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Graduates are educated for interesting and challenging positions of responsibility and trust as official, freelance, legislative reporters, and realtime reporters. Students receiving their Associate of Applied Science degree in Court Reporting must complete all requirements for all classes, as well as all graduation requirements listed in the catalog. This program meets or exceeds all requirements of the National Court Reporters Association. Students must take at least 12 credit hours per semester to qualify as a full-time student.

Program Information

  • Academic Level: Undergraduate
  • Academic Credential: A.A.S. Degree
  • Delivery: Online and Onsite
  • Length of Program: 7 semesters
  • Normal Time Frame to Complete: 28 months
  • Maximum Time Frame to Complete: 44 months
  • Credit Hours: 85
  • Accepts Transfer of Credit: Yes
  • NCRA Certified Program: Yes

Graduation Requirements

To be eligible for an associate degree in court reporting, a student must meet the following requirements:

  1. Earn 85 hours of credit for court reporting in machine shorthand, word processing, and other specified courses.  The student must complete the following specific requirements:
    • Pass nine 5-minute dictation tests from unfamiliar material with at least 95 percent accuracy in the following categories: three 180 literary tests, three 200 jury charge tests, three 225 two-voice testimony tests following the college's exit speed requirement policy;
    • Transcribe simulated CSR/RPR skills tests at 180 literary, 200 jury charge, 225 testimony with no more than 3.75 hours transcription time (75 minutes per test);
    • Transcribe a simulated Certified Realtime Reporter (CRR) test at 180-200 words per minute for five minutes;
    • Produce a ten-page, first-pass transcript with 95 percent translation within two hours using CAT software;
    • Pass two 5-minute keyboarding tests at 60 net words per minute on unfamiliar material;
    • Complete an internship consisting of 60 actual hours of writing time on the shorthand machine and transcribe at least 50 pages from the internship experience;
    • Pass Communications, Foundations of Language and Writing, word processing, Medical Terminology, Foundations of Law, Court Reporting Transcript Preparation, Court Reporting Procedures, Modern History, Culture & Society, Human Relations, Technology I, Vocabulary and Usage, introduction to captioning, CSR/RPR Preparation, and complete the court reporting internship.
  2. Students who repeat an SH (speedbuilding) course or exceed the standard time frame may be required to take remedial courses or electives each semester. Recommended electives are:  captioning courses, machine shorthand electives or additional English\communications courses.
  3. Students must achieve an overall cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 in all courses completed.
  4. Students enrolled in court reporting and required academic classes online meet the same requirements in all classes as students enrolled in courses onsite at the College of Court Reporting.

Suggested Schedule

A sample schedule is as follows:

7 Semesters -- 85 Credit Hours
(Courses identified as General Education are indicated with an asterisk.)

Semester 1:  Credits
*C110 Foundations of Language and Writing 3
SH100 Theory I  6
*LT200 Foundations of Law 3
   
Total Credits 12

Semester 2:  Credits
*C100 Communications 3
*C160 Culture & Society 3
SH120 Theory II 6
Total Credits 12

Semester 3:  Credits
T110 Court Reporting Transcript Production 3
MT100 Medical Terminology/Related Anatomy   3
SH130 Speedbuilding III (80/100/120/140) 6
Total Credits 12

Semester 4:  Credits
*C210 Human Relations 3
T210 Introduction to Realtime Technology 3
SH200 Speedbuilding IV (100/120/140/160) 6
Total Credits 12

Semester 5:  Credits
CR200 Court Reporting Procedures 3
CR210 Technology I  3
SH220 Speedbuilding V (120/140/160/180) 6
Total Credits 12

Semester 6:  Credits
CR280 CSR/RPR Preparation  3
TE201 The Captioning Environment and Producing Captions   3
SH230 Speedbuilding VI  (140/160/180/200) 6
Total Credits 12

Semester 7:  Credits
CR290 Courtroom/Court Reporting Practicum   1
C150 Vocabulary and Usage     3
C260 Modern History           3
SH240 Speedbuilding VII (160/180/200/225) 6
Total Credits 13

Course Descriptions

Students are placed in SH (machine shorthand) levels each semester. All courses include specific requirements, such as transcription, five-minute dictation test requirements, realtime writing, and a review of punctuation rules. SH100 and SH120 are the basic computerized machine shorthand theory courses that are required courses for court reporting students attending the College of Court Reporting.

