Realtime Transcription 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
MTH106 Math for Technology
BIO101 Introduction to Anatomy & Physiology
IRT122 Realtime Theory II
IRT229 Realtime Software Applications
IRT129 Speed Building I
IRT240 Short Writing Techniques
ENG230 Business Communication
BUS121 Business Administration
IRT Technical Elective
IRT130 Speed Building II
ACC130 Business Law and Ethics
PSY121 General Psychology or SOC121 Sociology
IRT Technical Electives
TOTAL CREDITS 63-65
Realtime transcriptionists who develop the ability to use the shorthand machine as the input device for text entry are availing themselves of a multitude of job opportunities. In the “Information Age,” companies are searching for staff that can input text at high accurate rates of speed. These companies are looking nationwide for well-trained information reporters who have good vocabulary, excellent English skills, good transcription skills, and the ability to turn their work around quickly.
The realtime transcription option provides training to students on how to use the shorthand machine as an input device in lieu of the QWERTY keyboard and, therefore, produce text at lightning fast speeds. The steno strokes are translated as they are written, using a stored dictionary, and the resulting English text is input directly into the selected PC application. Not only can the reporters write text, they can also use steno strokes to send commands to the operating system or the application. The reporter can conduct all word processing functions from the shorthand machine and produce the document in a timely fashion without ever touching the keyboard or the mouse.
The JRC program offers distance learning opportunities through Web-based education.
The goal is that graduates will demonstrate the use of good grammar, punctuation and editing skills for transcription preparation and production; 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.