May 23, 2024  
2023-2024 Catalog 
2023-2024 Catalog
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CRC 112 - Machine Shorthand Testimony 60 WPM

Credits: 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.

Enrollment Requirement: CRC 103  or instructor consent; and concurrent enrollment in literary dictation course.

Course Fee: $55.00

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

  1. Write unfamiliar testimony material at registered speed level on the shorthand machine for five (5)minutes with a minimum of 95% accuracy in transcription.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to read back from shorthand notes, quickly locating portions to be read, maintaining composure while reading, and reading distinctly and with authority.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to read from perfect copy shorthand notes at a rapid speed of an expanded and more difficult vocabulary.
  4. Execute their machine-writing skills on testimony and technical words.
  5. Implement and perfect their transcription skills with emphasis on proofreading, researching proper names and unfamiliar vocabulary, and using correct spelling and punctuation.
  6. Demonstrate their knowledge of local, national, and international current events, geography, and cultural diversity issues through assessments.
  7. Integrate their working English vocabulary into steno-based writing conventions through systematic testing.

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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