SH130, SH200, SH220, SH230, and SH240 are courses where students are placed in appropriate speedbuilding classes of court reporting testimony, literary, jury charge and legal opinion, and medical classes. In order to give students the most effective means of skill and speed development, students are placed in skill-building classes according to their tested shorthand speed. The requirements and grades from these speedbuilding classes are averaged to give students credit for the SH levels they are enrolled in each semester.

Online students will be online in a variety of situations such as dictation, chat rooms, etc., which is the same amount of time that onsite students are in class each week. In addition to the online interactive dictation and speedbuilding, online students will submit documented practice from CDs, audio and video dictation, textbook, straight copy, and other materials as assigned by their instructor.

 
SH100 - Theory I 6 Credits
This is an introduction to realtime theory. Students will develop listening and concentration skills. Though there is no speed requirement for SH100, students will be introduced to gradual speedbuilding with a high degree of accuracy. Grades for this course will be based on skill and knowledge. Prerequisite: None.
 
SH120 - Theory II 6 Credits
This is a continuation of SH100, Theory I. Students will continue to master theory of the shorthand. Students will develop listening and concentration skills. Students will continue to speedbuild with a high degree of accuracy. Grades for this course will be based on skill and knowledge. Prererquisite: SH100.
 
SH130 - Speedbuilding III 6 Credits
Students develop their skill and speed development in literary, medical, jury charge and legal opinion, and court reporting testimony. Students will be in a variety of speedbuilding classes a minimum of six hours a week and will be required to devote a minimum of 18 hours per week on skill and speed development. They will receive weekly transcription assignments. Grades for this course will be on skill, weekly transcription, and punctuation grades on dictation evaluations. Prerequisite: SH120.
 
SH131 - 60-80 Skillbuilder I 3 Credits
Students will be enrolled in speedbuilding classes three hours a week for 15 weeks for this elective. The classes will develop speed and skill to meet the speed prerequisites for SH200. They will consist of literary, jury charge, legal opinion, and/or testimony. Credit will be awarded on class attendance in SH131 and speed progress. Prerequisite: SH130.
 
SH132 - 60-80 Skillbuilder II 3 Credits
Students will be enrolled in speedbuilding classes three hours a week for 15 weeks for this elective. The classes will develop speed and skill to meet the speed prerequisites for SH200.  They will consist of literary, jury charge, legal opinion, and/or testimony.  Credit will be awarded on class attendance in SH132 and speed progress. Prerequisite: SH131.
 
SH200 - Speedbuilding IV 6 Credits
Students will continue to develop their technology skills and speed development during the fourth semester of their training. They will be in a minimum of six hours of live dictation in literary, medical, jury charge and legal opinion, and court reporting testimony and will be required to devote a minimum of 18 hours per week on skill and speed development. They will receive weekly transcription assignments. Grades for this course will be based on skill, weekly transcriptions, and punctuation grades on dictation evaluations. Prerequisite: SH130.
 
SH201 - 100-120 Skillbuilder I 3 Credits
Students will continue to develop their computerized machine shorthand technology skills and speed development during the fourth semester of their training. They will be in a minimum of eight hours of live dictation in literary, medical, jury charge and legal opinion, and court reporting testimony. Students will be in a variety of speedbuilding classes a minimum of 8 hours every week and will be required to devote a minimum of 18 hours per week on skill and speed development. They will receive weekly transcription assignments. Grades for this course will be based on shorthand skill, weekly transcriptions, and punctuation grades on dictation evaluations. Prerequisite: SH200.
 
SH202 - 100-120 Skillbuilder II 3 Credits
Students will be enrolled in speedbuilding classes three hours a week for 15 weeks for this elective. The classes will develop speed and skill to meet the prerequisites for SH220. They will consist of literary, jury charge, legal opinion, and/or testimony. Credit will be awarded on class attendance in SH202 and speed progress. Prerequisite: SH201.
 
SH220 - Speedbuilding V 6 Credits
Students will begin high-speed dictation classes.  Students will be in a variety of speedbuilding classes a minimum of six hours a week and will be required to devote a minimum of 18 hours per week on skill and speed development. They will receive weekly transcription assignments.  Grades for this course will be based on skill, weekly transcriptions, and punctuation grades on dictation evaluations. Prerequisite: SH200.
 
