Court Reporting: Judicial

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Court Reporting: Judicial program helps to prepare students with the knowledge and skills required for court reporting. Court reporters work for the government, courts, corporations, freelance reporting agencies, and closed captioning organizations. GateWay Community College is one of the few community colleges to offer a National Court Reporters Association (NCRA) approved court reporting program. Coursework includes realtime machine shorthand, speed development, transcription, and overview in video application. Hands-on experiences include a judicial internship. Upon completion of the program, graduates will be eligible to enter the court reporting profession subject to any and all individual state requirements. For students who already have a degree and/or are looking to pursue the discipline-specific courses, a Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Court Reporting: Judicial is also available.

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Field of Interest
Business, Entrepreneurialism, and Management
Type
Associate Degree
Academic Plan
Court Reporting: Judicial (DEG)
Academic Plan Code
3194
Total Credits Required
86-94
Catalog Year
2020-2021
What You'll Learn

This pathway map will help you gain the expertise needed to:

  1. Operate a computer-aided transcription (CAT) system and related technologies using translate, edit, and print functions.
  2. Demonstrate listening and concentration skills to write realtime, conflict-free machine shorthand with accuracy to meet industry standards.
  3. Convert spoken word to realtime transcription applying the rules of grammar, spelling, punctuation, and capitalization.
  4. Demonstrate a broad knowledge of socio-cultural, academic, medical, biological, legal, and professional language.
  5. Integrate relevant local, national, and international current events to build a comprehensive machine shorthand vocabulary.
  6. Differentiate between the various levels and responsibilities of judiciary systems.
  7. Employ the National Court Reporters Association (NCRA) Code of Professional Ethics to guide professional practice.
  8. Demonstrate the ability to work independently and collaborate with diverse audiences.
  9. Demonstrate detail-oriented work in a timely manner with a commitment to continuous improvement.
  10. Communicate effectively in a judicial setting.
  11. Apply basic math and business skills to create financial documents related to freelance work.
Career Opportunities

Successful completion of this degree may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Arizona-based annual median wages* for this program. Education requirements vary for the occupations listed below, so you may need further education or degrees in order to qualify for some of these jobs and earn the related salaries. Please visit with an academic advisor and/or program director for additional information.

Court Reporters and Simultaneous Captioners

$62,160

* Wage information sourced from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2019.
Admission Criteria

45 wpm typing speed based on typing test at GateWay assessment center.
Students must pass two timed writings of five minutes with a minimum speed of 45 wpm in order to complete this certificate.

Transcript(s) of high school graduation OR equivalent must be on file in the Admissions and Records Office.

Course Sequence by Term

The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:

  • Students should meet with an academic advisor to develop an individual education plan that meets their academic and career goals. Use the Pathway Planner tool in your Student Center to manage your plan.
  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Initial course placement is determined by current district placement measures and/or completion of 100-200 level course and/or program requirements.
  • Degree and transfer seeking students may be required to successfully complete a MCCCD First Year Experience Course (FYE) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. Courses include AAA/CPD150, AAA/CPD150AC, CPD104, and AAA115/CPD115. Course offerings will vary by college. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.
  • Consult with your faculty mentor or academic advisor to determine educational requirements, including possible university transfer options, for your chosen career field.

Full-time Sequence

Full-time status is 12 credits to 18 credits per semester.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CIS105 or
BPC110
Survey of Computer Information Systems or Computer Usage and Applications OR Demonstrated proficiency in computer usage and word processing as determined by Program Director CS 0–3
CTR101 Court Reporting: Machine Shorthand Theory Block I Critical course Gateway course 6
ENG101 or
ENG107
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL FYC 3
HCC145 or
HCC145++ or
HCC146
Medical Terminology for Health Care Professionals or Medical Terminology for Health Care Professionals I, II, III or Intermediate Medical Terminology 1–45
PSY101 Introduction to Psychology SB 3
AAA/CPD115 or
AAA/CPD150 or
AAA/CPD150AC or
CPD104
Creating College Success or Strategies for College Success or Educational and Career Planning or Career and Personal Development 0–3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CTR102 Court Reporting: Machine Shorthand Theory Block II Critical course 6
CTR105 Court Reporting: Punctuation and Grammar 1
CTR106 Court Reporting: Legal Terminology Critical course 1
CTR215 Computer-Aided Transcription 3
HU Humanities, Fine Arts, and Design HU 3
CRE101 College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking OR Equivalent as indicated by assessment L 0–3
MAT112 Mathematical Concepts and Applications OR Equivalent course OR satisfactory completion of a higher level mathematics course. 3

