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CRC 314 - Certification Preparation 1

Credits: 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.

Enrollment Requirement: Admission into BAS in Realtime Reporting: Court Reporting & Captioning program; concurrent enrollment in testimony, jury charge, and Certification Prep dictation courses; or instructor consent.

Course Outcomes:
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:

  1. Gain testing experience from taking mock CCR and RPR-LT examinations.
  2. Demonstrate how to act as a court reporter during mock depositions and mock trials.
  3. Demonstrate critical thinking skills pertaining to court reporting situations.
  4. Develop skill in writing two-voice, multi-voice testimony, and literary and reading notes with practice on new and familiar material.

Program Outcomes
  1. Read, write, and understand a realtime theory.
  2. Write unfamiliar two-voice and multi-voice testimony, literary, and jury charge, material.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to write increased level of vocabulary, including legal and medical vocabulary.
  4. Apply machine-writing skills on legal, medical, and technical terminology.
  5. Demonstrate natural, smooth read back of shorthand notes.
  6. Demonstrate correct spelling, punctuation, proofreading skills, and English in the production of typed material.
  7. Demonstrate and apply knowledge of realtime technology through the production of transcripts and/or captions.
  8. Build, maintain, and implement personal and job dictionaries for realtime translation.
  9. Demonstrate knowledge of international, national, and local current events, geography, and cultural diversity issues.
  10. Perform the role of professional reporter or captioner in simulated exercises and execute all required tasks.
  11. Apply the NCRA Code of Professional Ethics in all writing activities.

College-wide Outcomes
  • 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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