SH221 - 140-160 Skillbuilder I 3 Credits
Students will be enrolled in speedbuilding classes three hours a week for 15 weeks for this elective. The classes will develop speed and skill to meet the prerequisites for SH230. They will consist of literary, jury charge, legal opinion, and/or testimony. Credit will be awarded on class attendance in SH221 and progress in SH220. Prerequisite: SH220.
 
SH222 - 140-160 Skillbuilder II 3 Credits
Students will be enrolled in speedbuilding classes three hours a week for 15 weeks for this elective. The classes will develop speed and skill to meet the prerequisites for SH230. They will consist of literary, jury charge, legal opinion, and/or testimony. Credit will be awarded on class attendance in SH222 and progress in SH220. Prerequisite: SH221.
 
SH230 - Speedbuilding VI 6 Credits
Students will continue with high-speed dictation classes. Students will be in a variety of speedbuilding classes a minimum of six hours a week and will be required to devote a minimum of 18 hours per week on skill and speed development. Students will take simulated Certified Realtime Reporter (CRR) tests, and they will transcribe ten pages of transcript in two hours with 95 percent accuracy involving multiple speakers. Grades for this course will be based on skill, weekly transcriptions, and punctuation grades on dictation. Prerequisite: SH220.
 
SH231 - 160-180 Skillbuilder I 3 Credits
Students will be enrolled in speedbuilding classes three hours a week for 15 weeks for this elective. The classes will develop speed and skill to meet the prerequisites for SH240. They will consist of literary, jury charge, legal opinion, and/or testimony. Credit will be awarded on class attendance in SH231 and progress in SH230. Prerequisite: SH230.
 
SH232 - 160-180 Skillbuilder II 3 Credits
Students will be enrolled in speedbuilding classes three hours a week for 15 weeks for this elective. The classes will develop speed and skill to meet the prerequisites for SH240. They will consist of literary, jury charge, legal opinion, and/or testimony. Credit will be awarded on class attendance in SH232 and progress in SH230. Prerequisite: SH231.
 
SH240 - Speedbuilding VII 6 Credits

Students will complete all skill-development and speed requirements. Students will be in a variety of speedbuilding classes a minimum of six hours a week and will be required to devote a minimum of 18 hours per week on skill and speed development. Students will turn in at least two transcriptions per week on skill and speed development. They will receive weekly transcription assignments. Grades for this course will be based on shorthand skill, weekly transcription, and punctuation grades on dictation evaluations.

To fulfill the court reporting graduation requirements for SH240, students must complete the following: pass three tests at each of the exit speeds at 180 literary, 200 jury charge/legal opinion, and 225 two-voice testimony; take a simulated CRR test at a speed of 180 to 200 wpm literary; prepare a salable ten-page transcript utilizing CAT software in two hours with 95 percent accuracy involving multiple speakers; and transcribe a simulated CSR/RPR skills test at 180 literary, 200 jury charge, and 225 two-voice testimony with no more than 3.75 hours transcription time (75 minutes per test). Prerequisite: SH230.

 
SH241 - 200-225 Skillbuilder I 3 Credits

Students will be enrolled in speedbuilding classes three hours a week for 15 weeks for this elective. The classes will develop speed and skill to meet the exit speed requirements. They will consist of literary, jury charge, legal opinion, and/or testimony. Credit will be awarded on class attendance in SH241 and progress toward exit speed requirements. Prerequisite: SH240.

 
SH242 - 200-225 Skillbuilder II 3 Credits

Students will be enrolled in speedbuilding classes three hours a week for 15 weeks for this elective. The classes will develop speed and skill to meet the exit speed requirements. They will consist of literary, jury charge, legal opinion, and/or testimony. Credit will be awarded on class attendance in SH242 and progress toward exit speed requirements. Prerequisite: SH241.

 
CR200 - Court Reporting Procedures 3 Credits

This is a course that prepares students to work as a court reporter.  They will learn how to transcribe multi-voice dictation using various acceptable forms.  They will understand their role in the judicial process and learn the difference between reporting trials, depositions, statements, and hearings.  They will learn to interrupt a speaker, various oaths for swearing a witness, research citations, report voir dire, set up a library and use reference materials, study the NCRA Code of Ethics, report on interpreted proceedings, certified questions, and prepare a deposition transcript.

