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(found programs from 101 schools)


Welcome to the most complete directory on the Web of Court Reporter programs. It contains all the nationally accredited programs, from 101 schools across the country.

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Where there is a court in session, there is a court reporter. Court reporters are essentially great listeners, tasked with providing an extremely accurate report of the events of a trial or meeting. In addition to working in court rooms and law offices, court reporters also often hold positions at television studios where they are in charge of closed captioning.


Court Reporter Job Description

Court reporters may be employed by a court or legal office or may work freelance for a variety of legal clients. Any formal legal proceeding, from a private meeting in a judge's chambers to a large-scale trial in a courtroom, requires the services of a court reporter. Breaking it down to the bare basics, a court reporter's job consists of documenting official legal proceedings by creating verbatim transcripts of all statements - that includes every word said, as well as notes on physical and emotional gestures. Getting every word right is essential.

Most court reporters work using a stenotype machine connected to a computer. This machine allows them to note more than one key at a time and later turn notes into legible print. In other cases, a court reporter may use voice writing, repeating proceedings word-for-word into a special microphone, in order to record the trial or meeting.


Court Reporter Requirements

Court reporters are generally required to have formal education, including an associate or bachelor's degree. This training teaches future court reporters how to use the complicated technology necessary for the job and also covers important details like courtroom procedure and legal terminology.

The practice afforded by these training programs also ensures that future court reporters will be able to keep up in the courtroom: the National Court Reporters Association (NCRA) certifies court reporter training programs which require graduates to be capable of typing at least 225 words per minute. Training to become a court reporter can take about 33 months as students master the skills needed for the stenotype.


Court Reporter Career Outlook

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics projects an excellent job outlook for court reporters due in part to the retiring of older reporters and a diminished interest in the profession by job seekers. BLS data of 2012 reports the median annual salary for this position is $53,010, with government jobs offering the best opportunities. These days there are fewer trained stenotypists; instead the use of voice writing has become more widespread. Some courts, though, prefer traditional stenotypists, which means that someone with that particular skill would be in high-demand.


Court Reporter Trends

While many careers have been downsized, court reporting is expected to have more job openings than applicants. This projection translates to excellent job prospects and low competition. While courts and television stations, for example, still require the skills of a trained court reporter, qualified candidates can be hard to find. Someone with the appropriate training should be able to easily secure a position.


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Alabama

Prince Institute (Montgomery, AL)
Programs Offered:

Associate Degree - CART/Captioning, Associate Degree - CART/Captioning (online), Associate Degree - Judicial Reporting, Associate Degree - Judicial Reporting (online), Associate Degree - Professional Transcription, Associate Degree - Professional Transcription (online), Certificate - Scoping/Proofreading (online)
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Alaska

University of Alaska-Anchorage (Anchorage, AK)
Programs Offered:

Justice Bachelor of Arts
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Arizona

Fortis College (Phoenix, AZ)
Programs Offered:

Certificate - Court Reporting
Northern Arizona University (Flagstaff, AZ)
Programs Offered:

Criminology and Criminal Justice - BS (online), Justice Studies - BS (online), Sociology - BS (online)
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California

Ashford University Online (San Diego, CA)
Programs Offered:

MS Criminal Justice (online)
Bryan University (Gold River, CA / Los Angeles, CA)
Programs Offered:

Associates in Court Reporting, Associates in Court Reporting (online)
Cerritos College (Norwalk, CA)
Programs Offered:

Associate in Arts - Court Reporting and Captioning Careers, Certificate of Completion - Court Reporting - Beginning Realtime Captioner/Broadcast Captioning, Certificate of Completion - Court Reporting - CART Reporter/Realtime Captioner, Certificate of Completion - Court Reporting - Certified Realtime Reporter, Certificate of Completion - Court Reporting - Proofreader - Court Reporting Method, Certificate of Completion - Court Reporting - Realtime Rapid Text Entry, Certificate of Completion - Court Reporting - Scopist for Court Reporters, Certificate of Completion - Court Reporting/Computerized Shorthand, Certificate of Completion - Proofreader - Court Reporting Method, Certificate of Completion - Scopist for Court Reporters
Charles A. Jones Career & Education Center (Sacramento, CA)
Programs Offered:

