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2023-2024 Catalog 
2023-2024 Catalog
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CRC 150 - Computer-Aided Transcription-Beginning

Credits: 4
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 real-time writing, utilization of resource materials preparatory to writing real-time, updating dictionaries, file maintenance, and litigation support ASCII disks, keyword indexes. Course requires previous computer familiarity.

Enrollment Requirement: Instructor consent.

Course Fee: $50.00

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

  1. Demonstrate the basic care and maintenance of the computer hardware and shorthand machine.
  2. Utilize system support (customer service, software support, etc.) effectively and appropriately.
  3. Operate a computer-aided transcription system for basic transcript production.
  4. Create and maintain efficient CAT habits: building a dictionary. updating dictionaries, backing up and deleting files, formatting, using parentheticals and including/merge files and creation of ASCII disks.
  5. Produce a 5-page, first pass transcript with a goal of 95% translation rate.
  6. Produce a salable transcript of at least 10 pages on a computer-aided transcription system from the students own stenographic notes to include the following:
    • Title page
    • Index
    • Jury charge/opening and/or closing statements, if applicable
    • Direct and cross-examination
    • Parentheticals
    • Colloquy
    • Certification page
    • Signature page, if applicable

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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