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CTR251AA Court Reporting Skill Building: Block III Literary Material 4
CTR251AB Court Reporting Skill Building: Block III Jury Charge Material 4
CTR251AC Court Reporting Skill Building: Block III Question/Answer Testimony Material 6
ENG102 or
ENG108 or
ENG111
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL or Technical and Professional Writing FYC or L 3
COM100 or
COM110
Introduction to Human Communication or Interpersonal Communication SB 3

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CTR252AA Court Reporting Skill Building: Block IV Literary Material 4
CTR252AB Court Reporting Skill Building: Block IV Jury Charge Material 4
CTR252AC Court Reporting Skill Building: Block IV Question/Answer Testimony Material 6
CTR209 Judicial Procedures for Court Reporting 3

Term 5

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 5
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CTR211 Judicial Internship 1
CTR253AA Court Reporting Skill Building: Block V Literary Material 4
CTR253AB Court Reporting Skill Building: Block V Jury Charge Material 4
CTR253AC Court Reporting Skill Building: Block V Question/Answer Testimony Material 6
BIO160 Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology SG 4

Part-time Sequence

Part-time status is 11 credit hours or less.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ENG101 or
ENG107
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL FYC 3
CIS105 or
BPC110
Survey of Computer Information Systems or Computer Usage and Applications OR Demonstrated proficiency in computer usage and word processing as determined by Program Director CS 0–3
AAA/CPD115 or
AAA/CPD150 or
AAA/CPD150AC or
CPD104
Creating College Success or Strategies for College Success or Educational and Career Planning or Career and Personal Development 0–3
MAT112 Mathematical Concepts and Applications OR Equivalent course OR satisfactory completion of a higher level mathematics course. 3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CRE101 College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking OR Equivalent as indicated by assessment L 0–3
ENG102 or
ENG108 or
ENG111
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL or Technical and Professional Writing FYC or L 3
HCC145 or
HCC145++ or
HCC146
Medical Terminology for Health Care Professionals or Medical Terminology for Health Care Professionals I, II, III or Intermediate Medical Terminology 1–45

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
COM100 or
COM110
Introduction to Human Communication or Interpersonal Communication SB 3
PSY101 Introduction to Psychology SB 3

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
BIO160 Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology SG 4
HU Humanities, Fine Arts, and Design HU 3

Term 5

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 5
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CTR101 Court Reporting: Machine Shorthand Theory Block I Critical course Gateway course 6
CTR105 Court Reporting: Punctuation and Grammar 1
CTR106 Court Reporting: Legal Terminology Critical course 1

Term 6

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 6
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CTR102 Court Reporting: Machine Shorthand Theory Block II Critical course 6
CTR215 Computer-Aided Transcription 3

Term 7

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 7
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CTR251AA Court Reporting Skill Building: Block III Literary Material 4
CTR251AB Court Reporting Skill Building: Block III Jury Charge Material 4
CTR251AC Court Reporting Skill Building: Block III Question/Answer Testimony Material 6

Term 8

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 8
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CTR252AA Court Reporting Skill Building: Block IV Literary Material 4
CTR252AB Court Reporting Skill Building: Block IV Jury Charge Material 4
CTR252AC Court Reporting Skill Building: Block IV Question/Answer Testimony Material 6

Term 9

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 9
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CTR253AA Court Reporting Skill Building: Block V Literary Material 4
CTR253AB Court Reporting Skill Building: Block V Jury Charge Material 4
CTR253AC Court Reporting Skill Building: Block V Question/Answer Testimony Material 6

Term 10

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 10
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CTR211 Judicial Internship 1
CTR209 Judicial Procedures for Court Reporting 3
Course Area Key

Gateway Course = Generally the first major-specific course in a pathway.

Critical Course = A course that is highly predictive of future success in a pathway.

Disclaimer

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses required within the program.

Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.

View MCCCD’s curriculum website for the Associate in Applied Science in Court Reporting: Judicial (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm3?id=143576).


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