Associate of Applied Science (Two year program)
The AAS degree in Court Reporting is designed for students to learn realtime stenographic shorthand machine keyboarding, then master writing the spoken word at speeds of 225 plus words per minute through the use of computerized shorthand machines and computer aided transcription (CAT). Upon successful completion of the program, students will be prepared to meet the minimum requirements for professional employment in the following areas: court and hearing reporting at county, state, and federal levels; self-employment for freelance reporting; realtime reporting for broadcast captioning and/or CART for the hearing impaired; and scoping..
This program provides the student the opportunity to:
- develop the relevant skills for gainful employment in the fields of court reporting.
- understand what pertinent information is necessary to produce an error free salable transcript.
The graduate of this program is able to:
- write on a steno machine at 225 wpm at 95% accuracy.
- apply realtime theory to create an electronic file of the spoken word from which a transcript will be produced.
- edit an electronic file of a transcript using CAT software.
- produce a minimum of a 40 page error-free salable transcript of the spoken word.
- Job/Career Fair
A great opportunity for our students to learn more about area businesses. It provides an opportunity for student to explore the major choice options. This event provides a way for students to engage with area business to discuss future career internships/job opportunities. Our alumni are invited to participate which gives students an opportunity to network and learn about the world of work.
- Business Etiquette Luncheon
The luncheon designed to inform students on how to dress and shake hands as well as eating and drinking at a luncheon. It will address small talk and conversation stoppers in additional to conversational zones.
- Court Reporting and Captioning Week
Each February our students participate in National Court Reporting and Captioning Week. During the week, we host guest speakers from various reporting professions, have pizza parties, contests, and other activities.