Information Reporting Technlgy (IRT)

IRT 140. Legal Terminology. 3 Credit Hours.

This course will teach the student the meaning of legal and Latin terms. It will also cover instruction on civil and criminal law, the judicial system (including discovery, trial, and appellate processes), the legislative process, hearings, and arbitrations, research and citations, and the notary public law.
Prerequisite: Reading Proficiency.

IRT 142. Editing of Legal Documents. 3 Credit Hours.

This course covers the basic rules of English grammar, punctuation, spelling, numbers, capitalization, vocabulary development, proofreading of the spoken word, and the transcription of legal documents.
Prerequisites: IRT 170 and Reading Proficiency.

IRT 173. Information Reporting V. 3 Credit Hours.

This course continues to cover speedbuilding on literary, testimony, medical testimony, and jury charge material with emphasis on accurate transcription. The student will build speed to 180 wpm on testimony, 160 wpm on medical testimony, 160 wpm on jury charge, and 120 wpm on literary.
Prerequisites: IRT 172 and Reading Proficiency.

IRT 174. Information Reporting VI. 3 Credit Hours.

This course continues to cover speedbuilding on literary, testimony, medical testimony, and jury charge material with emphasis on accurate transcription. The student will build speed to 225 wpm on testimony, 200 wpm on medical testimony, 200 wpm on jury charge and 180 wpm on literary.
Prerequisites: IRT 173 and Reading Proficiency.

IRT 201. Principles of Judicial Reporting II. 3 Credit Hours.

This course covers advanced phases of formatting, design, and creating include pages to be inserted in trial, deposition and administrative hearing. The student will receive advanced instruction on developing and using parenthetical phrases, punctuating the spoken word and proofreading techniques. This course will prepare students to be able to produce transcripts for civil, criminal, worker's compensation and federal court.
Prerequisites: IRT 101, IRT 172 and Reading Proficiency.

IRT 253. Workplace Learning: Judicial Reporting. 1 Credit Hour.

This experiential course provides the student the opportunity to apply theory and skills learned in the classroom, learn new skills, and explore career possibilities while supervised by a professional in the field and a faculty member. Students will observe and participate in the function of the Judicial reporter to enhance the preparation for entering the field. The student shall complete 50 verified hours of actual writing time during the internship.
Prerequisites: IRT 174 or one test at 200 wpm testimony and Reading Proficiency.

IRT 257. Advanced Computer-Aided Transcription. 3 Credit Hours.

This course will introduce the student to the advanced applications of the Computer-Aided Transcription (CAT) software for information reporting technology. The student will learn about videotaping in depositions for trial purposes and litigation support.
Prerequisites: IRT 138 and Reading Proficiency.