South Suburban College
South Suburban College

Court Reporting/Verbatim Technology Courses

Numbers in parenthesis are credit hours/semester and actual hours/week in class.

Where special course fees are required in addition to tuition, they are noted at the end of the individual course description. These fees are subject to change without prior notice.


COR 100 - Introduction to Machine Theory (6, 5)

Prerequisite: Placement into English 101 on Placement test and typing speed of forty-five words per minute.

Introduction of basic theory compatible with computerized transcription and speedbuilding with live dictation practice and recorded audio available to develop theory competency to a minimum average of 86 percent on theory tests. Course also builds writing speed to a minimum goal of 70 words per minute for five minutes on new material with 95 percent accuracy. Machines may be rented or purchased from College Bookstore. Course may be repeated one time to meet minimum requirements.  Fee.

COR 103 - Introduction to Two-Voice Dictation 80 wpm (1.5, 5)

Prerequisite: COR 100 and admission into the Court Reporting Program

Live dictation practice on machine by instructor with recorded audio practice to build writing skills from 60 to 100 words per minute. Goal of course is to reach 80 words per minute for five minutes on new testimony material with 95 percent accuracy. Course may be repeated up to three times to meet minimum requirements.  Fee.

COR 104 - Transcription and Punctuation (2, 2)

Prerequisite: COR 100 and Admission into the Court Reporting Program

Advanced court reporting transcription course with emphasis on transcribing multi-voice dictation and producing properly formatted and punctuated deposition and trial transcripts; also focuses on increasing transcription speed.  Fee.

COR 106 - Theory Reinforcement & Speed (1.5, 5)

Prerequisite: COR 100 or placement by proficiency test before registration and Admission into the Court Reporting Program

Continuation of basic computer-compatible theory, live dictation by instructor with audio practice available to develop theory competency to a minimum of 86 percent on theory tests. Speedbuilding on writing principles will be reinforced. Course may be repeated one time to meet minimum requirements.  Fee.

COR 108 - Computer-Aided Transcription (2, 2)

Prerequisite: COR 103

This course provides the theory and applications used in producing computer-aided transcription of stenographicnotes using CaseCatalyst software. This course includes litigation support, advanced editing functions, and realtime applications.  Fee.

COR 109 - Introduction to Jury Charge Dictation 90 wpm (1.5, 5)

Prerequisite: COR 100 or placement by proficiency test prior to registration and Admission into the Court Reporting Program

Introduction to basic jury charge material. Live dictation practice on machine by instructor with recorded audio practice to build writing skills. Course will develop speeds to 70 to 110 on jury charge material. The goal of the course is to develop speed to 90 words per minute for five minutes on new jury charge material all with 95 percent accuracy. Course may be repeated up to three times to meet minimum requirements.  Fee.

COR 113 - Two-Voice 100 (1.5, 5)

Prerequisite: COR 103 or placement by proficiency test prior to registration and Admission into the Court Reporting Program

Live dictation practice on machine by instructor with recorded audio practice to build writing skills. from 80 to 120 words per minute. Goal of course is to reach 100 words per minute for five minutes on new testimony material with 95 percent accuracy. Course may be repeated up to three times to meet minimum requirements.  Fee.

COR 115 - Jury Charge 110 (1.5, 5)

Prerequisite: COR 109 or placement by proficiency test prior to registration and Admission into the Court Reporting Program

Live dictation practice on machine by instructor with recorded audio practice to build writing skills. Course will develop speeds to 90 to 130 on jury charge materials. The goal of the course is to develop speed to 110 words per minute for five minutes on new jury charge material all with 95 percent accuracy. Course may be repeated up to three times to meet minimum requirements.

COR 117 - Two-Voice 115 (1.5, 5)

Prerequisite: COR 113 or placement by proficiency test prior to registration and Admission into the Court Reporting Program

Live dictation practice on machine by instructor with recorded audio practice to build writing skills. Course will build speed to between 100 and 130 wpm; course strives to build skills to a minimum of 115 wpm for five minutes of testimony material with 95 percent accuracy. Course may be repeated up to three times to meet minimum requirements.  Fee.

