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Printed on 6/25/2019

Digital Court Reporter New

31-170-1 Technical Diploma (TD) Part Time and Full Time 27 Credits Financial Aid Pending 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 (27 Credits)

Course Title
Course
Number
Credits
Instructional
Hours
Outside Effort
Hours**
Prior Learning
Credit Eligibility
Business Law 1
10-102-103
3Credit
54
108
N/A
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. 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.
MS Office Suite, Introduction
10-103-120
2Credit
54
54
54 hours in class and estimate 54 hours outside of class. Provides an opportunity to gain technical skills employers are seeking, by using the features in Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Through hand- on course work, students will be able to integrate Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
Keyboarding Speed Development
10-106-112
1Credit
36
18
36 hours in class and estimate 18 hours outside of class. 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
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. 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
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. 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
36 hours in class and estimate 72 hours outside of class. 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.
Professional Business Writing
10-106-116
2Credit
36
72
36 hours in class and estimate 72 hours outside of class. Focuses on spelling, grammar, and punctuation as applied to business documents in both print and digital mediums. Students will develop skills to write professional content for specific business documents.
Coreq: 10106103 or 10106114 or 10160100 OR active in Digital Court Reporting program
Microsoft Office Suite, Advanced
10-106-125
3Credit
72
90
72 hours in class and estimate 90 hours outside of class. 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
72 hours in class and estimate 90 hours outside of class. 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
54 hours in class and estimate 54 hours outside of class. 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
10-170-103
3Credit
90
72
90 hours in class and estimate 72 hours outside of class. 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.

Expected Competencies


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