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Judicial Reporting Major

Associate Degree Course Sequence

SSC101  Student Success Seminar
ENG124  College Composition
ITD122  Computer Applications for Professionals
AOT130  Communication & Transcription Skills
IRT121  Realtime Theory I
ENG230  Business Communication
ACC130  Business Law & Ethics
IRT131  Legal Terminology
IRT122  Realtime Theory II
IRT229  Realtime Software Applications
IRT129  Speed Building I
IRT240  Short Writing Techniques
BIO101  Introduction to Anatomy & Physiology
BUS121  Business Administration
Non-Technical Elective
IRT231  Judicial Procedures
IRT130  Speed Building II
MTH108  Explorations in Modern Mathematics
IRT123  Speed Building III
IRT232  JRC Internship
IRT241  RPR Written Knowledge Preparation
PSY121  General Psychology^ or SOC121 Sociology
IRT Technical Elective

TOTAL CREDITS 70

Judicial reporting has joined the ranks of the information technologies professions because computers are an integral part of information reporting. Information reporters are using their knowledge and skill to serve as information managers in complicated trials. Freelance reporters now have the ability to capture their deposition in digital format.

The JRC program offers distance learning opportunities through Web-based education. Virtually anyone who has access to a computer will be able to take the program online, but the student will be required to have a computerized steno machine and specific reporting software before taking distance learning courses.

Stark State now offers the information reporting technology program entirely through distance learning. It affords students the opportunity to complete a college education via distance education from home and at their convenience and it affords students the opportunity to learn with flexibility of time and place while maintaining access to faculty and other College services. E-learning is a unique alternative to traditional on-campus courses. Virtually anyone who has access to a computer will be able to take the program online, but the student will be required to have specific hardware/software equipment before starting the information reporting technology program through distance learning.

The goal is that graduates will demonstrate the use of good grammar, punctuation and editing skills for transcription preparation and production; conduct research and realtime writing dictionary maintenance for judicial reporting; communicate clearly and concisely; utilize all information reporting technology; exemplify a high standard of ethics as an information reporting professional and demonstrate employability skills and characteristics as an information reporting professional.

Graduation requirements for judicial reporting option:
Specific graduation requirements must be passed for the judicial option: transcribe a minimum of three 5-minute, 2-voice testimony tests with a minimum of 95% accuracy dictated at a minimum speed of 225 wpm; transcribe three 5-minute jury charge tests with a minimum of 95% accuracy dictated at a minimum of 200 wpm; and transcribe three 5-minute literary tests with a minimum of 95% accuracy dictated at a minimum of 180 wpm; and transcribe a simulated state certification test, state qualifying exam, or RPR skills test within the allotted test transcription guidelines.