Students discuss video applications for court reporters, realtime transcribing, and the latest technological advances in court reporting including, an overview in litigation support and its role in the judicial process. 
Students will transcribe ten pages of transcript in two hours with 95 percent accuracy involving multiple speakers.  They will discuss the profession and related job opportunities.

Students will create a formbook which includes various title pages, indexes, and certificates from various freelance and official reporters.  Students will review legal terminologies and have quizzes over legal words, which have been assigned.  Prerequisites: SH110, CR100, and CR110 or T210 

 
CR210 - Technology I
3 Credits

This is a second-level course in the usage of computer-aided transcription software. This course is intended to strengthen students’ knowledge in translation and fully editing transcripts, using features such as macros, keyboard maps, additional speaker identification options, creation and automatic insertion of include files, and indexing. Prerequisites: T110 and SH130

 
CR280 - CSR/RPR Preparation 3 Credits
This is a course for advanced court reporting students preparatory to entering the court reporting field as a certified court reporter. During the second year of school, students will prepare for the national test, the Registered Professional Reporter (RPR), and state tests, the Certified Shorthand Reporter (CSR). They will review all academics and take previous tests for review and evaluation. These tests will be given once a week during the 15-week semester. To prepare for the weekly tests, students will review punctuation, grammar, spelling, word usage, legal and medical terminologies, court reporting procedures, technology, and court reporting ethics. Prerequisites: C100, C110, LT200, MT100, SH220, CR200, CR210, and SH220; or CR120, CR210, LT200, MT100, and SH220.
 
CR290 - Courtroom/Court Reporting Practicum 1 Credit
Students begin an on-the-job internship when they pass the five-minute 180 wpm two-voice testimony SAP requirement.  Students will spend 60 hours of actual time writing on the shorthand machine under the supervision of working reporters.  Interns will apply all aspects of court reporting procedures: swearing in witnesses, marking exhibits, making a title page, index page, certification page, direct and cross-examination, and parentheticals.  They will learn to mark, index, and store notes.  Students will transcribe at least 50 pages of a trial and/or deposition, which may be reviewed by the official or freelance reporter and graded by the court reporting instructor.  Prerequisites: T210/T110 and CR200, or CR120, and one 5-minute 180 wpm two-voice testimony SAP requirement.
 
C100 - Communications 3 Credits
This is a college-level developmental writing and communications course that includes analysis of common writing criteria, such as punctuation, sentence structure, paragraph development, essays, and reports. Prerequisite: None.
 
C110 - Foundations of Language and Writing 3 Credits
This is a college-level English course with emphasis on rhetoric, composition and essay writing, communication, and speech. Students will study and review English grammar and parts of speech, develop proofreading skills, and utilize this in their writing. Prerequisite: None.
 
C150 - Vocabulary and Usage 3 Credits
This is a vocabulary and usage course for realtime court reporting students. Students will study proper English usage with an emphasis on words that are frequently confused and misused. Prerequisite: None.
 
C160 - Culture and Society 3 Credits
As portrayed in the title of this course, the focus is on culture and society as a constant awareness process. Students will gain a theoretical framework of culture and society by using a variety of research techniques. This course is designed to aid the students in the development of the challenges in critical thinking and the knowledge of various aspects of society. Topics may vary according to current trends and present-day news, but they will include issues involving sports, entertainment, meteorology, and fine arts. Prerequisite: None.
 
C210 - Human Relations 3 Credits
Students in this course develop a real-world perspective to human relations. While learning basic sociological principles, students examine and analyze contemporary issues of human relations and build competencies needed for career and personal success in improving self-confidence, developing relationships, and maintaining a positive attitude. Critical thinking is emphasized through teamwork, role-playing, and applying writing skills. Prerequisite: None.
 
C260 - Modern History 3 Credits
Using periodicals, newspapers, and related reading assignments, students develop the challenges of critical thinking and the knowledge of current events and modern history. They will also learn to apply a variety of research techniques, including the use of the Internet as a research tool. Topics may vary according to current trends and present-day news, but they will include issues involving international, national, state, and local governments, politics, events, economics, and business. Prerequisite: None.
 
LT200 - Foundations of Law 3 Credits
This course is an overview of law covering all major areas of American law and the American legal system, including lectures, case studies, commentaries, and class discussions. Topics include ethics;, legislation; state, federal, and appellate courts; civil, criminal, torts, contacts, property, family law, administrative law;, and legal procedures. Prerequisite: None.
 
