Certified Voice Writing Certificate
Area of Study: Captioning and Court Reporting Certified Voice Writing
Degree/Certificate: Certificate of Proficiency
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The Certificate of Proficiency in Captioning and Court Reporting Certified Voice Writing Curriculum will prepare students to be an entry-level court reporter in the judicial/official, freelance, captioning and/or CART avenues of the profession, or employment as a transcriptionist using voice writing technology. Upon completion of this certificate, students can sit for the NVRA Written Knowledge Test. This is a 100-question testing knowledge on procedural, and more academic-type materials including vocabulary, punctuation, transcript distribution, professional responsibilities, and ethics. Students can sit for the NVRA Skills Test, Certified Verbatim Reporter (CVR) using voice technology consisting of the dictation and transcription of three five-minute segments with accuracy of 95 percent – 180 word-per-minute literary, a 200 word-per-minute jury charge, and a 225 word-per-minute question and answer.
About Tri-C's Program:
We teach a realtime voice writing program. This means that students learn to train and manage their speech recognition and court reporting software so that their spoken words can instantly be displayed correctly on computer screens in English.
- Voice writing uses Dragon speech recognition and Eclipse CAT software.
- Individuals can work in all areas of the country with voice writing technology skills.
- Individuals can work as court reporters in limited states with voice writing technology. (See www.nvra.org for a complete list of states that allow voice writers to practice in their judicial systems.)
- Voice students can take classes online no matter where they live, across the country or globe!
- Voice writers can be employed as judicial court reporters, CART providers, captioners, transcriptionists
- All CCR students adhere to the same strict standards for excellence and achievement of realtime writing skills.
- Voice writing students begin by taking Intro to Voice Writing, Voice Writing I, II, and III. Beyond those four courses, all CCR students follow the same course sequences.