COR 119 - Jury Charge 130 (1.5, 5)

Prerequisite: COR 115 or placement by proficiency test prior to registration and Admission into the Court Reporting Program

Live dictation practice on machine by instructor with recorded audio practice to build writing skills. Course will develop speeds to 110 to 150 on jury charge materials. The goal of the course is to develop speed to 130 words per minute for five minutes on new jury charge material all with 95 percent accuracy. Course may be repeated up to three times to meet minimum requirements.  Fee.

COR 121 - Two-Voice 130 (1.5, 5)

Prerequisite: COR 117 or placement by proficiency test prior to registration

Live dictation practice on machine by instructor with recorded audio practice to build writing skills. Develops speed to 110 and 150 wpm range and testimony material; course strives to build skill at 130 wpm for five minute on new testimony material with a minimum 95 percent accuracy. Course may be repeated up to three times to meet minimum requirements.  Fee.

COR 123 - Jury Charge 145 (1.5, 5)

Prerequisite: COR 119 or placement by proficiency test prior to registration

Live dictation practice on machine by instructor with recorded audio practice to build writing skills. Course will develop speeds to 130 to 170 on jury charge materials. The goal of the course is to develop speed to 145 words per minute for five minutes on new jury charge material all with 95 percent accuracy. Course may be repeated up to three times to meet minimum requirements.  Fee.

COR 127 - Two-Voice 145 (1.5, 5)

Prerequisite: COR 121 or placement by proficiency test prior to registration

Live dictation practice on machine by instructor with recorded audio practice to build writing skills. from 130 to 160 words per minute. Goal of course is to reach 145 words per minute for five minutes on new testimony material with 95 percent accuracy. Course may be repeated up to three times to meet minimum requirements.  Fee.

COR 131 - Jury Charge 160 (1.5, 5)

Prerequisite: COR 123 or placement by proficiency test prior to registration

Live dictation practice on machine by instructor with recorded audio practice to build writing skills. Course will develop speeds to 140 to 180 on jury charge materials. The goal of the course is to develop speed to 160 words per minute for five minutes on new jury charge material all with 95 percent accuracy. Course may be repeated up to three times to meet minimum requirements.  Fee.

COR 133 - Literary 120 (1.5, 5)

Prerequisite: COR 119 and COR 121 or placement by proficiency test prior to registration

Course will develop speeds to 100 to 140 on literary materials. The goal of the course is to develop speed to 120 words per minute for five minutes on new literary material all with 95 percent accuracy. Course may be repeated up to three times to meet minimum requirements.  Fee.

COR 137 - Two-Voice 160 (1.5, 5)

Prerequisite: COR 127 or placement by proficiency test prior to registration

Live dictation practice on machine by instructor with recorded audio practice to build writing skills. from 140 to 180 words per minute. Goal of course is to reach 160 words per minute for five minutes on new testimony material with 95 percent accuracy. Course may be repeated up to three times to meet minimum requirements.  Fee.

COR 139 - Jury Charge 175 (1.5, 5)

Prerequisite: COR 131 or placement by proficiency test prior to registration

Live dictation practice on machine by instructor with recorded audio practice to build writing skills. Course will develop speeds to 160 to 200 on jury charge materials. The goal of the course is to develop speed to 175 words per minute for five minutes on new jury charge material all with 95 percent accuracy. Course may be repeated up to three times to meet minimum requirements.  Fee.

COR 141 - Literary 135 (1.5, 5)

Prerequisite: COR 133 or placement by proficiency test prior to registration

Course will develop speeds to 120 to 150 on literary materials. The goal of the course is to develop speed to 135 words per minute for five minutes on new literary material all with 95 percent accuracy. Course may be repeated up to three times to meet minimum requirements.  Fee.

COR 171 - Legal Terminology and Documents (3, 3)

This course covers the legal vocabulary necessary for a career as a court reporter or legal secretary. Emphasis is on civil and criminal procedures as well as client and court documents. Latin and other foreign legal terminology and legal research are also covered.

COR 201 - Two-Voice 175 W/Medical 140 (1.5, 5)

Prerequisite: COR 137 or placement by proficiency test prior to registration

Course will develop speed from 160 to 190 wpm on testimony material and 100 to 120 words per minute on medical material. Course strives to build speed to 110 wpm for three minutes on new medical material, and 175 wpm for five minutes on new testimony material, all with 95 percent accuracy. Course may be repeated up to three times to meet minimum requirements.  Fee.

