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Certificate of Completion

The Proofreading Certificate of Completion goals and objectives are designed to prepare students to enter careers in proofreading verbatim transcripts of legal and other proceedings and general English text. Potential careers specific to these skills include, but are not limited to: Proofreader for Court Reporters, Proofreader (general), Copy Marker, and Technical Writer* (*with additional training).

Program Requirements (298-324 hours)

Course NumberCourse TitleHours
NCCC007Keyboarding and MS Word Basics48 - 54 hours
NCCC021Legal Terminology50 - 54 hours
NCCC024English Vocabulary for Court Reporting and Captioning50 - 54 hours
NCCC025Basic English for Court Reporting and Captioning50 - 54 hours
NCCC026Advanced English and Office Practices for Court Reporting and Captioning50 - 54 hours
NCCC033Medical Terminology50 - 54 hours

Total Certificate Hours: 298-324 hours

Certificates are listed as hours rather than college credit (units). Students must pass and complete the minimum number of hours required.

Upon successful completion of this program a student will be able to:

  • Identify errors in written text and apply correct punctuation, spelling, and formatting to correct or record omissions, errors, or inconsistencies found.
  • Define and explain traditional proofreading marks and relevant software proofreading functions, such as the "track changes" function in Microsoft Word.
  • Identify homonyms and apply correct spelling within context.
Last Updated 7/19/23