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Court Reporting and Captioning (Cert)

Application Code: 
2152
Degree Received: 
Certificate (Cert)
Academic Department Info: 
Description: 

Also online imageThis program is available on campus and online.

360 Virtual TourThis program, certified by the National Court Reporters Association, prepares students for careers as official, freelance, realtime reporters, and captioners. Jobs are available for competent court reporters to work in all fields of reporting, including realtime and closed captioning for the hearing impaired.

Entrance Requirements & Recommendations: 

Required: Algebra
Recommended: Geometry and Algebra 2/ Trigonometry

Graduation Requirements: 
  • A cumulative overall index of at least 2.0 is required in order to graduate.
  • All CTRP skill writing classes must be taken and passed at Alfred with a passing grade of "C" or better.
  • The internship course is completed off campus.
  • All students are required to take the CTRP 3163 in the summer.
  • Be sure to check for prerequisite requirements.

Court and Realtime Reporting (AAS)

Application Code: 
0647
Degree Received: 
Associate in Applied Science (AAS)
Academic Department Info: 
Description: 

Also online imageThis program is available on campus and online.

360 Virtual TourThis program, certified by the National Court Reporters Association, prepares students for careers as official, freelance, realtime reporters, and captioners. Jobs are available for competent court reporters to work in all fields of reporting, including realtime and closed captioning for the hearing impaired.

Entrance Requirements & Recommendations: 

Required: Algebra
Recommended: Geometry and Algebra 2/ Trigonometry

Graduation Requirements: 

In addition to the Associate of Applied Science degree requirements, the Business department requires a 2.0 grade point average in required court reporting subjects. All courses listed must be satisfactorily completed and a minimum of 70 credit hours earned. Court reporting students must also meet all the NCRA requirements as stated in the course objectives, including the passing of three, five-minute tests on unfamiliar matter with 95 percent accuracy on two-voice material at 225 wpm, jury charge material at 200 wpm, and literary material at 180 wpm; two five-minute timed writings in keyboarding from unfamiliar material at a minimum of 60 gross wpm with a maximum of five errors; the completion of 40 verified hours of internship experience, including the production of a 40-page transcript; the transcription of a simulated RPR skills test at RPR speed levels in three hours; and the production of accurate transcripts using computer-aided technology as stated in the course outlines. Captioning students must write three (3) five-minute, 180-wpm literary tapes with 1.4 syllabic density at 96 percent accuracy; prepare a captioned translation evaluation taken from the internship experience; and complete at least 25 verified hours of actual writing time and 15 hours of research and dictionary preparation during the internship.

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