Computer Editor (Scopist) Certificate


The Computer Editor (Scopist) Certificate prepares the student for employment in the field of court reporting working one-on-one with a Certified Shorthand Reporter to prepare and edit official transcripts for court, depositions, hearings, and other venues. To earn a certificate, the student must complete the required courses as listed with a grade of C or better. At least 50% of all course work must be completed at Cypress College. NOTE: Students must furnish their own machine and paper.

Required Courses are listed in suggested sequence (16.5 units):
CIS 100 C Introduction to Computer and Windows Concepts (formerly CIS 050 C)3
or CIS 111 C Computer Information Systems
CTRP 040 C Beginning Machine Shorthand Theory3
CTRP 041 CCourt Reporting Theory Review3
CTRP 071 C Legal Terminology and Rhetoric3
CTRP 073ACSpelling for Modern Business1
CTRP 073BCPunctuation - Court Reporting1
CTRP 073CC Formatting, Style and Usage1
CTRP 097 C Internship - Scoping and Editing1.5
Electives - Select a minimum of four units from the following list:4
Basic Vocabulary Development2
Advanced Vocabulary Development1.5
CTRP 082 C
Computer Aided Transcription - Stenograph2
Computer Aided Transcription - Eclipse2
Survey of Medical Terminology3
Business English3
Introduction to Legal Research1
Total Units20.5