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Steno Method

It is important for students to have all required equipment, software, and books prior to their first day of class.
Steno Machine:   The following are recommended steno machines that may be purchased or rented:

  • Luminex CSE
  • Elan Cybra
  • Stentura Protege
  • Infinity Traditional
  • Wave

If you have another model you would like to use, just ask the admissions department for our advice.  Steno machines may be purchased at discounted prices at: www.stenoworks.com, www.stenotrader.com, www.acculaw.com, www.stenograph.com, or www.geminiwriter.com

Transcription Software:  Students must also purchase the student version of a computer-aided transcription (CAT) software program. This software provides the technology that translates the language of your steno theory into English.  The software will require a Computer Operating System: PC-based system running Windows 8, 10, or higher. (Apple/Mac computers running Windows are not acceptable.)  Please choose one of the following:

  • Stenograph Corporation: CaseCATalyst:
    Case CATalyst can be purchased for as little as $12 per month. Call Stenograph's toll-free number for more information: 800-323-4247.
  • Advantage Software: Eclipse:
    Eclipse can be purchased on a one time-payment plan.  Call Advantage Software for more information: 800-800-1759.

 

Voice Method

It is important for students to have all required equipment, software, and books prior to their first day of class.
Equipment and Software - The following are required for purchase:

Note: Access this PDF at: www.media.ccr.edu/voice/documents/Setting-Up-Equipment_Installing-Dragon.pdf for setting up your equipment and installing dragon.  Before you install Dragon, please refer to these instructions for "Setting Up Your Equipment" and "Installing Dragon."  Go through the steps to "Set Up Your Equipment" first, then follow the steps under "Installing Dragon" as you install the Dragon software.  Once Dragon is installed, please do not use it until classes start.

  • Ear Buds or Headphones that can be plugged into the sound port of the Andrea USB Sound Card
  • Required Textbooks:
    • EV360 Educational Solutions - Voice Reporting – $95.00.  A pdf of your book will be provided.  The cost of the book will be charged to your student account.

  • Computer with the following minimum specifications (NOTE: Students have had issues with HP and Acer models, so consider other models):
    • Processor: i7 or higher
    • Hard Drive: solid state or 7200 rpm Rotational Speed
    • RAM Memory: minimum of 16 gigabytes.  More memory the better.
    • At least two USB ports (one being designated for the Andrea sound card needed).
  • Microsoft Word or other equivalent word processing software.

Transcription Software:  Students must also purchase the student version of a computer-aided transcription (CAT) software program. This software provides the technology that translates your voice theory and formats your transcripts. The software will require a Computer Operating System: PC-based system running Windows 8, 10, or higher. (Apple/Mac computers running Windows are not acceptable.)  Please contact Stenograph for Case CATalyst VP:

  • Stenograph Corporation:  Case CATalyst VP:):
    • You can sign up for Stenograph's low-cost monthly subscription program.  Call Stenograph's toll-free number for more information:  800-323-4247.

 

 

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