Court Reporting Courses

Court Reporting Courses

CTRP 7A: Court Reporting Theory

5 units: Lecture 3 units; lab 2 units

Acceptable for credit: California State University

In this course, students have the opportunity to study and apply beginning-level computer compatible stenographic theory language and concepts necessary to write and read back basic English vocabulary at 30 words per minute with 90 percent accuracy. Pass No/Pass Option

CTRP 7B: Court Reporting Theory II

5 units: Lecture 3 units; lab 2 units

Prerequisite: CTRP 7A

Acceptable for credit: California State University

In this course students have the opportunity to study and apply intermediate-level computer compatible stenographic theory language and concepts necessary to write and read back English vocabulary. Contractions, prefixes, and suffixes are introduced. Pass No/Pass Option

CTRP 7C: Court Reporting Theory III

5 units: Lecture 3 units; lab 2 units

Prerequisite: CTRP 7B

Acceptable for credit: California State University

In this course students have the opportunity to complete final theory textbook lessons and to refine machine shorthand skills at 60 words per minute with 97 percent accuracy. Pass/No Pass Option

CTRP 8: Introduction to the Legal Record: Jury Charge/Literary Focus

6.5 units: Lecture 3 units; lab 3.5 units

Prerequisite: CTRP 7C

Acceptable for credit: California State University

In this course, students have the opportunity to study and apply theory concepts to recognize and create stenographic outlines for standard jury instruction terminology and phrases and literary vocabulary necessary to attain a writing speed of 80 words per minute. Familiarization with basic transcript production is emphasized through a variety of assignments emphasizing correct formatting, punctuation, and proofreading techniques/symbology. Effective strategies for organizing and tracking out-of-class assignments for facilitating skill development are also covered. Pass/No Pass Option

CTRP 10: Introduction to the Legal Record: Question and Answer Testimony

6.5 units: Lecture 3 units; lab 3.5 units

Prerequisite: CTRP 8

Acceptable for credit: California State University

In this course, students have the opportunity to study and apply theory concepts to recognize and create stenographic outlines for standard legal question and answer testimony terminology and phraseology necessary to attain a writing speed of 100 words per minute. Familiarization with transcript formatting requirements, effective practice techniques, professional communications etiquette and professional association support venues is emphasized through a variety of assignments and class discussion. Pass/No Pass Option

CTRP 12: Introduction to the Legal Record: Multiple Attorney Focus

6.5 units: Lecture 3 units; lab 3.5 units

Prerequisite: CTRP 10

Acceptable for credit: California State University

In this course, students have the opportunity to study and apply theory concepts to recognize and create stenographic outlines for standard legal terminology and phraseology necessary to attain a writing speed of 120 words per minute. Colloquy protocol, speaker identification, and transcript formatting are explained and applied. Familiarization with courtroom staff responsibilities and family and employment law terminology is emphasized through a variety of lecture, assignments and class discussion. One five-hour courtroom observation is required. Pass/No Pass Option

CTRP 14: Introduction to the Legal Record: Multiple Attorney/Witness Focus

6.5 units: Lecture 3 units; lab 3.5 units

Prerequisite: CTRP 12

Acceptable for credit: California State University

In this course, students have the opportunity to study and apply theory concepts to recognize and create stenographic outlines for standard legal terminology and phraseology necessary to attain a writing speed of 140 words per minute. Techniques for managing four different speakers are introduced. Familiarization with workers’ compensation, personal injury, and real estate/property law terminology and corresponding stenographic outlines is emphasized through a variety of lecture, assignments and class discussion. One five-hour courtroom observation is required. Pass/No Pass Option

