Legal Terminology, Introduction to
    10-110-112
    3Credit
    54
    108

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10110112
    • Credits: 3.00

    Provides the student with the ability to spell, pronounce, and define legal terms used in a courtroom environment.

  • Digital Court Reporting, Introduction to
    10-170-100
    2Credit
    36
    72

    • Instructional Hours: 36
    • Outside Effort Hours: 72
    • Course Number: 10170100
    • Credits: 2.00

    Explores a relatively new career in the field of court reporting. Digital court reporting uses professional quality audio recording equipment to register court proceedings. A digital court reporter oversees and maintains the equipment necessary for recording court proceedings and is then responsible for subsequent transcripts.

  • Legal Transcription
    10-170-103
    3Credit
    90
    72

    • Instructional Hours: 90
    • Outside Effort Hours: 72
    • Course Number: 10170103
    • Credits: 3.00

    Develops skills needed to operate machine transcribers, transcribe legal documents into a physical document and use reference materials. Uses dictation material from local legal offices.

  • Business Law 1
    10-102-103
    3Credit
    54
    108
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10102103
    • Credits: 3.00

    Introduces legal principles and standard business law concepts and their implications for business. It emphasizes contracts, sales, commercial paper, bailment, agency and real property, with references to the Uniform Commercial Code and recent consumer legislation.

  • Microsoft Office Suite, Advanced
    10-106-125
    3Credit
    72
    90

    • Instructional Hours: 72
    • Outside Effort Hours: 90
    • Course Number: 10106125
    • Credits: 3.00

    Builds on existing software knowledge by applying problem solving and critical thinking skills to a variety of projects. Students will also advance their software knowledge by learning new techniques to use in a professional business office.

    Prereq: Microsoft Office Suite, Intro 10103120
  • Device Repair and Maintenance
    10-154-111
    3Credit
    72
    90

    • Instructional Hours: 72
    • Outside Effort Hours: 90
    • Course Number: 10154111
    • Credits: 3.00

    Covers configuring, maintaining, upgrading and repairing Intel-based computers and exploring functions and interrelations between components. The course examines system configuration, component care, system improvement, troubleshooting and failure identification.

  • Digital Audio Reporting Lab
    10-170-102
    2Credit
    54
    54

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 54
    • Course Number: 10170102
    • Credits: 2.00

    Introduces the student to the hardware and software used in courtrooms throughout the state of Wisconsin. Provides students with experience operating hardware and command of software.

    Prereq: Digital Court Reporting, Introduction 10170100
  • Legal Transcription 2
    10-170-104
    3Credit
    90
    72
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 90
    • Outside Effort Hours: 72
    • Course Number: 10170104
    • Credits: 3.00

    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
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