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CRC 101  Machine shorthand Theory 1  (8)

Students study the theory and arrangement of the keyboard. Teaches StenEd Realtime Theory. Includes intensive practice dictation with emphasis on rapid and accurate reading of notes. PREREQUISITE: Instructor's permission.

CRC 102  Machine Shorthand Theory 2  (8)

Students study the theory and arrangement of the keyboard. Teaches StenEd Realtime Theory. Includes intensive practice dictation with emphasis on rapid and accurate reading of notes. PREREQUISITE: CRC 101.

CRC 103  Machine Shorthand Theory 3  (8)

Continues the study of theory and develops skill in writing dictation and reading notes with practice on new and familiar material. Students should attain 40 wpm with a minimum of 95 percent accuracy in a typewritten transcription. PREREQUISITE: CRC 102.

CRC 111  Machine Shorthand Literary 60 WPM  (4)

Develops skill in writing literary dictation and reading notes with practice on new and familiar material. Students should attain 60 wpm with a minimum of 95 percent accuracy in transcription. PREREQUISITE: CRC 103 or instructor's permission; and concurrent enrollment in testimony dictation course.

CRC 112  Machine Shorthand Testimony 60 WPM  (4)

Develops skill in writing testimony dictation and reading notes with practice on new and familiar material. Students should attain 60 wpm with a minimum of 95 percent accuracy in transcription. PREREQUISITE: CRC 103 or instructor's permission; and concurrent enrollment in literary dictation course.

CRC 121  Machine Shorthand Literary 80 WPM  (4)

Develops skill in writing literary dictation and reading notes with practice on new and familiar material. Students should attain 80 wpm with a minimum of 95 percent accuracy in transcription. PREREQUISITE: CRC 111 or instructor's permission; and concurrent enrollment in testimony dictation course.

CRC 122  Machine Shorthand Testimony 80 wpm  (4)

Develops skill in writing two-voice testimony dictation and reading notes with practice on new and familiar material. Students should attain 80 wpm with a minimum of 95 percent accuracy in transcription. PREREQUISITE: CRC 112 or instructor's permission; and concurrent enrollment in literary dictation course.

CRC 131  Machine Shorthand Literary 100 wpm  (4)

Develops skill in writing literary dictation and reading notes with practice on new and familiar material. Students should attain 100 wpm with a minimum of 95 percent accuracy in transcription. PREREQUISITE: CRC 121 or instructor's permission; and concurrent enrollment in jury charge and testimony dictation courses.

CRC 132  Machine Shorthand Testimony 100 wpm  (4)

Develops skill in writing two-voice testimony dictation and reading notes with practice on new and familiar material. Students should attain 100 wpm with a minimum of 95% accuracy in transcription. PREREQUISITE: CRC 122 or instructor's permission; and concurrent enrollment in literary and jury charge dictation courses.

CRC 133  Machine Shorthand Jury Charge 100 wpm  (4)

Develops skill in writing jury charge dictation and reading notes with practice on new and familiar material. Students should attain 100 wpm with a minimum of 95% accuracy in transcription. PREREQUISITE: Instructor's permission and concurrent enrollment in literary, testimony, and medical dictation courses.

CRC 134  Machine Shorthand Medical QA 100 wpm  (4)

Develops skill in writing two-voice medical testimony dictation and reading notes with practice on new and familiar material at 100 wpm with a minimum of 95% accuracy. PREREQUISITE: CRC 122 or instructor's permission; and concurrent enrollment in literary and testimony dictation courses.

CRC 141  Machine Shorthand Literary 120 wpm  (4)

Develops skill in writing literary dictation and reading notes with practice on new and familiar material. Students should attain 120 wpm with a minimum of 95 percent accuracy in transcription. PREREQUISITE: CRC 131 or instructor's permission; and concurrent enrollment in testimony, jury charge, and medical dictation courses.

CRC 142  Machine Shorthand Testimony 120 wpm  (4)

Develops skill in writing two-voice testimony dictation and reading notes with practice on new and familiar material. Students should attain 120 wpm with a minimum of 95% accuracy in transcription. PREREQUISITE: CRC 132 or instructor's permission; and concurrent enrollment in literary, jury charge, and medical dictation courses.

