Course

Computerized Voice-to-Text Theory

Course ID: VT 100

This course covers voice-to-text theory and develops the foundation for voice writing.  The student will focus on how to speak properly and learn how to develop and establish a consistent voice in order to improve speech recognition.  Students will learn to speak at 140 words per minute (wpm) with 85-100 realtime accuracy.  Grades for this course will be based on skill, speed, realtime accuracy and knowledge.

48 contact hoursPrerequisite: None

 

Computerized Voice-to-Text Speed Development 1

Course ID: VT 201

Students will continue to develop their voice-to-text speech and technique skills.  They will be in a minimum of 15 hours of financial internet calls and multi-voice speed dictations.  Grades for this course will be based on skill, speed, realtime accuracy and punctuation grades on transcribed material tests.  They should pass at least one twenty-minute financial internet call with 85% realtime accuracy or better at a minimum of 180 wpm.  Students will practice on single and two-voice material at controlled speeds of 140 – 180 wpm.

48 contact hoursPrerequisite: VT100

 

Computerized Voice-to-Text Speed Development 2

Course ID: VT 202

Students will continue to develop their voice-to-text speech and recognition skills.  They will be in a minimum of 15 hours of financial internet calls and multi-voice speed dictations.  Grades for this course will be based on skill, speed, realtime accuracy and punctuation grades on transcribed material tests.  They should pass at least one thirty-minute financial internet call with 85% realtime accuracy or better at a minimum speed of  240 wpm.  Students will practice on single and multi-voice material at controlled speeds of 180 – 240wpm.

48 contact hoursPrerequisite: VT100, VT201

 

Voice Captioning Internship

Course ID: VT 300

This course covers voice-to-text theory and develops the foundation for voice writing.  The student will focus on how to speak Students begin an on-the-job internship and spend 10 hours of actual time under supervision that will include 3 hours of research and word development and 8 hours of voice-to-text captioning.  Interns will apply all aspects of captioning and producing captions as a broadcast captioner.   Students will submit two unedited financial calls of totaling one hour or unedited realtime captioned translation of five hours in each of the following categories: financial calls, television and government meetings which will be reviewed and graded by the instructor.

10 contact hoursPrerequisite: VT 100, VT 201 & VT 202

 

Technology 1

Course ID: VT 400

Students will be taught basic computer skills to include working with Dragon Naturally Speaking software Edition 13.  Basic Windows operating skills will be taught.

24 contact hoursPrerequisite: None

 

English Grammar and Punctuation 1

Course ID: VT 401

This is a course that focuses on the application of punctuation, grammar, spelling, capitalization, vocabulary development and number usage within the context of  the spoken English language and proofreading of printed dictated material.

48 contact hoursPrerequisite: None

 

Voice Captioning Applications 1

Course ID: VT 301

The purpose of this course is to impart the skills and knowledge necessary to become a qualified realtime closed captioner.  The focus of this course will be on tools of the trade, computer skills, trouble management and pre- and post-test banks.  Students will concentrate on Internet calls to include financial and CART.

48 contact hoursPrerequisite: VT400, VT100, VT201

 

Voice Captioning Applications 2

Course ID: VT 302

This course will impart the skills and knowledge necessary to become a qualified realtime closed captioner.  The focus of this course will be on tools of the trade, computer skills, trouble management and testing in the area of live television captioning.  Students will continue to improve in on Internet live and delayed captioning.

48 contact hoursPrerequisite: VT301