MT100 - Medical Terminology/Related Anatomy 3 Credits
This is a medical vocabulary building course. The most common medical terms will be defined to include prefixes, root words, and suffixes. Students will be responsible for spelling, defining, and pronouncing these terms. The course will include basic instruction in the musculoskeletal system and in the body systems and functions. Students will receive instruction related to psychological and physical diseases and drugs and in the use of the Physician's Desk Reference. They will receive instruction in the methods of researching medical information, such as names and descriptions of diseases and drugs. Prerequisite: None.
 
T110 - Court Reporting Transcript Preparation 3 Credits

T110 introduces the concepts of transcript preparation. Students will work through a project book, learning all aspects of preparing legal documents and transcripts for depositions, trials, hearings, and statements. Students should attain a keyboarding speed on unfamiliar material at 60 words per minute with a maximum of five errors on two five-minute timed writings. The two final projects in T110 are created using a word processing program and include the production of a complete trial and deposition transcript, including title page; index; opening and closing statements, if applicable; direct and cross-examinations; parentheticals; colloquy; and certification pages. Prerequisite: SH120, C100, C110

 
T140 - Advanced Word Processing 3 Credits
Students will be placed in this lecture/lab class to learn advanced word processing functions with emphasis on file management, Microsoft wizards, and use of the Internet. They will learn to work with long documents and publications. Prerequisites: T110 or passing of skills assessment test.
 
T210 - Introduction to Realtime Technology 3 Credits

This course prepares students to complete transcripts using basic functionality available in their computer-aided transcription software. By the completion of this course, students will be able to transfer steno notes into their software or write in realtime; translate and edit transcripts; back up, import/export, and print transcript material; modify, create, and use various dictionaries; modify or create and insert files such as title pages and
certificate pages; properly establish speaker identification; and utilize time-saving editing shortcuts. Students will learn to maintain their software and troubleshoot both software and hardware issues. Prerequisites: SH130, C100, C110, and T110

 
TE201 - The Captioning Environment and Producing Captions 3 Credits
The purpose of this course is to impart the skills and knowledge necessary to become a qualified realtime closed captioner. Prerequisite: CR110 for voice-to-text captioning or CR210 and completion of 5-minute 120 wpm requirements for court reporting.

Consumer Information

The U.S. Department of Education requires that the College of Court Reporting provide the following consumer information for the Court Reporting Degree program:

SCHOOL CODE:
OPEID (6-digit)
026158

PROGRAM NAME AND LENGTH:
Dept of Education 6-digit CIP for program
Court Reporting: 22.0303 Audiovisual Communications Technologies/Technicians, Other.: 10.0299
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N\A
Select the credential level for this program:
Court Reporting - Associates of Applied Science
Enter the program length:
Court Reporting A.A.S. -- 28 months

RELATED OCCUPATIONS:
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Court Reporting: 22.0303 Court Reporting/Court Reporter
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Audiovisual Communications Technologies/Technicians, Other.: 10.0299 (Voice Captioning) Court Reporting/Court Reporter
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COST:
Enter the total tuition and required fees for the entire
program completed in normal time:
July 1, 2006 and June 30, 2007: Court Reporting A.A.S-$22,550
July 1, 2007 and June 30, 2008: Court Reporting A.A.S.-$25,525
July 1, 2008 and June 30, 2009: Court Reporting A.A.S.-$27,225
July 1, 2009 and June 30, 2010: Court Reporting A.A.S.-$29,775
July 1, 2010 and June 30, 2011: Court Reporting A.A.S.-$31,900
July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012: Court Reporting A.A.S.-$31,900
July 1, 2012 and June 30, 2013: Court Reporting A.A.S.-$31,900
July 1, 2013 and June 30, 2014: Court Reporting A.A.S.-$31,900
Enter the total estimated costs for books and supplies for the entire program:
Court Reporting A.A.S.-$4,950
Enter the total annual room and board charges for living on campus:
Court Reporting A.A.S.-N\A

