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Court Reporting Schools

Court Reporting Degree The field of court reporting is an exciting and growing field for people looking to start or build a new career. Finding court reporting schools, sometimes known as court stenographer schools, who are qualified and can give you the best education is the place you should start.

The traditional career options for court reporters were in the legal profession. These reporters maintained a critical role in documenting the trial, deposition, etc so that there was an accurate and secure record in place for everything that was said. The final transcripts cannot be edited and they are considered final "proof" of what happened.

Court Reporting Schools & New Technology

Technology has become a bigger part of court reporting, as it has many other industries, and it has allowed the profession to include many other types of opportunities. Real time reporting has been developed as an area of specialization that is available. This allows a readable transcript of the proceeding to be available immediately, in real time. Historically, there was a delay in preparing the transcript, but technology has advanced far enough so this is no longer an issue. However, there is special training that you must obtain. Court reporting schools have continued to update their curriculum to provide education on the latest technology.

Court Reporting School - Getting Started

Most classes for court reporting schools are similar in the basics they will cover. The beginning of the process is to learn how to use a steno machine to take "machine shorthand". After you can use the machine effectively, you will focus on becoming faster and more accurate. Additional courses are designed to give you a strong grasp of the English language, which includes grammar, writing and vocabulary. You will also study medical and legal terminology since many court reporters work with those specialties. When those basics are covered, the curriculum for most court stenographer schools will advance to teach you about the other machines that you will use in your career as a court reporter.

If you are looking for a new career, find a court reporting school and see what it can offer you. Many court reporting colleges also give you the ability to take courses online. Research the program of the school you choose to make sure that their program is accredited. This means your degree will be as valuable as possible to you as you start looking for a job in the field. You will find that there are many options available for you that will be challenging and will give you the opportunity to develop and advance your career.


NCRA Certified Court Reporting Schools

ALABAMA

Gadsden State Community College
1001 E. Broad Street
Gadsden, AL 35902-0227
(256) 549-8694

Prince Institute of Professional Studies
7735 Atlanta Highway
Montgomery, AL 36117
(334) 271-1670

ARIZONA

GateWay Community College
108 North 40th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85034
(602) 286-8000

CALIFORNIA

Bryan College of Court Reporting
3580 Wilshire Blvd., #400
Los Angeles, CA 90057
(213) 484-8850

Sage College
12125 Day Street
Building L
Moreno Valley, CA 92557-6720
(951) 781-2727

South Coast College
2011 West Chapman Avenue
Orange, CA 92868
PH: (714) 867-5009

Tri-Community Adult Education
16209 East San Bernardino Road
Covina, CA 91722
(626) 472-7681

West Valley College
14000 Fruitvale Ave.
Saratoga, CA 95070
(408) 741-2439

COLORADO

Denver Academy of Court Reporting
9051 Harlan Street, Unit 20
Westminster, CO 80031
(303) 427-5292

FLORIDA

Atlantic Technical Center
4700 Coconut Creek Parkway
Coconut Creek, FL 33063
(754) 321-5100 x3090

Erwin Technical Center
2010 East Hillsborough Avenue
Tampa, FL 33610
(813) 231-1800

Key College
225 E. Dania Beach Blvd.
Dania, FL 33004
(954) 923-4440

Sheridan Technical Center
5400 Sheridan Street
Hollywood, FL 33021
(754) 321-5400 x3073

Stenotype Institute Jacksonville
3563 Phillips Highway
Bldg. E, #501
Jacksonville, FL 32207
(800) 273-5090
(904) 398-4141

Winter Park Tech
901 Webster Avenue
Winter Park, FL 32789
(407) 622-2900

GEORGIA

Brown College of Court Reporting & Medical Transcription
1900 Emery Street, #200
Atlanta, GA 30318
(800) 849-0703
(404) 876-1227

ILLINOIS

MacCormac College
29 E. Madison Street
Chicago, IL 60602
(312) 922-1884

Midstate College
411 W. Northmoor Road
Peoria, IL 61614
(309) 692-4092

South Suburban College
16333 South Kilbourn Avenue
Oak Forest, IL 60452
(708) 596-2000 ext. 3216

Sparks College
131 South Morgan Street
Shelbyville, IL 62565
(217) 774-5112

INDIANA

College of Court Reporting Inc.
111 W. 10th Street, #111
Hobart, IN 46342
(219) 942-1459

IOWA

AIB College of Business
2500 Fleur Drive
Des Moines, IA 50321
(515) 244-4221

KANSAS

Butler Community College
715 East 13th Street
Andover, KS 67002
www.butlercc.edu
316-281-6300