Certificate - Court Reporting
College of Marin (Kentfield, CA)
Programs Offered:

Associate of Science - Court Reporting
Grossmont College (El Cajon, CA)
Programs Offered:

Associate of Science - Legal Systems / Court Management
Humphreys College (Stockton, CA)
Programs Offered:

Associate in Arts - Court Reporting, Associate in Science - Court Reporting, Associate of Arts - Court Reporting, Associate of Science - Court Reporting, Bachelor of Science - Court Reporting - CSR (Online) (online), Bachelor of Science - Court Reporting, Bachelor of Science - Court Reporting (online), Certificate of Completion - Court Reporting
Sage College (Moreno Valley, CA)
Programs Offered:

Associate of Applied Science - Court Reporting, Diploma - Court Reporting
San Diego State University-Imperial Valley Campus (Calexico, CA)
Programs Offered:

Certificate - Court Interperting
Sierra College (Rocklin, CA)
Programs Offered:

Associate of Arts/Associate of Science - Administration of Justice - Courts
Sierra Valley Business College (Fresno, CA)
Programs Offered:

Career Training - Court Reporting, Certificate - Court Reporting
South Coast College (Orange, CA)
Programs Offered:

Certificate - Court Reporting
Taft College (Taft, CA)
Programs Offered:

Associate of Science - Court Reporting, Certificate of Achievement - Court Reporting
West Valley College (Saratoga, CA)
Programs Offered:

Associate of Science - Court Reporting, Certificate of Achievement - Court Reporting
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Colorado

Community College of Aurora (Aurora, CO)
Programs Offered:

Certificate - Criminal Justice Court Services
Prince Institute (Westminster, CO)
Programs Offered:

Associate Degree - CART/Captioning, Associate Degree - CART/Captioning (online), Associate Degree - Court and Realtime Reporting, Associate Degree - Judicial Reporting (online), Associate Degree - Professional Transcription (online), Certificate - Scoping/Proofreading (online)
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Connecticut

GateWay Community College (New Haven, CT)
Programs Offered:

Associate of Applied Science - Real-time Reporting - Broadcast Captioning, Associate of Applied Science - Real-time Reporting - CART, Certificate of Completion - Real-time Reporting - Broadcast Captioning, Certificate of Completion - Real-time Reporting - CART
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Florida

Atlantic Technical Center (Coconut Creek, FL)
Programs Offered:

Certificate - Court Reporting
Key College (Dania Beach, FL)
Programs Offered:

Certificate - Court Reporting, Certificate - Real Time Court Reporting
Miami Dade College (Miami, FL)
Programs Offered:

Associate of Science - Court Reporting Technology
Sheridan Technical Center (Hollywood, FL)
Programs Offered:

Certificate - Court Reporting / Legal Transcription, Certificate - Court Reporting/Legal Transcription
Stenotype Institute (Jacksonville, FL)
Programs Offered:

Certificate - Court Reporting
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Georgia

Brown College of Court Reporting (Atlanta, GA)
Programs Offered:

Certificate - Court Reporting, Certificate and Associate of Applied Science Degree in Court Reporting-Stenography , Certificate in Court Reporting-Voice Writing
Iverson Institute (Atlanta, GA)
Programs Offered:

Certificate - Court Reporting
Shorter University (Rome, GA)
Programs Offered:

Bachelor Of Science / Arts In Criminal Justice (online)
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Hawaii

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Illinois

MacCormac College (Chicago, IL)
Programs Offered:

Associate in Applied Science - Court Reporting, Associate of Applied Science - Court Reporting
Midstate College (Peoria, IL)
Programs Offered:

Bachelor of Science - Realtime Reporting
Prince Institute (Schaumburg, IL)
Programs Offered:

Associate Degree - CART/Captioning (online), Associate Degree - Judicial Reporting (online), Associate Degree - Professional Transcription (online), Certificate - Scoping/Proofreading (online)
South Suburban College (South Holland, IL)
Programs Offered:

Associate in Applied Science - Court Reporting/Verbatim Technology, Associate of Applied Science - Court Reporting, Certificate - Court Reporting/Verbatim Technology Basic, Certificate - Court Reporting/Verbatim Technology Machine Shorthand Secretarial, Certificate - Court Reporting/Verbatim Technology, Certificate - Court Reporting
Sparks College (Shelbyville, IL)
Programs Offered:

Certificate - Court Reporting (online)
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Indiana

Calumet College of St. Joseph (Whiting, IN)
Programs Offered:

Associate of Science - Probation, Parole and Courts, Bachelor of Science - Probation, Parole and Courts
College of Court Reporting Inc (Hobart, IN)
Programs Offered:

Associate of Applied Science - Court Reporting, Associate of Applied Science - Court Reporting (online)
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Iowa

AIB College of Business (Des Moines, IA)
Programs Offered:

Bachelor of Science - Court Reporting
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Kansas

Grantham University (Lenexa, KS)
Programs Offered:

AA - Criminal Justice (online), BA - Criminal Justice (online)
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Louisiana

Bossier Parish Community College (Bossier City, LA)
Programs Offered:

Associate of Applied Science - Criminal Justice - Legal Systems
Mid City College (Baton Rouge, LA)
Programs Offered:

Certificate - Court Reporting, Certificate - Court Reporting (online)
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Maine

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Michigan

Academy of Court Reporting (Clawson, MI)
Programs Offered:

Career Training - Court Reporting, Certificate - Court Reporting
Michigan State University (East Lansing, MI)
Programs Offered:

Masters in Criminal Justice - Specializations available in Judicial Administration and Security Management (online)
Oakland Community College (Bloomfield Hills, MI)
Programs Offered:

Associate in Applied Science - Court and Caption Reporting, Associate of Applied Science - Court and Caption Reporting, Certificate - Court and Caption Reporting
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Minnesota

Minnesota School of Business (Shakopee, MN / Waite Park, MN)
Programs Offered:

Associate of Applied Science - Court (online)
Rasmussen College Online (Mankato, MN)
Programs Offered:

Accelerated Criminal Justice Bachelors Degree-Completion Program - Leadership and Management Specialization (online), Paralegal Associate (online), Paralegal Certificate (online)
University of Minnesota (Minneapolis, MN)
Programs Offered:

B.A. - Sociology of Law, Criminology, and Deviance
Walden University (Minneapolis, MN)
Programs Offered:

BS in Human Services - Courts and the Legal System (online)
Walden University (Minneapolis, MN)
Programs Offered:

Doctor of Social Work (DSW) - Criminal Justice (online), Justice Administration-Advanced (online), Law (online), Master of Public Administration - Criminal Justice (online), Master of Public Administration - Law and Public Policy (online), Master of Public Policy (MPP)- Law and Public Policy (online), Master of Science (M.S.) in Criminal Justice - General (online), Master of Science (M.S.) in Criminal Justice - Law and Public Policy (online), Master of Science (M.S.) in Criminal Justice - Self-Designed (online), Master of Science (M.S.) in Criminal Justice Leadership and Executive Management - Law and Public Policy (online), Master of Science (M.S.) in Criminal Justice Leadership and Executive Management - Policy Analysis (online), Master of Science (M.S.) in Criminal Justice (online), Master of Science (M.S.) in Human and Social Services - Criminal Justice (online), Ph.D. in Criminal Justice (online), Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration - Criminal Justice (online), Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration - Law and Public Policy (online), Ph.D. in Social Work - Criminal Justice (online)
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Mississippi

Hinds Community College (Raymond, MS)
Programs Offered:

Associate of Applied Science - Court Reporting Technology, Certificate - Court Reporting Technology
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New Hampshire

Southern New Hampshire University (Manchester, NH)
Programs Offered:

MBA - Justice Studies (online)
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New Jersey

Stenotech Career Institute (Fairfield, NJ / Piscataway, NJ)
Programs Offered:

Certificate - Deposition and Court Reporting
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New York

Business Informatics Center Inc (Valley Stream, NY)
Programs Offered:

Associate of Science - Court Reporting
Long Island Business Institute (Flushing, NY)
Programs Offered:

Associate of Science - Court Reporting
New York Career Institute (New York, NY)
Programs Offered:

Associate in Occupational Studies - Stenotype Court Reporter, Associate of Science - Stenotype Court Reporting, Certificate - Stenotype Hearing Reporting, Certificate - Stenotype Stenographer
SUNY-College of Technology at Alfred (Alfred, NY)
Programs Offered:

