CURRICULAR GUIDE

Court Reporting
Associate in Business Degree

Curriculum Code: 0273  (Effective Fall 2000 - Summer 2005)

Reporters are communication specialists who use a steno machine to make a
verbatim record of legal proceedings and produce an accurate transcript of
what was said.  They can also be realtime reporters and/or captioners,
providing instant translation for deaf or hard-of-hearing persons. Court
reporters work in all environments where a verbatim record is needed or voice-
to-text translation is required for communication access.  Official reporters
work in the courtroom.  Freelance reporters work in a freelance firm or home
office.  Realtime reporters work in a classroom or conference setting. 
Captioners work at a television station.  State certification is required and
national certification is highly recommended.  Not all courses in this program
transfer to all colleges.  Students planning to transfer should see an
academic advisor or counselor before enrolling in any course.

This is a selective admission program.  In order to be considered as a
candidate for this program, students must meet basic admission requirements
beyond those required for admission to the college. Many of the courses for
this program are open only to students officially admitted to the Court 
Reporting Program.

Students should see the "Course Descriptions" section of this catalog or the
Course Schedule for course prerequisite information.  Basic skills assessment
and advising information may be found on page 8 of this catalog.

General education is an important part of this program and includes a
mathematics competency requirement.  To fulfill the mathematics competency
requirement, students may need to complete specific course work in
mathematics.  For information on how to fulfill all general education
requirements, see page 23.

The admission and/or graduation requirements for this program may change each
academic year.  The program requirements below apply only to those students
who have been admitted to the program for the 2000-2001 academic year.  For
the most recent and complete information, interested students should contact
the Admissions Office, Room 2200 Gannon Vocational-Technical Center, telephone
(517) 483-1254.

For current information about admission requirements, students must contact
the Admissions Office, Gannon Vocational-Technical Center, Room 2200,
telephone number (517) 483-1254.

REQUIREMENTS                                                 TOTAL: 45 CREDITS
CODE        TITLE                                                 CREDIT HOURS
CTRT 100    Machine Shorthand Theory I                                       6
CTRT 110    Machine Shorthand Theory II                                      6
CTRT 120    Summer Skill Building I                                          3
CTRT 200    Court Reporting I                                                6
CTRT 210    Court Reporting II                                               6
CTRT 220    Summer Skill Building II                                         3
CTRT 230    Advanced Skill Building                                          4
CTRT 235    English for Court Reporters                                      1
CTRT 240    CAT-Comp-Aided Transcription                                     2
CTRT 245    Realtime Reporting                                               1
CTRT 250    Medical Vocab/Court Report I                                     1
CTRT 255    Medical Vocab/Court Report II                                    1
CTRT 260    Legal Vocab/Court Reporters                                      1
CTRT 265    Captioning                                                       1
CTRT 270    Court Reporting Procedures                                       2
CTRT 275    Internship (See Note 1)                                          1

LIMITED CHOICE REQUIREMENTS                                  TOTAL: 15 CREDITS
Complete the indicated number of credits from each CHOICE listed below.

CHOICE 1:   General Education Core Areas                            12 Credits
(See the "GENERAL EDUCATION" section above)
            Writing Core Area                                                3
            Speech Communication Core Area                                   3
            Science/Technology Core Area                                     3
            Global Perspectives and Diversity Core Area                      3
            Mathematics Competency (See page 23 for information on
            how to fulfill this requirement. Course work may be needed.)

CHOICE 2:   Professional Related Courses                             3 Credits
CJUS 103    Criminal Law                                                     3
LEGL 215    Busn Law I, Basic Principles                                     3

            MINIMUM TOTAL                                                   60

1.    CTRT 275 requires 100 verified hours of actual writing fieldwork.
2.    Students must begin Court and Conference Reporting courses in the fall
      or spring. A deposit of $75.00 for a steno machine and $25.00 for a
      stand is required for students admitted into the program. Students are
      responsible for obtaining their own equipment upon completion of the
3.    A final grade of 3.0 or higher in all CTRT courses is required for
4.    Students must attain the following minimum speeds with 95-97% accuracy
      for graduation: three timings at 230 wpm Q&A; three timings at 200 wpm
      Jury Charge; three timings at 180 wpm Literary; and two typing timings
      at 60 net wpm.
5.    This curriculum meets all of the National Court Reporters Association
      Committee on Approved Student Education (CASE) minimum standards for 
      receiving a degree in Court Reporting.

Students should see course descriptions to find out when departments plan to
offer courses. Students who for any reason are unable to follow the course
sequence suggested below (for example, those who are part-time, have
transferred in courses from another school, or have prerequisites to fulfill)
should contact an academic advisor or counselor for help with adjustments.

Fall Admitted Students
I (Fall)          II (Spring)       III (Summer)      IV (Fall) 
CTRT 100          CTRT 110          CTRT 120          CTRT 200
Lim.Ch.1          CTRT 260          Lim.Ch.1          CTRT 235
Lim.Ch.2          Lim.Ch.1                            CTRT 250

V (Spring)        VI (Summer)       VII (Fall)
CTRT 210          CTRT 220          CTRT 230
CTRT 245                            CTRT 240
CTRT 255                            CTRT 270
CTRT 265                            CTRT 275

Spring Admitted Students
I (Spring)        II (Summer)       III (Fall)        IV (Spring)
CTRT 100          CTRT 120          CTRT 110          CTRT 200
Lim.Ch.1          Lim.Ch.1          CTRT 235          CTRT 250
Lim.Ch.2                            CTRT 260          Lim.Ch.1

V (Summer)        VI (Fall)         VII (Spring)
CTRT 220          CTRT 210          CTRT 230
                  CTRT 240          CTRT 245
                  CTRT 255          CTRT 265
                  CTRT 270          CTRT 275