Business Management & Administration

Court Reporting Technology,
Court Reporting 2 & 3

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Course Content:

Court reporters record verbatim (word-for-word) testimony and produce transcripts of the testimony. Instruction includes an introduction to verbatim writing skills to work with persons with hearing loss (CART – Communication Access Realtime Translation) and provide captioning for television. The program at ATC utilizes the latest technology in computer-aided transcription and real-time writing; i.e., the ability to have an instantaneous translation of the spoken word by projecting the words onto a television screen for the benefit of persons with hearing loss or onto computer monitors for the benefit of trial participants.

This program is a planned sequence of instruction consisting of three levels. Students completing Court Reporting Technology and Court Reporting 2 possess the entry-level skill-set of a scopist or transcriptionist. To become a Court Reporter, students must complete all three levels of the program. This program places strong emphasis on conflict-free theory, real-time writing, speed development, legal terminology, medical terminology, courtroom procedures, and English skills. When a student reaches the speed of 200 words a minute, he/she participates in an internship that enables the student to sit in on trials and depositions with a working reporter, thus gaining confidence and skill.

A court reporting career, including broadcast captioners, offers an independent lifestyle, prestige, and flexibility, along with a substantial salary.

Students shall pass three (3), five-minute tests with 95% accuracy at each of the following speeds:  225 wpm testimony (two-voices), 200 wpm jury charge, and 180 wpm literary.  Students shall complete at least 40 verified hours of actual writing time during the internship experience.

Additional Skills Covered:

  • Captioning for Television
  • Computer Literacy
  • Computer-aided Transcription
  • Computer-compatible Stenograph Theory
  • Courtroom Procedures
  • Employability Skills and Portfolio
  • General Office Procedures and Skills
  • Grammar and Punctuation for Reporters
  • Information Processing
  • Job Application Techniques
  • Legal Terminology
  • Medical Terminology
  • Oral and Written Communications
  • Realtime Technology
  • Speed Development

Industry Certification & State Credential Exams:

Students will be prepared to take one or more approved state and/or nationally recognized industry certifications or licensure exams in their field of study.

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Job Outlook in the South Florida Tri-County Area:

According to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, the current South Florida Tri-County entry annual salary for Court Reporting positions is approximately $31,200.  Actual wages may vary according to education, certifications, and experience.

Enroll in our Court Reporting Technology, and Court Reporting 2 & 3 programs today.

To get started in the Court Reporting Technology, and Court Reporting 2 & 3 program, Sign Up today for a program orientation or to contact counselor at: [email protected] today!

Program Info

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Court Reporting Technology

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Court Reporting 2

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Court Reporting 3

Program Length:

2850 hours (approximately 28 month full-time)

Court Reporting Technology- 750 hours (7 months)
Court Reporting 2 – 600 hours (6 months)
Court Reporting 3 – 1500 hours (15 months)

Program Offered:

August, January & June

Delivery Method:

Traditional – 100% classroom based
Distance – 50% or more instructional hours via distance education (online).

Days & Times:

Traditional:

Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

100% Distance

(with mandatory virtual weekly labs):

  • Distance
    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
  • Virtual Lab
    Various options available. 
    Please coordinate with instructor.
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