Associate Degree Course Sequence
SSC101 Student Success Seminar
ENG124 College Composition
AOT130 Communication and Transcription Skills
IRT131 Legal Terminology
IRT133 Theory for Scopists
MTH108 Explorations in Modern Mathematics
BIO125 Medical Terminology
ENG230 Business Communication
ACC130 Business Law and Ethics
ITD122 Computer Applications for Professionals
IRT229 Realtime Software Applications
BIO101 Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology
BUS121 Business Administration
IRT231 Judicial Procedures ENT120 Entrepreneurship
ENT121 Entrepreneurial Marketing
ACC121 Principles of Accounting
PSY121 General Psychology or SOC121 Sociology
IRT Technical Elective
IRT233 Transcription and Editing for Scopists
TOTAL CREDITS 66-67
Scopists are hired by court reporters to edit and proofread transcripts while the reporters work in court or take depositions. According to the National Court Reporters Association (NCRA), there are an estimated 50,000 court reporters in the United States. Scoping is an ideal career for a person who prefers to work at home and provides flexibility in choosing how many hours you want to work.
The job of the scopist is to edit the stenograph-to-English translation of the trial proceeding recorded by the reporter and check for any mistranslations in order to correct words, such as proper names and any technical terms. A scopist uses specialized reporting software to review, edit and proofread the court transcript that can easily be transferred via online services.
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.