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The mission of the College of Court Reporting is to provide state-of-the-art instructional systems technologies and quality teaching techniques to educate students in the fields of realtime captioning and court reporting in an online environment. The College of Court Reporting is committed to providing a quality education to students that meet or exceed the standards of the national associations that represent and support court reporters, realtime writers, and related professions.

To fulfill this mission…
The college believes in directing its efforts toward creating an educational environment providing the learning experiences necessary to enter the workplace. Courses of study are reviewed, revised, and added when needed. Students are given hands-on experience in realtime computer-aided transcription and computer applications for the court reporter, captioner, and communication access realtime translation (CART) provider.

The entire staff recognizes the responsibility of encouraging each student to succeed academically and to grow professionally to meet the challenging and changing needs of realtime technology, court reporting, and realtime reporting for deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals.

The college strives to improve its programs with the latest information technologies such as computerized realtime transcription for broadcast captioning and CART reporting and online distance education classes in court reporting.


The objective of the college is to provide its students with educational opportunities in all fields relating to court reporting and realtime technology. The College of Court Reporting accomplishes this objective in the following manner:eporting and realtime technology or entry-level positions as an administrative assistant. The College of Court Reporting accomplishes this objective in the following manner:

  • An intensive curriculum is offered as required by the National Court Reporters Association to train future realtime court reporters. The full court reporting curriculum is offered online over the Internet.
  • An Associate of Applied Science degree for court reporting, Certificate in Court Reporting, and Certificate in Voice Writing are offered by meeting the requirements of the Indiana Board for Proprietary Education.
  • An environment is present whereby all students are given hands-on experience before entering the marketplace.
  • Faculty are employed with qualifications and work experience necessary to teach. In addition to many possessing a bachelor’s degree or higher, most instructors possess court reporting certification: Registered Professional Reporter (RPR), Certified Shorthand Reporter (CSR), or Certified Reporting Instructor (CRI) of the National Court Reporters Association. Certified instructors earn college and continuing education credits whenever possible.
  • Students are encouraged to attain and maintain the highest possible standards in their professional, academic, and private affairs. They are encouraged and prepared to attain court reporting certification (CSR or RPR), even though certification is not required by the State of Indiana for employment as a court reporter.
  • Students are encouraged to continue their education and training beyond school by taking college courses and joining professional organizations, such as the National Court Reporters Association, Indiana Shorthand Reporters Association, Illinois Court Reporters Association, or their respective state court reporting associations. They are encouraged to attend seminars and conventions and engage in a variety of continuing education opportunities.

College News

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    Alumni Spotlight - Hannah J. Musgrave

        College of Court Reporting (CCR) loves to share alumni stories because we are so proud of their accomplishments. Completing court reporting school can be a challenge.  Our alumni not only succeed in that endeavor but move ...

    by Mindi Billings
    Friday, 31 May 2019
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