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2023-2024 Catalog 
2023-2024 Catalog
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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.

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. Demonstrate an understanding of other operating systems, basic software applications, file management, and effective practices.
  4. Operate a computer-aided transcription system for advanced transcript production, including creation of indexes, include files, concordance indexes, and use of custom page layouts.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.

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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