SCHEDULE AND COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

New students entering the program must start by taking Theory I which starts in September of each year, followed by Theory II in the spring semester.

FALL TRIMESTER:
Theory I – 9/5/18 thru 12/19/18, Mon & Wed 7:00-9:00 PM
Speed Development – 9/6/18 thru 12/18/18, Tue & Thu 7:00-9:00 PM


Registration Deadline:

August 21, 2018


Course Descriptions:

Realtime Coach: Upon completion of Steno A to Z, students are encouraged to sign up with Realtime Coach, and must do so to apply to ProjectSteno for tuition assistance.

Theory I: (Starting in the Fall Trimester (September/October) of each year): Conflict-free, Realtime Theory will be taught using the StenEd Realtime Theory Textbook, Volume I. Students will master the StenEd keyboard and become familiar with finger strokes and how to write on the stenotype machine. The course will cover Lessons 1 through 20 in the StendEd Realtime textbook. Students will demonstrate their understanding of the StenEd theory taught in Theory I by being able to accurately and proficiently complete the exercises, transcribe classroom dictation and read back in class.

Theory II: (Starting in the Spring Trimester (January) of each year): Conflict-free, Realtime Theory will be taught using the StenEd Realtime Theory Textbook, Volume I. This course is a continuation of Theory I. Students must pass Theory I before they can take Theory II. This course will cover Lessons 21-40. Students will possess the knowledge and ability to write at a minimum of 30 to 40 wpm at the end of the course and be ready to move on to Speed Development.

Speed Development: (Offered during Spring, Summer & Fall Trimesters): The focus of this course will be dictation and speed building for passing Literary, Q & A and Jury Charge tests. Students will apply their knowledge of the StenEd theory acquired in Theory I and II to be able to write at 40, 60, and 80 wpm. Students will be required to pass two tests in each of the speeds at 97 percent accuracy. Upon completion of two tests at each speed, Students will then immediately move on to higher speed tests. Medical and legal terminology will be introduced as well. Students will also start creating their own personal dictionary.

While students progress to write at 100, 120, and 140 wpm, they will begin to practice with briefs and classroom dictation in an attempt to increase their speeds. Students will be required to pass two tests in each category at 97 percent accuracy. Upon completion of two tests in each category at each speed, students will begin drills to work on correct punctuation of transcripts. Students will continue to build their personal dictionary.

Ultimately, students will receive dictation and practice skills to continue on their way toward passing Literary, Q&A, and Jury Charge at 160, 180, 200, and 225 wpm. You will continue learning briefs and practice dictation in an attempt to increase your speed. Students will be required to pass two tests in each of these three categories at 97 percent accuracy.

In this final segment, everyone should be using a stenotype machine that is computer ready and have student translation software. All students must have a laptop to bring to class to work on dictionary development and realtime translation. After passing the second 180 Q&A test, students can take an internship to prepare for work in the field. Upon completion of two tests in each category, at each speed (180 Literary, 200 Jury Charge, 225 Q&A) students will be ready to begin their career as Court Reporters.

Internship: Students shadow working court reporters on depositions, examinations under oath, administrative hearings and court trials. This two-four month period affords them the opportunity to see what all is required of a court reporter before, during and after the jobs they cover.

Legal/Medical Terminology: Students are required to take an online course in both legal and medical terminology, some free of charge such as the links below.

https://www.waybuilder.net/free-ed/Resources/SocSci/Law/ParaLegal/LawTerminology01.asp
https://www.dmu.edu/medterms/

 

 

 

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