CTRP 16: Mastering the Legal Record: Complex Data Formatting Focus

6.5 units: Lecture 3 units; lab 3.5 units

Prerequisite: CTRP 14

Acceptable for credit: California State University

In this course, students have the opportunity to study and apply theory concepts to recognize and create stenographic outlines for intermediate-level legal terminology and phraseology necessary to attain a writing speed of 160 words per minute. Machine writing and transcription focuses on proper formatting of dates, standard and military time, currency, case numbers, exhibits, legal citations, and other numeric expressions regularly used in legal proceedings. Lecture content and assignments include how to read and interpret the court calendar and identify and apply information critical to the official court reporter. Pass/No Pass Option

CTRP 18: Mastering the Legal Record: real time Skills/Captioning Focus

6.5 units: Lecture 3 units; lab 3.5 units

Prerequisite: CTRP 16

Acceptable for credit: California State University

In this course, students have the opportunity to recognize and create stenographic outlines for intermediate to advanced-level vocabulary, terminology, and phraseology and apply speed building techniques necessary to attain a writing speed of 180 words per minute. Machine writing and transcription focuses on application of “real time” writing skills for educational captioning, aka Communication Access real time Translation (CART), and other types of live captioning. Lecture content and assignments include building a captioning software dictionary, captioning terminology, mechanics, etiquette, ethical issues, expectations of, and responsibilities facing the live captioner. Pass/No Pass Option

CTRP 20: 200 WPM Dictation Lab

2.5 units: Lecture 0 units; lab 2.5 units

Prerequisite: Any one of CTRP 016 A-D or CTRP 16S

This course provides additional high-speed, live dictation to students who have completed the goal speeds of 160-180 words per minute and who are preparing to pass qualifying examinations for state or national court reporting certification or who plan to go into any area of employment utilizing real time stenotype output, such as captioning for television or for hearing impaired students. The dictation contains a variety of relevant material containing vocabulary applicable to the profession, including multi-voice courtroom testimony, congressional record, and material from medical and literary sources. All students participate in read back from this dictation.

CTRP 21: Mastering the Legal Record: Courtroom Focus

6.5 units: Lecture 3 units; lab 3.5 units

Prerequisite: CTRP 18

Acceptable for credit: California State University

In this course, students have the opportunity to further refine stenographic outlines and speed-building techniques to attain an accurate writing speed of up to 200 words per minute with 97.5 percent accuracy. Machine writing and transcription focuses on court terminology and phraseology. Lecture content and assignments include record-keeping requirements, application of State of California Minimum Transcript Standards, frequently-used language used in legal proceedings, reference source selection, and requirements for making verbatim records of hearings, meetings, and conventions. Pass/No Pass Option

CTRP 22: 220 WPM Dictation Lab

2.5 units: Lecture 0 units; lab 2.5 units

Prerequisite: Any one of CTRP 20 A-D or CTRP 20S

Advisory: CTRP 018A

This course provides additional high-speed, live dictation to students who have completed the goal speeds of 200-225 words per minute and who are preparing to pass qualifying examinations for state or national court reporting certification or who plan to go into any area of employment utilizing real time stenotype output, such as captioning for television or for hearing impaired students. The dictation contains a variety of relevant material containing vocabulary applicable to the profession, including multi-voice courtroom testimony, congressional record, and material from medical and literary sources. All students participate in read back from this dictation.

CTRP 23: Mastering the Legal Record: Deposition Focus

6.5 units: Lecture 3 unit; lab 3.5 unit

Prerequisite: CTRP 21

Acceptable for credit: California State University

In this course, students have the opportunity to further refine stenographic outlines and speed-building techniques to attain an accurate writing speed of 225 words per minute with 95 percent accuracy. Machine writing and transcription focuses on deposition terminology and phraseology. Lecture content and assignments include marking, handling, and securing exhibits; swearing in witnesses; managing depositions with more than two attorneys; handling rough transcript requests; and standard deposition protocol and ethics. Pass/No Pass Option

CTRP 26: Advanced English and Office Practices for Court Reporting

3 units: Lecture 3 units; lab 0 unit

Acceptable for credit: California State University

In this course, students have the opportunity to study and apply advanced grammar, punctuation, syntax, and word usage; communication skills; proofreading; filing procedures; dictation/transcription procedures; and court reporting office methods and forms.

