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Professional Digital Reporter Certificate

Professional Digital Reporter Short-Term Technical Certificate

This program is available at the Online location.

Career Information

Outcomes and Curriculum

  • Capture and preserve the verbatim record digitally by recording proceedings using digital equipment and computer-aided transcription (CAT) software.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of basic hardware care, maintenance, and setup of a digital recording system.
  • Employ knowledge of digital reporting in taking of American Association of Electronic Reporters and Transcribers (AAERT) Certified Electronic Court Reporter (CER) Certification.
  • Log live annotations to identify specified case events during proceedings and finalize assignment upon completion of proceedings.
  • Perform skills in reporting procedures, ethical standards, confidentiality requirements, operating practices, and professional demeanor and appearance in the role of a professional digital reporter.
Course Title Credits
AOT 130S Editing, Proofreading, & Language Skills (SS) ^ 3
JCR 131S Legal Terminology (SS) 3
JCR 2200 Realtime Business Procedures 3
PDR 1501 Digital Reporting Concepts 2
JCR 2300 CAT Transcript Production * 2
MST 1105 Medical Terminology 2
PDR 1502S Digital Reporting Applications (SS) 2
  Total credit hours 17
^Proficiency test available.

*Students with little or no computer background should enroll in ITS 0800 before taking other computer courses. Students without adequate keyboarding skills should enroll in ITS 0810 before taking a computer class.

Questions? We're here to help!

Robyn M. Hennigan, RPR, CRI Senior Technical Professor and Coordinator, Judicial Court Reporting