DEBT AT PROGRAM COMPLETION FOR TUITION, BOOKS, AND RELATED FEES (REPORTED TO U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION)
Enter the number of students completing the program between July 1, 2006 and June 30, 2007
Court Reporting A.A.S. Completers July 1, 2006 and June 30, 2007: 14
Enter the number of students completing the program between July 1, 2007 and June 30, 2008
Court Reporting A.A.S. Completers July 1, 2007 and June 30, 2008: 10
Enter the number of students completing the program between July 1, 2008 and June 30, 2009
Court Reporting A.A.S. Completers July 1, 2008 and June 30, 2009: 24
Enter the number of students completing the program between July 1, 2009 and June 30, 2010
Court Reporting A.A.S. Completers July 1, 2009 and June 30, 2010: 17
Enter the number of students completing the program between July 1, 2010 and June 30, 2011
Court Reporting A.A.S. Completers July 1, 2010 and June 30, 2011: 16
Number graduating/completing with any student loan debt between July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012
Court Reporting A.A.S. Completers July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012: 20
Number graduating/completing with any student loan debt between July 1, 2012 and June 30, 2013
Court Reporting A.A.S. Completers July 1, 2012 and June 30, 2013: 12
Number graduating/completing with any student loan debt between July 1, 2013 and June 30, 2014
Court Reporting A.A.S. Completers July 1, 2013 and June 30, 2014: 16
   
Number completing with any student loan debt between July 1, 2006 and June 30, 2007
Court Reporting A.A.S. Completers Student Loan Debt for number of completers - July 1, 2006 and June 30, 2007: 11
Number completing with any student loan debt between July 1, 2007 and June 30, 2008
Court Reporting A.A.S. Completers Student Loan Debt for number of completers - July 1, 2007 and June 30, 2008: 10
Number completing with any student loan debt between July 1, 2008 and June 30, 2009
Court Reporting A.A.S. Completers Student Loan Debt for number of completers - July 1, 2008 and June 30, 2009: 18
Number completing with any student loan debt between July 1, 2009 and June 30, 2010
Court Reporting A.A.S. Completers Student Loan Debt for number of completers - July 1, 2009 and June 30, 2010: 14
Number completing with any student loan debt between July 1, 2010 and June 30, 2011
Court Reporting A.A.S. Completers Student Loan Debt for number of completers -  July 1, 2010 and June 30, 2011: 14
Number graduating/completing with any student loan debt between July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012
Court Reporting A.A.S. graduates/graduates/completers Student Loan Debt for number of graduates/graduates/completers - July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012: 15
Number graduating/completing with any student loan debt between July 1, 2012 and June 30, 2013
Court Reporting A.A.S. graduates/graduates/completers Student Loan Debt for number of graduates/graduates/completers - July 1, 2012 and June 30, 2013: 9
Number graduating/completing with any student loan debt between July 1, 2013 and June 30, 2014
Court Reporting A.A.S. graduates/graduates/completers Student Loan Debt for number of graduates/graduates/completers - July 1, 2013 and June 30, 2014: 12
   
   
Median cumulative debt for number completing between July 1, 2006 and June 30, 2007
Court Reporting A.A.S. Completers Median Student Loan Debt - for number of completers July 1, 2006 and June 30, 2007: $19,333.47
Median cumulative debt for number completing between July 1, 2007 and June 30, 2008
Court Reporting A.A.S. Completers Median Student Loan Debt for number of completers - July 1, 2007 and June 30, 2008: $23,238.81
Median cumulative debt for number completing between July 1, 2008 and June 30, 2009
Court Reporting A.A.S. Completers Median Student Loan Debt for number of completers - July 1, 2008 and June 30, 2009: $16,216.92
Median cumulative debt for number completing between July 1, 2009 and June 30, 2010
Court Reporting A.A.S. Completers Median Student Loan Debt for number of completers - July 1, 2009 and June 30, 2010: $23,863.97
Median cumulative debt for number completing between July 1, 2010 and June 30, 2011
Court Reporting A.A.S. Completers Median Student Loan Debt for number of completers -  July 1, 2010 and June 30, 2011: $25,786.60
Median cumulative debt for number graduating/completing between July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012
Court Reporting A.A.S. graduates/graduates/completers Median Student Loan Debt - for number of graduates/graduates/completers July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012: $24,625
Median cumulative debt for number graduating/completing between July 1, 2012 and June 30, 2013
Court Reporting A.A.S. graduates/completers Median Student Loan Debt for number of graduates/completers - between July 1, 2012 and June 30, 2013: $19,900
Median cumulative debt for number graduating/completing between between July 1, 2013 and June 30, 2014
Court Reporting A.A.S. graduates/completers Median Student Loan Debt for number of graduates/completers - between between July 1, 2013 and June 30, 2014: $20,729
   
