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Court Reporting

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Court Reporter Associate's Degree     
Court Reporting Certificate


Court Reporter Associate's Degree

ALLEGHENY  
Associate of Science (327.2)

A program designed to prepare students for verbatim court reporting. Included are instruction in machine shorthand, transcription; legal and court procedures; medical and legal terminology and computer-aided transcription (CAT).

Graduates qualify for many jobs. Shorthand reporters work wherever a true record of the proceedings is needed such as in the courts, governmental agencies, Congress, state legislatures, the United Nations, free-lance and industry. In addition, career opportunities are available in broadcast captioning and CART (computer assisted realtime translation). Students must begin this program in the fall term as program courses are offered once a year. To complete this program, students must plan to attend summer session.

  1. The student shall pass three 5-minute tests with 95% accuracy at each of the following speeds: 225 words per minute testimony (two-voice), 200 words per minute jury charge, and 180 words per minute literary.
  2. The student shall complete at least 40 verified hours of actual writing time during internship as well as submit 40 pages of transcript and a written narrative.

See the graduation checksheet for this program in printable PDF form.

Degree Requirements

Minimum Credits to Graduate: 85

First Semester

Course #Course Name

  Credits

CRT-100

Court Reporting Orientation                

1

CRT-101

Court Reporting 1

4

CRT-103

Machine Shorthand Theory

4

ENG-101

English Composition 1

3

MAT-195

Business Mathematics

3

 

Total Credits

15

Second Semester

CRT-102

Court Reporting 2

4

CRT-104

Speedbuilding

3

CRT-111

Court Transcription 1

3

ENG-102

English Composition 2

3

            

Humanities Elective

3

            

 Total Credits

16

Summer

CRT-106

Question and Answer 1

3

CRT-107

Jury Charge 1

3

CRT-108

Literary 1

3

            

Total Credits

9

Third Semester

ALH-140

Medical Terminology

3

CRT-206

Question and Answer 2

3

CRT-207

Jury Charge 2

3

CRT-208

Literary 2

3

CRT-211

Court Transcription 2

3

            

Science Elective

3

            

Total Credits

18

Fourth Semester

BUS-251

Business Law 1

3

CRT-216

Question and Answer 3

3

CRT-217

Jury Charge 3

3

CRT-218

Literary 3

3

                 

Social Science Elective

3

            

Total Credits

15

Summer

CRT-226

Question and Answer 4

3

CRT-227

Jury Charge 4

3

CRT-228

Literary 4

3

CRT-252

Court Reporting Internship

3

            

Total Credits

12

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Court Reporting Certificate

 

ALLEGHENY 
Certificate (329.2)

This program is designed to prepare students with prior college training or related work experience for verbatim court reporting. Included is instruction in machine shorthand and transcription, legal and court procedures and computer-aided transcription (CAT). Students who complete the certificate program qualify for many jobs. Shorthand reporters work wherever a true record of the proceedings is needed such as in the courts, governmental agencies, Congress, state legislatures, the United Nations, free-lance agencies and industry. Students must begin this program in the fall term as program courses are offered once a year. To meet the certificate requirements, students must plan to attend summer sessions.

  1. The student shall pass three 5-minute tests with 95% accuracy at each of the following speeds: 225 words per minute testimony (two-voice), 200 words per minute jury charge, and 180 words per minute literary.
  2. The student shall complete at least 40 verified hours of actual writing time during internship as well as submit 40 pages of transcript and a written narrative.

See the graduation checksheet for this program in printable PDF form.

Certificate Requirements

Minimum Credits to Graduate: 67

First Semester

Course #       Course Name

   Credits  

CRT-100 

Court Reporting Orientation        

1

CRT-101

Court Reporting 1

4

CRT-103

Machine Shorthand Theory

4

  

Total Credits

9

Second Semester

CRT-102

Court Reporting 2

4

CRT-104

Speedbuilding

3

CRT-111

Court Transcription 1

3

  

Total Credits

10

Summer

CRT-106

Question and Answer 1

3

CRT-107

Jury Charge 1

3

CRT-108

Literary 1

3

  

Total Credits

9

Third Semester

ALH-140

Medical Terminology

3

CRT-206

Question and Answer 2

3

CRT-207

Jury Charge 2

3

CRT-208

Literary 2

3

CRT-211

Court Transcription 2

3

  

Total Credits

15

Fourth Semester

BUS-251

Business Law 1

3

CRT-216

Question and Answer 3

3

CRT-217

Jury Charge 3

3

CRT-218

Literary 3

3

  

Total Credits

12

Summer

CRT-226

Question and Answer 4

3

CRT-227

Jury Charge 4

3

CRT-228

Literary 4

3

CRT-252

Court Reporting Internship

3

  

Total Credits

12

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