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Award Levels

Credit Hours Required

Time to Completion

Certificate

45

1.5 Year

Associate of Applied Science

64

2 Years

 

The Court Reporter program is a two-year program leading to a certificate or an Associate of Applied Science degree.  Court Reporters capture and document each word spoken, action taken, or gestures made within the courtroom using various technologies. They are employed in courtrooms, for freelance firms as captioners, or doing CART (communications access real time translation).


Demand for court reporters is expected to soar in the next 5 years across the United States with more than 5,500 new job openings. Students can expect an annual starting salary of $45,000 - $60,000.


Upon successful completion of this program the student will have the skills required to sit for the Kansas Certified Court Reporter (CCR) exam administered by the Kansas State Board of Examiners of Court Reporters and the Registered Professional Reporter (RPR) credential administered by the National Court Reporters Association (NCRA).

 

   

 

 

Interested in this program?

 

Contact an Advisor!

advising@neosho.edu

(620)432-0311

 

Recommended Sequence of Courses

Sequence of Courses

 

Credit Hours

+RCR101

Introduction to Court Reporting

3

+RCR 102

Realtime Reporting Theory

3

+RCR 105

Realtime Reporting Punctuation

3

+RCR 132

Realtime Reporting Advanced Theory

2

+RCR 106

Realtime Reporting Lab 80/100

5

+RCR 202

Realtime Reporting Two-Voice Dictation

3

+RCR 207

Realtime Reporting Technology

1

+RCR 116

Realtime Reporting Lab 120/140

6

 

   

+RCR 126

Realtime Reporting Lab 160/180

6

+RCR 200

Realtime Reporting Procedures

3

+RCR 206

Realtime Reporting Lab 200-210

3

+RCR 220

Realtime Reporting Internship

1

+RCR 216

Realtime Reporting Lab 210-225

3

+RCR 218

Realtime Reporting - RPR/State Exam Prep

3

+Denotes Certificate Courses

All Certificate courses must be completed with a "C" or better.

Total Certificate Credits  

45

The following must be completed for the Associate of Applied Science Degree:

CURR 100

First Year Seminar

    1

CRIM 122

Criminal Law

    3

PSYC 155

General Psychology

 3

ENGL 101

English Composition I

 3

CSIS 105

Computer Literacy Test out or completed course.

    0-1

ALHE 105

Medical Terminology

 3

COMM 213

Interpersonal Communication

 3

SOSC 100

Introduction to Sociology

 3

Associate of Applied Science Degree Program Credits  

 64

 Courses marked with this symbol are approved by the Kansas Board of Regents for guaranteed transfer among all Kansas public postsecondary institutions. Additional courses may be eligible for transfer. Please visit the NCCC Registrar to learn more.  Visit Kansas Board of Regents Transfer and Articulation website for additional information.

 

Program Outcomes

  1. Maintain or increase transcribing skills to 50 wpm to produce and transcribe legal forms and court/deposition documents.
  2. Demonstrate a strong academic background in English, grammar, word usage, punctuation, legal terminology and principles of medical terminology so they will understand the vocabulary and material with which the working reporter deals.
  3. Verbally, and in writing, demonstrate competence in appropriate vocabulary knowledge and usage.
  4. Produce transcriptions and real time writing from depositions, interrogatories and court proceedings as they relate to the working reporter.
  5. Demonstrate machine shorthand speed to a level of 225 wpm with two voices at 95% accuracy in order to be eligible to take the Kansas Certified Court Reporter (CCR) exam administered by the Kansas State Board of Examiners of Court Reporters and the Registered Professional Reporter (RPR) credential administered by the National Court Reporters Association (NCRA).
  6. Apply the knowledge gained in the certificate program and general education courses to demonstrate competence as a court reporter.