Court Reporting/Verbatim Technology AAS Degree (COR.AAS)

Placement into college-level English on the Placement test is a requirement for COR 100. Students must have a typing speed of 45 wpm. Students must successfully pass COR 100 and OAT 170 before applying for Admission into the Court Reporting Program. To apply, submit a copy of college transcripts, a one-page personal statement of goals and commitment, and a letter of reference from a Certified Shorthand Reporter with business card attached to the Program Coordinator.

Students must be admitted into the Court Reporting Program before registering for any other COR classes. A combination of two-voice, jury, theory and/or literary must be taken. General Education classes must be taken along with machine classes or credit given via transcript. A successful court reporter is a well-rounded individual, thus completion of a variety of academic classes is essential. Summer classes are mandatory.

The Machine Shorthand graduation requirements, which are satisfied within the courses below, are as follows:
Completing at least 40 verified hours of internship.

Passing the following five-minute speed tests: three 225 wpm testimony with 95 percent accuracy; three 200 wpm jury charge tests with 95 percent accuracy; three 180 literary tests with 95 percent accuracy.

Overview for College Success Credits
OCS 121 Overview for College Success 1
Overview for College Success (OCS 121) is a class that will help you plan and assist you in becoming a better student and support you in your work/life balance. OCS 121 credit is not calculated in the course minimum credit totals listed in this section.
Program Prerequisites Credits
COR 100 Introduction to Machine Theory 6
OAT 170 Business English 3
Admission in the program.
Cluster 1 Credits
ENG 101 Composition and Rhetoric 3
COR 103 Introduction to Two-Voice Dictation 80 1.5
COR 104 Transcription & Punctuation 2
COR 106 Theory Reinforcement & Speed 1.5
COR 109 Introduction to Jury Charge Dictation 90 1.5
COR 113 Two-Voice Dictation 100 1.5
COR 115 Jury Charge Dictation 100 1.5
Summer Term Credits
SPE 108 Oral Communication 3
COR 117 Two-Voice Dictation 115 1.5
COR 119 Jury Charge Dictation 130 1.5
Cluster 2 Credits
COR 121 Two-Voice 130 1.5
COR 123 Jury Charge 145 1.5
COR 108 Computer-Aided Transcription 3
GROUP IV
 
GROUP V
Mathematics Elective
OR
Physical and Life Science Elective
3
COR 171 Legal Terminology 3
COR 127 Two-Voice 145 1.5
COR 131 Jury Charge 160 1.5
COR 133 Literary 120 1.5
Cluster 3 Credits
COR 137 Two-Voice 160 1.5
COR 139 Jury Charge 175 1.5
COR 141 Literary 135 1.5
HIT 103 Medical Terminology 3
GROUP III Social and Behavioral Science Elective 3
COR 201 Two-Voice 175 w/ Medical 140 1.5
COR 203 Jury Charge 190 1.5
COR 205 Literary 150 1.5
COR 206 Court Practicum 1
COR 208 CSR Prep 1
Cluster 4 Credits
COR 207 Two-Voice 190 w/ Medical 155 1.5
COR 209 Jury Charge 200 1.5
COR 213 Literary 165 1.5
GROUP II Humanities Elective 3
COR 215 Two-Voice 210 w/ Medical 170 1.5
COR 217 Literary 180 1.5
COR 219 Two-Voice 225 1.5
COR 221 Jury Charge Elective (1.5)
Minimum for Degree: 72

For more information, contact LaTherese Cooke, Court Reporting Coordinator, (708) 596-2000, ext. 3217, Room 5610, Oak Forest Center.