ERIC Number: ED162702
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Court Reporting Curriculum for an Associate in Applied Science Degree at Alvin Community College.
Bethscheider, John; Knapp, Mary
The court reporting curriculum at Alvin Community College, which leads to an associate of applied science degree, has been praised by the National Shorthand Reporters Association, which sets the standards for court reporting schools. The court reporter uses a method of taking notes called stenotypy which entails taking down verbatim everything that is said at a trial, hearing, or meeting. A special machine called a stenograph which employs a method of rapid writing by the use of alphabetic letters to represent the phonetic sounds of language is used by the reporter. The court reporter must be a person who can pay attention to detail and who has the patience and concentration to do hours of dictation and transcription. A successful student must be able to use the English language and master the exacting demands of the stenograph machine. The five semester program requires that students have a high school diploma and take courses in typing, machine shorthand theory, law and legal terminology, communication skills, grammar and punctuation, transcription, medical terminology, national and state government, sociology, courtroom procedures, technical dictation, and general office practices. (MB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alvin Community Coll., TX.