An Associate’s Degree in Realtime Reporting prepares students for a high-tech, potentially well-paying profession in one of two specializations. The Judicial Reporting specialization prepares students for careers in the judicial setting as either officials or freelance court reporters. The Captioning/CART specialization prepares students for careers providing captioning for broadcast television and internet programs or working with the deaf or hard-of-hearing population providing instantaneous text translation in education, civic, and corporate settings. Each specialization is also available through our online program. Students may choose to learn either steno or voice-writing technology. The steno program is certified by the National Court Reporters Association. For more information, please refer to the Online Learning section of the catalog.
Graduates of the Realtime Reporting Degree Program will:
Core Courses (100 Credit Hours)
- Have the ability to apply skills and knowledge learned for entry-level employment.
- Demonstrate proficient skills in the use of realtime technology.
- Implement professional skills in preparing accurate instantaneous text translations.
- Display the ethical behavior required in the realtime reporting profession.
- Have a general education background necessary for competency in entry-level employment.
RR 184: Realtime Theory I - 8 credits
RR 185: Realtime Theory II - 8 credits
RR 101: Realtime Multi-Voice Dictation - 4 credits
RR 103: Realtime Solid Dictation - 4 credits
RR 201: Realtime Multi-Voice Dictation - 4 credits
RR 203: Realtime Solid Dictation - 4 credits
RR 296: Reporter Procedures I - 4 credits
RR 299: Computer-Aided Transcription - 4 credits
RR 301: Realtime Multi-Voice Dictation - 4 credits
RR 303: Realtime Solid Dictation - 4 credits
RR 401: Realtime Multi-Voice Dictation - 4 credits
RR 403: Realtime Solid Dictation - 4 credits
RR 501: Realtime Multi-Voice Dictation - 4 credits
RR 601: Realtime Multi-Voice Dictation - 4 credits
RR 295: Realtime Reporting Punctuation - 4 credits
CS 101: Intro to Computers - 4 credits
CS 248: Internet Research - 4 credits
LA 232: Legal Terminology - 4 credits
ME 181: Medical Terminology I - 4 credits
ME 182: Medical Terminology II - 4 credits
ME 184: Anatomy I - 4 credits
WP 254: Word I - 4 credits
WP 255: Word II - 4 credits
General Education (24 Credit Hours)
EN 161: English Composition I - 4 credits
EN 162: English Composition II - 4 credits
GE 217: Current Events - 4 credits
CM 101: Ethics & Professionalism - 4 credits
2 Additional GE Elective Courses - 8 credits
*Plus specialization of one specialization below.
Judicial Specialization (28 Credit Hours)
RR 297: Reporter Procedures II - 4 credits
RR 300: Judicial Reporting Internship - 0 credits
RR 503: Realtime Solid Dictation - 4 credits
RR 603: Realtime Solid Dictation - 4 credits
RR 701: Realtime Multi-Voice Dictation - 4 credits
RR 703: Realtime Solid Dictation - 4 credits
RR 801: Realtime Multi-Voice Dictation - 4 credits
LA 131: Business Law - 4 credits
Broadcast Captioning / CART Specialization (32 Credit Hours)
RR 105: Realtime Captioning Technology I - 4 credits
RR 106: Realtime Captioning Technology II - 4 credits
RR 107: Realtime Captioning Technology III - 4 credits
RR 108: Realtime Captioning Technology IV - 4 credits
RR 109: Introduction to Broadcast Production - 4 credits
RR 115: Broadcast Production I - 4 credits
RR 116: Dictionary Development I - 4 credits
RR 305: Broadcast Captioning / CART Internship - 0 credits
GE 268: Deaf Culture - 4 credits
Associate's Degree Requirements
Total Quarter Hours: 152
Student shall complete 3 five-minute writings each at 225 wpm in multi-voice dictation, 200 wpm in jury charge dictation, and 180 wpm in literary dictation with a minimum of 95% accuracy. In addition, students shall complete at least 40 verified hours of actual writing time during the internship experience.
Associate's Degree Requirement for Broadcast Captioning / CART
Total Quarter Hours: 160
The student will write three (3) five-minute, literary material takes at 180 wpm (word count) at 96% verbatim accuracy; transcribe a minimum of two five-minute, two-voice, non-realtime tests with a minimum of 95% accuracy, dictated at a minimum of 225 wpm; complete at least 25 verified hours of actual writing and 15 hours of research and dictionary preparation for a total of 40 hours of internship experience. Captioning: The student will submit unedited-captioned translations of three (3) 15-minute programs on varied topics for course evaluation taken from the internship experience. CART: The student will prepare a realtime translation of two 30-minute segments of CART services on varied topics for course evaluation taken from the internship experience.
*All speed levels courses are not required if graduation competencies are met. See Associate’s Degree Requirements above for specific information on graduation requirements for each specialization.
Average Length of Time: 24-36 months
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