Computer Editor (Scopist) Certificate

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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. STUDENTS MUST FURNISH THEIR OWN MACHINE AND PAPER. To earn a certificate, the student must complete the required courses as listed with a minimum grade of C or better. At least 50% of all course work must be completed at Cypress College. This certificate requires a total of 16.5 units.

Required courses are listed in suggested sequence (14.5 units):
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 for Court Report.1
CTRP 073CC Formatting, Style and Usage1
CTRP 073DCProofreading1
CTRP 097 CInternship - Scoping Editing1.5
Electives: Select two units from the following courses (2 units):2
Computer Aided Transcription - Stenograph2
Computer Aided Transcription - Eclipse2
Total Units16.5

Program Student Learning Outcomes:

OUTCOME 1: Acquire the workforce preparation skills and ability to perform scoping and editing services for working court reporters, hearing reporters, and deposition reporters. The multiple courses that make up this certificate include basic knowledge in spelling, punctuation, formatting and proofreading, along with a knowledge of machine shorthand theory. This coursework is necessary in order to be employed as a scopist/editor.