CTRP 1174  with "C" or better
This course is a continuation of basic realtime writing theory. The student will continue to learn to write, read, and transcribe the spoken word by means of a conflict-free, realtime-ready shorthand theory and provide instantaneous translation. The course is structured into 75 classes, which must be completed within the 15-week semester time frame. Each class requires a minimum of three hours of practice time per day. The course is designed for both on campus and online training. On campus students will meet at a designated time and place. Online students can access the class at any time during the day, but are required to spend the same amount of time in class and out of class as an on campus student. All students are expected to spend a minimum of three hours a day on homework, which includes practicing accuracy and speed. Testing material used for speed takes will be given at incremental speeds on unfamiliar material; the same material will not be used more than once every six months. Students are required to transcribe steno notes and speed takes under institutional supervision or, if online students sign a sworn verification form stating that the work was completed without the aid of anyone present and without cheating. Speed takes shall be monitored and timed in the same way. Students are required to transcribe at least once a week. All speed takes and tests shall be deleted immediately. Online students must sign a sworn statement verifying the material has been deleted from their computers and no backup has been made. Students must be able to transcribe three minutes of unfamiliar dictation at 90 words per minute with at least 95 percent accuracy. Students shall have access to the minimum grading criteria as set forth by the NCRA. Successful completion of the course requires a grade of "C" or better. The course includes online computer-aided technology for realtime translation.