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2023-2024 Catalog 
2023-2024 Catalog
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CRC 360 - Captioning Practicum I

Credits: 4
Introduces applications and environments of captioning and CART equipment and software considerations. Industry-approved guidelines for captioning preparation, formats, and methods of presentation, text placement, presentation rate, and special considerations are covered. Dictionary entries, prefixes/suffixes, fingerspelling, building endurance, practice strategies, internet-based research are covered. Hands-on captioning simulation utilizing audio/video drills. Previous completion of 160 wpm literary required.

Enrollment Requirement: Admission into the BAS in Realtime Reporting: Court Reporting & Captioning program; CRC 221 ; or instructor consent.

Course Fee: $25.00

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

  1. Identify the various styles and parameters of captioning and the appropriate usage of each.
  2. Identify the various equipment setups necessary for broadcast captioning including captioner and station equipment and software requirements and the maintenance thereof.
  3. Integrate the characteristics of successful captioners including editing on the fly, finger spelling, dictionary building and maintenance.
  4. Employ research and reference tools for on-air broadcast captioning.
  5. Execute the various steps required in captioning prep for an on-air session.

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
  • Critical Thinking - Critical thinking finds expression in all disciplines and everyday life. It is characterized by an ability to reflect upon thinking patterns, including the role of emotions on thoughts, and to rigorously assess the quality of thought through its work products. Critical thinkers routinely evaluate thinking processes and alter them, as necessary, to facilitate an improvement in their thinking and potentially foster certain dispositions or intellectual traits over time.
  • 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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