COR 203 - Jury Charge 190 (1.5, 5)

Prerequisite: COR 139 or placement by proficiency test prior to registration

Course will develop speeds to 170 to 210 on jury charge materials. The goal of the course is to develop speed to 190 words per minute for five minutes on new jury charge material all with 95 percent accuracy. Course may be repeated up to three times to meet minimum requirements.  Fee.

COR 205 - Literary 150 (1.5, 5)

Prerequisite: COR 141 or placement by proficiency test prior to registration

Course will develop speeds to 130 to 170 on literary materials. The goal of the course is to develop speed to 150 words per minute for five minutes on new literary material all with 95 percent accuracy. Course may be repeated up to three times to meet minimum requirements.  Fee.

COR 206 - Court Practicum (1, 5)

Prerequisite: Passing one 180 wpm Testimony test at 95 percent accuracy

This required internship provides 40 hours of on-the-job experience in an assigned general reporting office and/or in official reporting locations under the guidance of experienced reporters. One-hour seminars are held once a week to provide students with needed information to help prepare them for the profession of court reporting.

COR 207 - Two-Voice 190 w/Medical 155 (1.5, 5)

Prerequisite: COR 201 or placement by proficiency test prior to registration

Course will develop speed from 170 to 210 wpm on testimony material and 140 to 170 words per minute on medical material. Course strives to build speed to 155 wpm for three minutes on new medical material, and 190 wpm for five minutes on new testimony material, all with 95 percent accuracy. Course may be repeated up to three times to meet minimum requirements.  Fee.

COR 208 - CSR Prep (1, 1)

Prerequisite: COR 121

The course is designed to prepare students to sit for the written portion of the Illinois Certified Shorthand Reporter (CSR) Examination and the Registered Professional Reporter (RPR) Examination and to present the duties and responsibilities of the professional court reporter. Preparation for the CSR and RPR written exams focuses on medical and legal terminology, spelling, vocabulary English grammar and usage, and practical aspects of reporting.

COR 209 - Jury Charge 200 (1.5, 5)

Prerequisite: COR 203 or placement by proficiency test prior to registration

Course will develop speeds to 180 to 220 on jury charge materials. The goal of the course is to develop speed to 200 words per minute for five minutes on new jury charge material all with 95 percent accuracy. Course may be repeated up to three times to meet minimum requirements.  Fee.

COR 213 - Literary 165 (1.5, 5)

Prerequisite: COR 205 or placement by proficiency test prior to registration

Course will develop speeds to 150 to 180 on literary materials. The goal of the course is to develop speed to 165 words per minute for five minutes on new literary material all with 95% accuracy. Course may be repeated up to three times to meet minimum requirements.  Fee.

COR 215 - Two-Voice 210 w/Medical 170 (1.5, 5)

Prerequisite: COR 207 or placement by proficiency test prior to registration

Course will develop speed from 190 to 230 wpm on testimony material and 150 to 190 words per minute on medical material. Course strives to build speed to 170 wpm for three minutes on new medical material, and 210 wpm for five minutes on new testimony material, all with 95 percent accuracy. Course may be repeated up to three times to meet minimum requirements.  Fee.

COR 217 - Literary 180 (1.5, 5)

Prerequisite: COR 213 or placement by proficiency test prior to registration

Course will develop speeds to 165 to 200 on literary materials. The goal of the course is to develop speed to 180 words per minute for five minutes on new literary material all with 95 percent accuracy. Course may be repeated up to three times to meet minimum requirements.  Fee.

COR 219 - Two-Voice 225 (1.5, 5)

Prerequisite: COR 215 or placement by proficiency test prior to registration

Course will develop speed from 210 to 250 wpm on testimony material. Course strives to build speed to 225 wpm for five minutes on new testimony material, all with 95 percent accuracy. Course may be repeated up to three times to meet minimum requirements.  Fee.

COR 221 - Jury Charge Elective (1.5, 5)

Prerequisite: COR 209 or placement by proficiency test prior to registration

Course will develop speeds to 200 to 250 on jury charge materials. The goal of the course is to develop speed to 225 words per minute for five minutes on new jury charge material all with 95 percent accuracy. Course may be repeated up to three times to meet minimum requirements.

For more information contact: LaTherese Cooke, Court Reporting Coordinator, 708-596-2000, ext. 3217

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