CRC 143  Machine Shorthand Jury Charge 120 wpm  (4)

Develops skill in writing jury charge dictation and reading notes with practice on new and familiar material. Students should attain 120 wpm with a minimum of 95% accuracy in transcription. PREREQUISITE:CRC 133 or instructor's permission and concurrent enrollment in literary, testimony, and medical dictation courses.

CRC 144  Machine Shorthand Medical QA 120 wpm  (4)

Develops skill in writing two-voice medical testimony dictation and reading notes with practice on new and familiar material at 120 wpm with a minimum of 95% accuracy. PREREQUISITE: Instructor's permission; and concurrent enrollment in literary, jury charge, and testimony dictation courses.

CRC 150  Computer-Aided Transcription- Beginning  (3)

Teaches students the basic care and maintenance of computer hardware and CAT writers, as well as an understanding of computer technology. Students learn the necessary steps to produce a transcript, including how to read, translate, edit and print transcripts through hands-on techniques using Case Catalyst software. Includes discussions of other software and applications. Covers psychology of realtime writing, utilization of resource materials preparatory to writing realtime, updating dictionaries, file maintenance, and litigation support ASCII disks, keyword indexes. Course requires previous computer familiarity. PREREQUISITE: Instructor's permission.

CRC 151  Computer-Aided Transcription-Advanced  (3)

Students receive instruction in advanced features of Computer-Aided Transcription (CAT) software. Students learn the steps to produce advanced elements of a verbatim transcript through hands-on techniques using CaseCATalyst software. Course includes an overview of other software and their applications. Covers advanced realtime writing options and features, resource material prior to writing realtime, dictionary maintenance, exhibit, and keyword indexes, custom include files, custom page layouts, and number conversion features. Course requires previous use of CaseCATalyst or other CAT software. PREREQUISITE: CRC 150 or instructor's permission.

CRC 177  Court Reporting/Captioning Work Experience 1  (1-12)

Allows student to work full- or part-time in jobs directly related to their programs and interests. Students may receive a salary or volunteer. PREREQUISITE: Concurrent enrollment in COOP 171 and instructor's permission.

CRC 178  Court Reporting/Captioning Work Experience 2  (1-12)

Allows student to work full- or part-time in jobs directly related to their programs and interests. Students may receive a salary or volunteer. PREREQUISITE: Concurrent enrollment in COOP 171 and instructor's permission.

CRC 179  Court Reporting/Captioning Work Experience 3  (1-12)

Allows student to work full- or part-time in jobs directly related to their programs and interests. Students may receive a salary or volunteer. PREREQUISITE: Concurrent enrollment in COOP 171 and instructor's permission.

CRC 211  Machine Shorthand Literary 140 wpm  (4)

Develops skill in writing literary dictation and reading notes with practice on new and familiar material. Students should attain 140 wpm with a minimum of 95 percent accuracy in transcription. PREREQUISITE: CRC 141 or instructor's permission; and concurrent enrollment in testimony, jury charge, and medical dictation courses.

CRC 212  Machine Shorthand Testimony 140 wpm  (4)

Develops skill in writing two-voice testimony dictation and reading notes with practice on new and familiar material. Students should attain140 wpm with a minimum of 95% accuracy in transcription. PREREQUISITE: CRC 142 or instructor's permission; concurrent enrollment in literary, jury charge, and medical dictation courses.

CRC 213  Machine Shorthand Jury Charge 140 wpm  (4)

Develops skill in writing jury charge dictation and reading notes with practice on new and familiar material. Students should attain 140 wpm with a minimum of 95% accuracy in transcription. PREREQUISITE: CRC 143 or instructor's permission; and concurrent enrollment in literary, testimony, and medical dictation courses.