Associate Degree - Court Reporting, Certificate - Court Reporting
SUNY-Erie Community College (Buffalo, NY)
Programs Offered:

Associate of Applied Science - Court Reporting
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North Carolina

Catawba Valley Community College (Hickory, NC)
Programs Offered:

Certificate - Court Reporting
Miller-Motte College (Cary, NC)
Programs Offered:

Criminal Justice - Associate of Applied Science (online), Criminal Justice - Bachelor of Science (online)
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Ohio

Academy of Court Reporting (Cleveland, OH / Columbus, OH)
Programs Offered:

Associate of Applied Science - Court Reporting, Certificate - Court Reporting
Clark State Community College (Springfield, OH)
Programs Offered:

Associate of Applied Science - Court Broadcast Captioning/CART, Certificate - Judicial Reporting Scopist
Cuyahoga Community College (Cleveland, OH)
Programs Offered:

Associate of Applied Business - Captioning and Court Reporting, Certificate - Court Reporting Technologies
Stautzenberger College (Maumee, OH)
Programs Offered:

Associate of Applied Business - Court Reporting, Associate of Arts in Business - Court Reporting
Stautzenberger College-Brecksville (Brecksville, OH)
Programs Offered:

Associate of Applied Business - Court Reporting, Certificate - Court Reporting
The University of Findlay (Findlay, OH)
Programs Offered:

Certificate - Legal Courts
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Oklahoma

Tulsa Tech (Tulsa, OK)
Programs Offered:

Career Training - Court Reporter
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Oregon

Sumner College (Portland, OR)
Programs Offered:

Associate Degree - Court Reporting, Diploma - Court Reporting
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Pennsylvania

Academy of Court Reporting (Pittsburgh, PA)
Programs Offered:

Certificate - Court Reporting
Community College of Allegheny County (Pittsburgh, PA)
Programs Offered:

Associate Degree - Court Reporting, Certificate - Court Reporting
Fortis College (Forty Fort, PA)
Programs Offered:

Certificate - Court Reporting
Harrisburg Area Community College (Harrisburg, PA)
Programs Offered:

Career Associate - Court & Realtime Reporting, Certificate - Court & Realtime Reporting
Luzerne County Community College (Nanticoke, PA)
Programs Offered:

Associate of Applied Science - Court Reporting/Captioning, Associate of Applied Science - Court Reporting
Orleans Technical Institute (Philadelphia, PA)
Programs Offered:

Associate of Applied Science - Court Reporting, Certificate - Court Reporting
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South Carolina

Midlands Technical College (West Columbia, SC)
Programs Offered:

Certificate - Court Reporting
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Texas

Alvin Community College (Alvin, TX)
Programs Offered:

Associate of Applied Science - Court Reporting, Certificate - Court Reporting, Certificate - Scopist: Court Reporting
Arlington Career Institute (Grand Prairie, TX)
Programs Offered:

Certificate - Court Reporting, Certificate - Stenograph Court Reporting
Court Reporting Institute of St. Louis (Dallas, TX)
Programs Offered:

Associate of Applied Science - Court Reporting, Associate of Applied Science - Court Reporting (online)
Del Mar College (Corpus Christi, TX)
Programs Offered:

Associate in Applied Science - Court Reporting, Associate of Applied Science - Court Reporting
El Paso Community College (El Paso, TX)
Programs Offered:

Associate of Applied Science - Court Reporting
Iverson Institute (Arlington, TX)
Programs Offered:

Associate of Science - Court Reporting, Certificate - Court Reporting
Kilgore College (Kilgore, TX)
Programs Offered:

Associate of Applied Science - Court Reporting/Scopist, Associate of Applied Science - Court Reporting, Certificate - Court Reporting/Scopist, Certificate - Court Reporting
Kussad Institute of Court Reporting (Austin, TX)
Programs Offered:

Associate of Applied Science - Court Reporting, Certificate - Court Reporting
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Utah

Eagle Gate College (Layton, UT / Murray, UT)
Programs Offered:

Criminal Justice - Bachelors - Layton, UT, Criminal Justice - Bachelors - Murray, UT
Fortis College (Salt Lake City, UT)
Programs Offered:

Certificate - Court Reporting
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Virginia

Fortis Institute (Virginia Beach, VA)
Programs Offered:

Career Training - Court Reporting