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CRT 100 - Court Reporting Orientation

Credits: 1
1 Lecture Hours

This course introduces students to the profession of court reporting. Topics include the history of court reporting, educational requirements, the duties and responsibilities of court reporters, professional organizations, certifications testing and career options in the fields of Judicial, Freelance, Closed Captioning and Computer Aided Realtime Translation (CART). Speakers include practicing court reporters from local firms and courts. A field trip to a closed captioning agency is offered. This course is open to any student with an interest in the court reporting profession.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Discuss the history of court reporting.
  2. Identify the four career paths of a court reporter: Judicial, Freelance, Closed Captioning and CART.
  3. List the professional organizations associated with the field of court reporting.
  4. Discuss the ethical responsibilities associated with the job of a court reporter.
  5. State the skill requirements of court reporters for employment and certification.
  6. Identify the skills necessary to work in the field of closed captioning.
Listed Topics
  1. Historical development of court reporting and importance in today’s legal environment
  2. Professional duties and responsibilities of court reporters
  3. Skill requirements for national certification of court reporters
  4. Employment opportunities locally and nationally
Reference Materials
Handouts, Journal of Court Reporting, The Outline, Internet and library resources
CDs depicting aspects of the field of court reporting
Field trips and guest speakers
Students who successfully complete this course acquire general knowledge, skills and abilities that align with CCAC’s definition of an educated person. Specifically, this course fulfills these General Education Goals:
  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
Approved By: Johnson, Alex Date Approved: 05/05/2011

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