CRC 214  Machine Shorthand Medical QA 140 wpm  (4)

Develops skill in writing two-voice medical testimony dictation and reading notes with practice on new and familiar material at 140 wpm with a minimum of 95% accuracy. PREREQUISITE: CRC 144 or instructor's permission; and concurrent enrollment in literary, jury charge, and testimony courses.

CRC 221  Machine Shorthand Literary 160 wpm  (4)

Develops skill in writing literary dictation and reading notes with practice on new and familiar material. Students should attain 160 wpm with a minimum of 95 percent accuracy in transcription. PREREQUISITE: CRC 211 or instructor's permission; and concurrent enrollment in testimony, jury charge, and medical dictation course.

CRC 222  Machine Shorthand Testimony 160 wpm Machine Shorthand Testimony 160 wpm  (4)

Develops skill in writing two-voice and multi-voice testimony dictation and reading notes with practice on new and familiar material. Students should attain 160 wpm with a minimum of 95% accuracy in transcription. PREREQUISITE: CRC 212 or instructor's permission; and concurrent enrollment in literary, jury charge, and medical dictation courses.

CRC 223  Machine Shorthand Jury Charge 160 wpm  (4)

Develops skill in writing jury charge dictation and reading notes with practice on new and familiar material. Students should attain 160 wpm with a minimum of 95% accuracy in transcription. PREREQUISITE: CRC 213 or instructor's permission; and concurrent enrollment in literary, testimony, and medical dictation courses.

CRC 224  Machine Shorthand Medical QA 160 wpm  (4)

Develops skill in writing two-voice medical testimony dictation and reading notes with practice on new and familiar material at 160 wpm with a minimum of 95% accuracy. PREREQUISITE: CRC 214 or instructor's permission; and concurrent enrollment in literary, jury charge, and testimony dictation course.

CRC 231  Machine Shorthand Literary 180 wpm  (4)

Develops skill in writing literary dictation and reading notes with practice on new and familiar material. Students should attain 180 wpm with a minimum of 95 percent accuracy in transcription. PREREQUISITE: CRC 221 or instructor's permission; and concurrent enrollment in testimony, jury charge, and certification prep dictation courses.

CRC 232  Machine Shorthand Testimony 180 wpm  (4)

Develops skill in writing two-voice testimony and multi-voice dictation and reading notes with practice on new and familiar material. Students should attain 180 wpm with a minimum of 95% accuracy in transcription. PREREQUISITE: CRC 222 or instructor's permission; and concurrent enrollment in literary, jury charge, and certification prep courses.

CRC 233  Machine Shorthand Jury Charge 180 wpm  (4)

Develops skill in writing jury charge dictation and reading notes with practice on new and familiar material. Students should attain 180 wpm with a minimum of 95% accuracy in transcription. PREREQUISITE: CRC 223 or instructor's permission; and concurrent enrollment in literary, testimony, and certification prep courses.

CRC 234  Certification Preparation 1  (4)

Prepares students for Washington State Certified Court Reporter examination and Registered Professional Reporter examination-Literary portion through mock CCR and RPR-LT examinations. Students continue to strengthen writing skills during multivoice dictation and practice the role of court reporter during mock depositions and mock trials. Students develop critical-thinking skills pertaining to court reporting situations. PREREQUISITE: Instructor's permission and concurrent enrollment in literary, testimony, jury charge dictation courses.

CRC 241  Machine Shorthand Literary 200 wpm  (4)

Develops skill in writing literary dictation and reading notes with practice on new and familiar material. Students should attain 200 wpm with a minimum of 95 percent accuracy in transcription. PREREQUISITE: CRC 231 or instructor's permission; concurrent enrollment in testimony, jury charge, and certification prep dictation courses.

CRC 242  Machine Shorthand Testimony 200 wpm  (4)

Develops skill in writing two-voice and multi-voice testimony dictation and reading notes with practice on new and familiar material. Students should attain 200 wpm with a minimum of 95% accuracy in transcription. PREREQUISITE: CRC 232 or instructor's permission; and concurrent enrollment in literary, jury charge, and certification prep courses.

