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Course Descriptions

Computer Reporting Technology (CRPT)


CRPT 080  Machine Shorthand Lab  (1)
Students use the lab to produce transcripts and work on Sten-Ed Realtime writing drills as assigned by instructor. PREREQUISITE: Concurrent enrollment with CRPT 094-099.
CRPT 090.1  Machine Shorthand Theory-Beginning  (3-4)
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.

CRPT 090.2  Machine Shorthand Theory-Intermediate  (3-4)
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: CRPT 090.1.
CRPT 091  Machine Shorthand Theory-Advanced  (3-4)
Continues to 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: CRPT 090.2 or 100.1.

CRPT 092  Machine Shorthand 40wpm  (3-4)
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 transcription. PREREQUISITE: CRPT 091 or 100.2.
CRPT 093  Machine Shorthand 60wpm  (3-4)
Develops skill in writing dictation and reading notes with practice on new and familiar material. Students should attain 60 words per minute with a minimum of 95 percent accuracy in transcription. PREREQUISITE: CRPT 092 or 101.1.

CRPT 094  Machine Shorthand 80wpm  (5-6)
Develops skill in writing dictation and reading notes with practice on new and familiar material. Students should attain 80 wpm on new material with a minimum of 95 percent accuracy in transcription. PREREQUISITE: CRPT 093 or CRPT 101.2 and concurrent enrollment with CRPT 080.
CRPT 095  Machine Shorthand 100wpm  (5-6)
Concentrated drill and dictation on two-voice testimony, jury charge, literary, and medical material. Students should attain 100 wpm on new material with a minimum of 95 percent accuracy in transcription. PREREQUISITE: CRPT 094 or 102 and concurrent enrollment with CRPT 080.

CRPT 096  Machine Shorthand 120wpm  (5-6)
Concentrated drill and dictation on two-voice testimony, jury charge, literary, and medical material. Students should attain 120 wpm on new material with a minimum of 95 percent accuracy in transcription. PREREQUISITE: CRPT 095 or 133 and concurrent enrollment with CRPT 080.
CRPT 097  Machine Shorthand 140wpm  (5-6)
Concentrated drill and dictation on two-voice testimony, multi-voice testimony, jury charge, literary, and medical material. Students should attain 140 wpm on new material with a minimum of 95 percent accuracy in transcription. PREREQUISITE: CRPT 096 or 134 and concurrent enrollment with CRPT 080.

CRPT 098  Machine Shorthand 160wpm  (5-6)
Concentrated drill and dictation on two-voice testimony, multi-voice testimony, jury charge, literary, and medical material. Students should attain 160 wpm on new material with a minimum of 95 percent accuracy in transcription. PREREQUISITE: CRPT 097 or 135 and concurrent enrollment with CRPT 080.
CRPT 099  Machine Shorthand 180wpm  (5-6)
Concentrated drill and dictation on two-voice testimony, multi-voice testimony, jury charge, literary, and medical material. Students should attain 180 wpm on new material with a minimum of 95 percent accuracy in transcription. PREREQUISITE: CRPT 098 or 136 and concurrent enrollment with CRPT 080.

CRPT 100.1  Machine Shorthand Theory 1  (10)
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.
CRPT 100.2  Machine Shorthand Theory 2  (10)
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: CRPT 100.1.

CRPT 101.1  Machine Shorthand Theory 3  (10)
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: CRPT 100.2.
CRPT 101.2  Machine Shorthand 60wpm  (10)
Continues the study of theory and develops skill in writing 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: CRPT 101.1 or instructor's permission and concurrent enrollment with CRPT 080.

CRPT 102  Machine Shorthand 80wpm  (10-12)
Concentrated drill and dictation on two-voice testimony, jury charge, literary, and medical material. Students should attain 80 wpm on new material with a minimum of 95 percent accuracy in transcription. PREREQUISITE: CRPT 093 or 101.2.
CRPT 133  Machine Shorthand 100wpm  (12-16)
Concentrated drill and dictation on two-voice testimony, jury charge, literary, and medical material. Students should attain 100 wpm on new material with a minimum of 95 percent accuracy in transcription. PREREQUISITE: CRPT 094 or 102.

CRPT 134  Machine Shorthand 120wpm  (12-16)
Concentrated drill and dictation on two-voice testimony, multi-voice testimony, jury charge, literary, and medical material. Students should attain 120 wpm on new material with a minimum of 95 percent accuracy in transcription. PREREQUISITE: CRPT 095 or 133.
CRPT 135  Machine Shorthand 140wpm  (12-16)
Concentrated drill and dictation on two-voice testimony, multi-voice testimony, jury charge, literary, and medical material. Students should attain 140 wpm on new material with a minimum of 95 percent accuracy in transcription. PREREQUISITE: CRPT 096 or 134.

CRPT 136  Machine Shorthand 160wpm  (8-16)
Concentrated drill and dictation on two-voice testimony, multi-voice testimony, jury charge, literary, and medical material. Students should attain 160 wpm on new material with a minimum of 95 percent accuracy in transcription. PREREQUISITE: CRPT 097 or 135.
CRPT 153  Court Reporting Procedures 1  (5)
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.

CRPT 154  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: CRPT 153.
CRPT 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.

CRPT 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.
CRPT 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.

CRPT 201  Machine Shorthand 180wpm  (12-16)
Concentrated drill and dictation on two-voice and multi-voice testimony, jury charge, literary, and medical material. Students should attain 180 wpm on new material with a minimum of 95 percent accuracy in transcription. PREREQUISITE: CRPT 098 or 136.
CRPT 202  Machine Shorthand 200wpm  (12-16)
Concentrated drill and dictation on two-voice and multi-voice testimony, jury charge, literary, and medical material. Students should attain 200 wpm on new material with a minimum of 95 percent accuracy in transcription. PREREQUISITE: CRPT 201.

CRPT 203  Machine Shorthand 225wpm  (12-16)
Concentrated drill and dictation on two-voice and multi-voice testimony, jury charge, literary and medical material. Students should attain 225 wpm on two voice testimony with a minimum of 95 percent accuracy, 200 wpm on jury charge and 180 wpm on literary with a minimum of 95 percent in transcription. PREREQUISITE: CRPT 202.
CRPT 250  Computer-Aided Transcription  (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.

CRPT 251  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: CRPT 201 and 251; or instructor's permission.
CRPT 252  Captioning Internship I  (4)
Introduces applications and environments of captioning and CART equipment and software considerations. Industry-approved guidelines for captioning preparation, formats, methods of presentation, text placement, presentation rate, 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: CRPT 201 and CRPT 251; or instructor's permission.

CRPT 253  Captioning Internship 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. Dictionary building and maintenance in current local, national, and international news, politics and government, sports, food, arts and entertainment, and other related topics are emphasized. PREREQUISITE: CRPT 252 or instructor's permission.
CRPT 255  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: CRPT 250 or instructor's permission.