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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

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, CCR graduates will:

  1. Earn 85 hours of credit for court reporting in machine shorthand, and other specified courses. The student must complete the following specific requirements:
  2. 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;
  3. 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);
  4. Transcribe a simulated Certified Realtime Reporter (CRR) test at 180-200 words per minute for five minutes;
  5. Produce a ten-page, first-pass transcript with 95 percent translation within two hours using CAT software;
  6. 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;
  7. 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.
  8. Educated and trained to work as a court reporter by learning requirements and standards of the National Court Reporters Association and the National Verbatim Writers Association.
  9. Understand the ethical responsibilities, professionalism, and attitude required to succeed in the field.

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;
    • 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

Consumer Information

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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
Name of program, if different than CIP program description provided above:
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:
Occupations for which this program prepares students
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Court Reporting: 22.0303 Court Reporting/Court Reporter
23-2091.00 Court Reporters—CIP-SOC: http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/23-2091.00

Audiovisual Communications Technologies/Technicians, Other.: 10.0299 (Voice Captioning) Court Reporting/Court Reporter
23-2091.00 Court Reporters—CIP-SOC: http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/23-2091.00

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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