   
Federal student loan debt for number completing between July 1, 2006 and June 30, 2007
Court Reporting A.A.S. Completers Median Institutional financing plan debt for number of completers - July 1, 2006 and June 30, 2007: $0
Federal student loan debt for number completing between July 1, 2007 and June 30, 2008
Court Reporting A.A.S. Completers Median Federal student loan debt for number of completers - July 1, 2007 and June 30, 2008: $23,238.81
Federal student loan debt for number completing between July 1, 2008 and June 30, 2009
Court Reporting A.A.S. Completers Median Federal student loan debt for number of completers - July 1, 2008 and June 30, 2009: $16,216.92
Federal student loan debt for number completing between July 1, 2009 and June 30, 2010
Court Reporting A.A.S. Completers Median Federal student loan debt for number of completers - July 1, 2009 and June 30, 2010: $23,863.97
Federal student loan debt for number completing between July 1, 2010 and June 30, 2011
Court Reporting A.A.S. Completers Median Federal student loan debt for number of completers - July 1, 2010 and June 30, 2011: $25,786.60
Federal student loan debt for number graduating/completing between July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012
Court Reporting A.A.S. graduates/completers Median Institutional financing plan debt for number of graduates/completers - July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012 : $24,625
Federal student loan debt for number graduating/completing between July 1, 2012 and June 30, 2013
Court Reporting A.A.S. graduates/completers Median Federal student loan debt for number of graduates/completers - between July 1, 2012 and June 30, 2013: $19,900
Federal student loan debt for number graduating/completing between July 1, 2013 and June 30, 2014
Court Reporting A.A.S. graduates/completers Median Federal student loan debt for number of graduates/completers - July 1, 2013 and June 30, 2014: $20,729
   
Private loan debt for number completing between July 1, 2006 and June 30, 2007
Court Reporting A.A.S. Completers Median Private loan debt for number of completers -  July 1, 2006 and June 30, 2007: $0
Private loan debt for number completing between July 1, 2007 and June 30, 2008
Court Reporting A.A.S. Completers Median Private loan debt for number of completers -  July 1, 2007 and June 30, 2008: $0
Private loan debt for number completing between July 1, 2008 and June 30, 2009
Court Reporting A.A.S. Completers Median Private loan debt for number of completers -  July 1, 2008 and June 30, 2009: $0
Private loan debt for number completing between July 1, 2009 and June 30, 2010
Court Reporting A.A.S. Completers Median Private loan debt for number of completers -  July 1, 2009 and June 30, 2010: $0
Private loan debt for number completing between July 1, 2010 and June 30, 2011
Court Reporting A.A.S. Completers Median Private loan debt for number of completers -  July 1, 2010 and June 30, 2011: $0
Private loan debt for number graduating/completing between July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012
Court Reporting A.A.S. graduates/completers Median Private loan debt for number of graduates/completers -  July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012: $0
Private loan debt for number graduating/completing between July 1, 2012 and June 30, 2013
Court Reporting A.A.S. graduates/completers Median Private loan debt for number of graduates/completers -  July 1, 2012 and June 30, 2013: $0
Private loan debt for number graduating/completing between July 1, 2013 and June 30, 2014
Court Reporting A.A.S. graduates/completers Median Private loan debt for number of graduates/completers -  July 1, 2013 and June 30, 2014: $0
   
Institutional financing plan debt for number completing between July 1, 2006 and June 30, 2007
Court Reporting A.A.S. Completers Median Institutional financing plan debt for number of completers - July 1, 2006 and June 30, 2007: $0
Institutional financing plan debt for number completing between July 1, 2007 and June 30, 2008
Court Reporting A.A.S. Completers Median Institutional financing plan debt for number of completers - July 1, 2007 and June 30, 2008: $0
Institutional financing plan debt for number completing between July 1, 2008 and June 30, 2009
Court Reporting A.A.S. Completers Median Institutional financing plan debt for number of completers - July 1, 2008 and June 30, 2009: $0
Institutional financing plan debt for number completing between July 1, 2009 and June 30, 2010
Court Reporting A.A.S. Completers Median Institutional financing plan debt for number of completers - July 1, 2009 and June 30, 2010: $0
Institutional financing plan debt for number completing between July 1, 2010 and June 30, 2011
Court Reporting A.A.S. Completers Median Institutional financing plan debt for number of completers - July 1, 2010 and June 30, 2011: $0
Institutional financing plan debt for number graduating/completing between July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012
Court Reporting A.A.S. graduates/completers Median Institutional financing plan debt for number of graduates/completers - July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012: $0
Institutional financing plan debt for number graduating/completing between July 1, 2012 and June 30, 2013
Court Reporting A.A.S. graduates/completers Median Institutional financing plan debt for number of graduates/completers - July 1, 2012 and June 30, 2013: $0
Institutional financing plan debt for number graduating/completing between July 1, 2013 and June 30, 2014
Court Reporting A.A.S. graduates/completers Median Institutional financing plan debt for number of graduates/completers - July 1, 2013 and June 30, 2014: $0