CRC 243  Machine Shorthand Jury Charge 200 wpm  (4)

Develops skill in writing jury charge dictation and reading notes with practice on new and familiar material. Students should attain 200 wpm with a minimum of 95% accuracy in transcription. PREREQUISITE: CRC 233 or instructor's permission; concurrent enrollment in literary, testimony, and certification prep courses.

CRC 244  Certification Prep 2  (4)

Further prepares students for Washington State Certified Court Reporter examination and Registered Professional Reporter examination-Jury Charge portion through mock CCR and RPR-JC examinations. Students continue to strengthen writing skills during multivoice dictation and practice the role of a court reporter during mock depositions and mock trials. Students develop critical-thinking skills pertaining to court reporting situations. PREPREQUISITE: CRC 234 or instructor's permission; and concurrent enrollment in literary, testimony, and jury charge dictation courses.

CRC 250  Computer-Aided Transcription-Beginning  (3)

Prepares students for the reporting profession and related jobs. Topics include professional responsibilities and ethics, professional associations, professional image and dress, notary public, reference materials including methods of researching medical information, psychological and physical diseases, and drugs, deposition procedures, transcript preparation and format, marking exhibits, indexing and storing steno notes, and reporting techniques. Covers punctuating the spoken word, vocabulary building, capitalization, and proofreading. PREREQUISITE: ENGL 105 and instructor's permission.

CRC 251  Court Reporting Procedures 2  (5)

Covers more advanced reporting procedures, such as court transcripts and procedures, overview of video equipment in depositions and trials, state and federal judicial system, civil and criminal law and the trial process, administrative hearings, dictating a transcript, reporting interpreted proceedings including administering the oath, voir dire proceedings, polling of the jury, daily copy, computer-aided transcription, computer-integrated courtroom, and types of reporting possibilities. Students participate in mock depositions and trials. Stresses all punctuation aspects and proofreading. PREREQUISITE: CRC 250.

CRC 252  Machine Shorthand Testimony 225 wpm  (4)

Develops skill in writing two-voice and multi-voice testimony dictation and reading notes with practice on new and familiar material. Students should attain 225 wpm with a minimum of 95% accuracy in transcription. PREREQUISITE: CRC 242 or instructor's permission; and concurrent enrollment in literary, jury charge, and certification prep courses.

CRC 254  Certification Prep 3  (4)

Prepares students for Registered Professional Reporter examination - Testimony portion and Certified Realtime Reporter examination through mock RPR-QA and CRR examinations. Students will continue to strengthen writing skills during multivoice dictation and practice the role of a court reporter during mock depositions and mock trials. Students will develop critical-thinking skills pertaining to court reporting situations. PREREQUISITE: CRC 244 or instructor's permission; and concurrent enrollment in testimony dictation course.

CRC 260  Introduction to Captioning/Alternative Careers  (3)

Teaches students the various types, applications, and environments of captioning, as well as the necessary equipment and setup required for each method. Students gain an understanding of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the FCC Telecommunications Act and their effect on captioners and court reporters. Gives students an overview of deaf culture awareness and sensitivity issues, as well as an overview of additional high-tech career options within the reporting industry, including medical/legal transcription, and CART reporting. PREREQUISITE: Instructor's permission.

CRC 261  Captioning Practicum I  (4)

Introduces applications and environments of captioning and CART equipment and software considerations. Industry-approved guidelines for captioning preparation, formats, and methods of presentation, text placement, presentation rate, and special considerations are covered. Dictionary entries, prefixes/suffixes, fingerspelling, building endurance, practice strategies, internet-based research are covered. Hands-on captioning simulation utilizing audio/video drills. Previous completion of 160 wpm literary required. PREREQUISITE: CRC 221 and CRC 260; or instructor's permission.

CRC 262  Captioning Practicum 2  (4)

Hands-on experience simulating the captioning environment. Focuses on the captioning process from job assignment, research, dictionary prep, writing session, and file review for quality control. Emphasizes dictionary building and maintenance in current local, national, and international news, politics and government, sports, food, arts and entertainment, and other related topics. PREREQUISITE: CRPT 261 or instructor's permission.