May 23, 2024  
2023-2024 Catalog 
2023-2024 Catalog
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CRC 260 - Introduction to Captioning/Alternative Careers

Credits: 3
Teaches students the various types, applications, and environments of captioning, as well as the necessary equipment and setup required for each method. Students gain an understanding of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the FCC Telecommunications Act and their effect on captioners and court reporters. Gives students an overview of deaf culture awareness and sensitivity issues, as well as an overview of additional high-tech career options within the reporting industry, including medical/legal transcription, and CART reporting.

Enrollment Requirement: Instructor consent.

Course Fee: $15.00

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

  1. Identify the various types of captioning applications.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of equipment requirements and setup for the captioning environment.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of Internet applications as they relate to preparation and research for realtime and postproduction captionings.
  4. Comprehend and interpret the Americans with Disabilities and FCC Telecommunications Acts.
  5. Identify the various job demands and requirements for scoping; text entry; medical/legal transcription; broadcast, internet and educational captioning.
  6. Build and maintain efficient realtime skills for a variety of alternative career environments.

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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