CRC 151 - Computer-Aided Transcription-Advanced Credits: 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 real-time writing options and features, resource material prior to writing real-time, 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.
Enrollment Requirement: CRC 150 or instructor consent.
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:
- Demonstrate the basic care and maintenance of the computer hardware and shorthand machine.
- Utilize system support (customer service, software support, etc.) effectively and appropriately.
- Operate a computer-aided transcription system for advanced transcript production, including creation of indexes, include files, concordance indexes, and use of custom page layouts.
- Create and maintain efficient CAT habits: building a dictionary, updating dictionaries, backing up and deleting files, formatting, using parentheticals and include files, and creating ASCII files.
- Operate a CAT system for realtime output, including use of realtime display and translation options and the use of power definitions from the steno keyboard.
- Produce two 10-page saleable transcripts with a goal of 95% translation rate, including the following elements: title page, index, oath, examination, parentheticals, colloquy, certificate, signature page, and keyword index.
- Read, write, and understand a realtime theory.
- Write unfamiliar two-voice and multi-voice testimony, literary, and jury charge, material.
- Demonstrate the ability to write increased level of vocabulary, including legal and medical vocabulary.
- Apply machine-writing skills on legal, medical, and technical terminology.
- Demonstrate natural, smooth read back of shorthand notes.
- Demonstrate correct spelling, punctuation, proofreading skills, and English in the production of typed material.
- Demonstrate and apply knowledge of realtime technology through the production of transcripts and/or captions.
- Build, maintain, and implement personal and job dictionaries for realtime translation.
- Demonstrate knowledge of international, national, and local current events, geography, and cultural diversity issues.
- Perform the role of professional reporter or captioner in simulated exercises and execute all required tasks.
- Apply the NCRA Code of Professional Ethics in all writing activities.
- Responsibility - Responsibility encompasses those behaviors and dispositions necessary for students to be effective members of a community. This outcome is designed to help students recognize the value of a commitment to those responsibilities which will enable them to work successfully individually and with others.
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