PROGRAM COMPLETION IN NORMAL TIME:
Enter the normal time in months to complete program as published in your institution catalog:
Court Reporting A.A.S.—28 months
Of the group of students completing the program between the respective reporting periods, the number who completed the program within the normal time reported above:
Court Reporting A.A.S. On-time Completers July 1, 2006 and June 30, 2007: 0
Court Reporting A.A.S. On-time Completers July 1, 2007 and June 30, 2008: 0
Court Reporting A.A.S. On-time Completers July 1, 2008 and June 30, 2009: 9
Court Reporting A.A.S. On-time Completers July 1, 2009 and June 30, 2010: 2
Court Reporting A.A.S. On-time Completers July 1, 2010 and June 30, 2011: 3
Court Reporting A.A.S. On-time Completers July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012: 9
Court Reporting A.A.S. On-time Completers July 1, 2012 and June 30, 2013: 4
Court Reporting A.A.S. On-time Completers July 1, 2013 and June 30, 2014: 6

JOB PLACEMENT - As reported to Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) Annual Institutional Report (AIR) or Updated Since Reporting Deadlines
Placement Requirements:
Prospective Students Must Contact His or Her State of Residence for Employment Eligibility and State Certification Requirements.
Enter the job placement rate for program completers:
Court Reporting A.A.S. Job Placement Rate July 1, 2006 and June 30, 2007: 91.7 percent
Court Reporting A.A.S. Job Placement Rate July 1, 2007 and June 30, 2008: 90 percent
Court Reporting A.A.S. Job Placement Rate July 1, 2008 and June 30, 2009: 83 percent
Court Reporting A.A.S. Job Placement Rate July 1, 2009 and June 30, 2010: 87.5 percent
Court Reporting A.A.S. Job Placement Rate July 1, 2010 and June 30, 2011: 75 percent
Court Reporting A.A.S. Job Placement Rate July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012: 81 percent
Court Reporting A.A.S. Job Placement Rate July 1, 2012 and June 30, 2013: 89 percent
Court Reporting A.A.S. Job Placement Rate July 1, 2013 and June 30, 2014: 77 percent

Tuition and Fees

There is a $50 application (registration) fee. We charge by the credit hour. All of our machine shorthand classes are six credit hours, our academics are three credit hours, and internships are one credit hour. We charge $375 per credit hour for onsite students and $225 per credit hour for onground students.  A monthly payment plan may be arranged whenever necessary. There is no service charge if tuition is paid monthly. A late charge may be assessed when payment is made past the due date. Visa, MasterCard, and Discover may be used for all payments. Financial Aid is also available to those who qualify. The college defines the following based on credit hours enrolled:

  • 12+ Credits = Full-time
  • 9 to 11 Credits = Three-quarter time
  • 6 to 8 Credits = Half-time
  • 1 to 5 Credits = Less than half-time

All tuition, books, and fees are due by the end of the fourth week of the semester. Students who cannot pay their tuition in full by the due date must make payment arrangements through a payment plan with the director of student services. There is no service charge if tuition is paid monthly. A late charge may be assessed when payment is made past the due date. Discover, Visa, and MasterCard may be used for all payments. A full refund will be made to any student who cancels the enrollment contract within six business days after the enrollment agreement is signed. After expiration of the six business days cancellation privilege, the school will retain the $50.00 registration fee.  A full refund will be made to any student who has not visited the college prior to enrollment, and, upon touring the institution or attending the regularly scheduled orientation/classes, the student withdrew from the program within three days.

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