MICHIGAN

Academy of Court Reporting
1055 West Maple Road
Clawson, MI 48017
(248) 435-9030

Macomb Community College Center for Cont. Edu
14500 E. 12 Mile Rd.
Warren, MI 48088-3896
(586) 226-4803

MINNESOTA

Anoka Technical College
Judicial Reporting/Broadcast Captioning
1355 West Highway 10
Anoka, MN 55303
(763) 576-4897

MISSISSIPPI

Hinds Community College
Court Reporting Technology
PO Box 1100
Raymond, MS 39154-1100
(601) 857-3417

MISSOURI

St. Louis Community College Meramec
11333 Big Bend Road
St. Louis, MO 63122
http://www.stlcc.edu
314/984-7433

NEVADA

Las Vegas College
170 N. Stephanie, Suite 145
Henderson, NV 89074
702-567-1920

NEW MEXICO

Central New Mexico Community College
525 Buena Vista SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106-4096
(505) 224-3894 x0457

NEW YORK

Alfred State College
10 Upper College Drivel
Alfred, NY 14802
(607) 587-3427

Business Informatics Center
134 South Central Avenue
Valley Stream, NY 11580
(516) 561-0050

Long Island Business Institute
6500 Jericho Turnpike
Commack, NY 11725
(631) 499-7100

New York Career Institute
11 Park Place, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10007
(212) 962-0002

OHIO

Academy of Court Reporting " Technology
2044 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44114
(216) 861-3222

Miami-Jacobs Career College
150 E. Gay Street, 15th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 221-7770

Academy of Court Reporting & Technology
235 4th Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(412) 535-0560

Clark State Community College
100 S. Limestone Street
P.O. Box 570
Springfield, OH 45501-0570
(937) 328-8080

Cuyahoga Community College
Western Campus
11000 Pleasant Valley Road
Parma, OH 44130
(216) 987-5214

Miami-Jacobs Career College
2 Crown Pointe, Suite 100
Sharonville, OH 45251
(513) 693-4440

Stark State College of Technology
6200 Frank Avenue, N.W.
Canton, OH 44720-7299
(330) 966-5453 x4359

Stautzenberger College
8001 Katherine Boulevard
Brecksville, OH 44141
440/838-1999

Stautzenberger College
1796 Indian Wood Circle
Maumee, OH 43537
419-866-0261

OREGON

Sumner College
Formerly College of Legal Arts
8909 SW Barbur Blvd, #100
Portland, OR 97219
(503) 223-5100

PENNSYLVANIA

Community College of Allegheny County
808 Ridge Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15212-6097
(412) 237-2748

Orleans Technical Institute
2770 Red Lion Road
Philadelphia, PA 19114
(215) 854-1854

SOUTH CAROLINA

Midlands Technical College
P.O. Box 2408
Columbia, SC 29202
(803) 822-7037 or 3594

SOUTH DAKOTA

Colorado Technical University
3901 W. 59th Street
Sioux Falls, SD 57108
(605) 361-0200

TEXAS

Alvin Community College
3110 Mustang Road
Alvin, TX 77511
(281) 756 - 3757

Arlington Career Institute
901 Avenue K
Grand Prairie, TX 75050
(972) 647-1607

Court Reporting Institute of Dallas
1341 W. Mockingbird Ln #200 East
Dallas, TX 75247
(214) 350-9722

Court Reporting Institute of Houston
13101 Northwest Freeway
Suite 100
Houston, TX 77040
(866) 996-8330 (Toll Free)
(713) 996-8300

Kilgore College- Longview
300 S. High Street
Longview, TX 75601
(903) 753-2642

Kussad Institute of Court Reporting
2800 South IH-35, #110
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 443-7286

VIRGINIA

Fortis College
6300 Center Drive, #22
Norfolk, VA 23502
(757) 499-5447

WASHINGTON

Green River Community College
12401 S.E. 320th Street
Auburn, WA 98092
(253) 833-9111 x4219

WEST VIRGINIA

Huntington Junior College
900 Fifth Avenue
Huntington, WV 25701
(304) 697-7550
(800) 344-4522

WISCONSIN

Lakeshore Technical College
1290 North Avenue
Cleveland, WI 53015
(920) 693-1353

Madison Area Technical College
3550 Anderson Street
Madison, WI 53704
(608) 246-6100

Court Repoting Schools in Canada

Northern Alberta Institute of Technology
11762 - 106 Street
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
T5G 2R1
(780) 471-8351, 8383

Canadian Centre for Verbatim Studies
10 St. Mary St., #504
Toronto, ON Canada
M4Y 1P9
(416) 960-2287

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Court_Reporters_Association