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Judicial Reporting Major

Associate Degree Course Sequence

SSC101  Student Success Seminar
ENG124  College Composition
ITD122  Computer Applications for Professionals
AOT130  Editing, Proofreading & Language Skills
IRT121  Realtime Theory I
ENG230  Business Communication
ACC130  Business Law & Ethics
IRT131  Legal Terminology
IRT122  Realtime Theory II
IRT229  Realtime Software Applications
IRT129  Speed Building I
IRT240  Short Writing Techniques
BIO101  Introduction to Anatomy & Physiology
BUS121  Business Administration
Non-Technical Elective
IRT231  Judicial Procedures
IRT130  Speed Building II
MTH108  Explorations in Modern Mathematics
IRT123  Speed Building III
IRT232  JRC Internship
IRT241  RPR Written Knowledge Preparation
PSY121  General Psychology^ or SOC121 Sociology
IRT Technical Elective

TOTAL CREDITS 70

The goal is that graduates will demonstrate the use of good grammar, punctuation and editing skills for transcription preparation and production; communicate clearly and concisely; utilize all information reporting technology; exemplify a high standard of ethics as an information reporting professional and demonstrate employable skills and characteristics as an information reporting professional.

The JRC program offers distance learning opportunities through Web-based education.

Using a stenograph machine and realtime software, judicial reporters provide reliable and accurate transcripts for courtroom hearings, depositions and trials – an invaluable service for the legal industry and all parties in a legal proceeding. You’ll be prepared to take the registered professional reporter certification exam. This program is now available entirely through Web-based distance learning.

DEGREE EARNED
Associate of applied business

CERTIFICATE OPTIONS
The Judicial Reporting Career Enhancement Certificate is stackable to the judicial reporting major degree.

TRANSFER AGREEMENTS WITH
Franklin University

WORK IN MANY AREAS, INCLUDING
• state or local government courts/legislatures • for attorneys and judges

PREPARE FOR A CAREER AS A(N) 
• official reporter
• freelance reporter
• captioner
• scopist
• transcriptionist

ADDITIONAL FEES 
Students in this program must purchase a stenograph machine ($1,500 new) and Case Catalyst software (estimated $500).

JOIN STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS 
National Court Reporters Association Student Chapter

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT 
Rene Eneix
Department Chair, Administrative Services and Office Applications
330-494-6170, Ext. 4876
reneix@starkstate.edu

 

Graduation requirements for judicial reporting option:
Specific graduation requirements must be passed for the judicial option: transcribe a minimum of three 5-minute, 2-voice testimony tests with a minimum of 95% accuracy dictated at a minimum speed of 225 wpm; transcribe three 5-minute jury charge tests with a minimum of 95% accuracy dictated at a minimum of 200 wpm; and transcribe three 5-minute literary tests with a minimum of 95% accuracy dictated at a minimum of 180 wpm; and transcribe a simulated state certification test, state qualifying exam, or RPR skills test within the allotted test transcription guidelines.