CTRP 28A: Computer Aided Transcription

2.5 units: Lecture 2 units; lab 0.5 units

Prerequisites: CTRP 7C

Acceptable for credit: California State University

In this course, students have the opportunity to apply the theory and practice of Computer-Aided Transcription (CAT) as used in the fields of court reporting and captioning.

CTRP 30A: real time and Computer-Aided Basic

2 units: Lecture 1 unit; lab 1 units

Prerequisite: CTRP 7B

Acceptable for credit: California State University

This course includes instruction in English text entry and non-technical dictionary building on an electronic stenotype machine. Using specialized computer software, students have the opportunity to create and/or edit personal dictionaries containing a minimum of ten thousand words. Pass/No Pass Only

CTRP 30B: real time and Computer-Aided Legal

2 units: Lecture 1 unit; lab 1 unit

Prerequisite: CTRP 7B

Acceptable for credit: California State University

This course offers instruction in legal terminology text entry and legal dictionary building on an electronic stenotype machine. Using specialized computer software, students have the opportunity to create legal dictionaries of several hundred entries. Pass/No Pass Only

CTRP 30C: real time and Computer-Aided Medical Dictionary Building

2 units: Lecture 1 unit; lab 1 unit

Prerequisite: CTRP 7B

Acceptable for credit: California State University

This course offers instruction in medical terminology text entry and medical dictionary building on an electronic stenotype machine. Using specialized computer software, students have the opportunity to create medical dictionaries of several hundred entries.

CTRP 34A1: Medical Dictation for the Court Reporter

1.5 units: Lecture 1 unit; lab 0.5 units

Prerequisite: HTCH 005 and CTRP 012A or CTRP 12B or CTRP 12C or CTRP 12D

Acceptable for credit: California State University

Students are given concentrated dictation from various professional medical publications at varying speeds for testing and transcription. The vocabulary of various medical specialties and anatomical and medical terminology are covered. Dictation is given from medical case histories, operation reports, and other selected medical data.

CTRP 38: Court and Deposition Procedures

3 units: Lecture 3 units; lab 0 units

Acceptable for credit: California State University

This course provides training in the procedures and professional practices in federal and California courts as these practices apply to the court reporter. Students have the opportunity to become acquainted with law governing the profession of court and deposition shorthand reporting. California law is emphasized. Ethical issues facing the reporter are examined. Office practices of the professional reporter are reviewed. Video recording of depositions, videoconferencing, and other emerging technologies and their impacts are discussed.

CTRP 42A: Certified Shorthand Reporter's Review I

2 units: Lecture 2 units; lab 0 units

Prerequisite: CTRP 26 and CTRP 38

Acceptable for credit: California State University

This course is designed for the advanced court reporting student preparing to take the State of California Certified Shorthand Reporter’s examination. Emphasis is placed on medical and legal terminology, California codes, and rules of court of the State of California applicable to court reporting.

CTRP 42B: Certified Shorthand Reporter's Review II

2 units: Lecture 2 units; lab 0 units

Prerequisite: CTRP 26 and CTRP 38

Acceptable for credit: California State University

This course is designed for the advanced court reporting student preparing to take the written portion of the State of California Certified Shorthand Reporter’s examination. Emphasis is placed on English grammar, general vocabulary, specialized punctuation, and proofreading required to produce a court or deposition transcript.

CTRP 44: Court Reporting Internship

1 unit; Work Experience Units: 1

Prerequisite: CTRP 18A or CTRP 18B or CTRP 18C or CTRP 18D

Acceptable for credit: California State University

This course provides supervised internship training mandated by the Court Reporters Board of California. Transcript production of actual court and deposition proceedings is required in this course. Pass/No Pass Only

Last Updated 1/30/19