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Scopist Major

Associate Degree Course Sequence

SSC101  Student Success Seminar
ENG124  College Composition
AOT130  Editing, Proofreading & Language Skills
AOT121  Keyboarding/Formatting
IRT131  Legal Terminology
IRT133  Theory for Scopists
MTH108  Explorations in Modern Mathematics
BIO125  Medical Terminology
ENG230  Business Communication
ACC130  Business Law and Ethics
ITD122  Computer Applications for Professionals
IRT229  Realtime Software Applications
BIO101  Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology
BUS121  Business Administration
Non-Technical Elective
IRT231  Judicial Procedures ENT120  Entrepreneurship
ENT121  Entrepreneurial Marketing
ACC121  Principles of Accounting
PSY121  General Psychology or SOC121 Sociology
IRT Technical Elective
IRT233  Transcription and Editing for Scopists

TOTAL CREDITS 66-67

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 employability skills and characteristics as an information reporting professional.

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

Scopists are hired by court reporters to edit and proofread transcripts while the reporters work in court or take depositions. Scoping is an ideal career for a person who prefers to work at home and provides flexibility in choosing how many hours you want to work.

You’ll learn to edit the stenograph-to-English translation of the trial proceeding recorded by the reporter and check for any mistranslations to correct words such as proper names and technical terms. You’ll also use specialized reporting software to review, edit and proofread the court transcript that can easily be transferred via online services. This program offers distance-learning options.

DEGREE EARNED
Associate of applied business

CERTIFICATE OPTIONS
The Scopist Career Enhancement Certificate is stackable toward the scopist degree.

TRANSFER AGREEMENTS WITH
Franklin University

WORK IN MANY AREAS, INCLUDING
• with court reporters

PREPARE FOR A CAREER AS A
• scopist
• freelancer
• proofreader

ADDITIONAL FEES
• editing software (estimated $1,500)

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