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Certificate of Completion

The goal of the Scoping Certificate of Completion is to prepare students for employment opportunities in the scoping field. Scopists assist court reporters in the production of certified transcripts of legal proceedings by using their thorough stenographic language knowledge, along with specialized computer-aided-transcription software, to proofread and correct untranslated and mistranslated stenographic writing to accurate English translation. The courses in this certificate are also designed to provide basic proofreading skills specific to scoping.

Program Requirements (432-474 hours)

Course NumberCourse TitleHours
NCCC001Stenographic Machine Theory 1128 - 140 hours
NCCC002Stenographic Machine Theory 2128 - 140 hours
NCCC003Stenographic Machine Theory 3128 - 140 hours
NCCC004CAT Software Basics16 - 18 hours
NCCC027Computer-Aided Transcription 132 - 36 hours

Total Certificate Hours: 432-474 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:

  • Apply knowledge of stenographic theory to identify and correct untranslated and mistranslated stenographic outlines for English vocabulary and phrases, medical terminology, and standard punctuation typically found in verbatim transcripts of legal and other proceedings.
  • Identify writing translation conflicts in the reporter's software dictionary and recommend conflict-free solutions.
  • Demonstrate fluency in reading and translating stenographic language.
  • Use computer-aided-transcription software to mark and correct stenographic writing errors and add new dictionary entries for words, phrases, and proper names that are absent from the software dictionary.
Last Updated 11/17/23