procedures for court reporting
Procedures (also called Professional Practice) class should prepare students to create a final transcript. Upon completion of a procedures course, the student should be able to prepare and transcribe legal documents with 99% accuracy. Court reporting students should be able to integrate correct grammar and punctuation into transcribed documents. They should be able to differentiate between civil and criminal proceedings. Students must have the ability to proofread and correct spelling errors, punctuation errors and typographical errors. They should be able to identify pertinent vocabulary. Students must be able to transcribe an assignment without assistance in the correct format. A plus is the ability to explain proper professional interaction of reporters with transcribers and court officers in a hypothetical situation.
Prepares students for the court reporting profession and other related jobs. Topics include professional responsibilities and ethics, professional associations, professional image and dress, notary public, reference materials, deposition procedures, transcript preparation and format, marking exhibits, indexing and storing steno notes, and reporting techniques.
court reporting comment...
NCRA sets minimum - that's minimum - requirements and standards for the schools it approves. That does not mean that an NCRA-approved school is better, just that it's met those standards. There are many court reporting schools and programs that have not gone through the NCRA process (by choice) and offer an excellent education. Make sure to conduct your own research when looking for a good source of court reporting education.