Home  //  Questions  //  Does CCR sell the equipment?

Steno Method

It is important for students to have all required equipment, software, and books prior to their first day of class.
Steno Machine:   The following are recommended steno machines that may be purchased or rented:

  • Luminex CSE
  • Elan Cybra
  • Stentura Protege
  • Infinity Traditional
  • Wave

If you have another model you would like to use, just ask the admissions department for our advice.  Steno machines may be purchased at discounted prices at: www.stenoworks.com, www.stenotrader.com, www.acculaw.com, www.stenograph.com, or www.geminiwriter.com

Transcription Software:  Students must also purchase the student version of a computer-aided transcription (CAT) software program. This software provides the technology that translates the language of your steno theory into English.  The software will require a Computer Operating System: PC-based system running Windows 8, 10, or higher. (Apple/Mac computers running Windows are not acceptable.)  Please choose one of the following:

  • Stenograph Corporation: CaseCATalyst:
    Case CATalyst can be purchased for as little as $12 per month. Call Stenograph's toll-free number for more information: 800-323-4247.
  • Advantage Software: Eclipse:
    Eclipse can be purchased on a one time-payment plan.  Call Advantage Software for more information: 800-800-1759.

 

Voice Method

It is important for students to have all required equipment, software, and books prior to their first day of class.
Equipment and Software - The following are required for purchase:

Note: Access this PDF at: www.media.ccr.edu/voice/documents/Setting-Up-Equipment_Installing-Dragon.pdf for setting up your equipment and installing dragon.  Before you install Dragon, please refer to these instructions for "Setting Up Your Equipment" and "Installing Dragon."  Go through the steps to "Set Up Your Equipment" first, then follow the steps under "Installing Dragon" as you install the Dragon software.  Once Dragon is installed, please do not use it until classes start.

  • Ear Buds or Headphones that can be plugged into the sound port of the Andrea USB Sound Card
  • Required Textbooks:
  • Computer with the following minimum specifications (NOTE: Students have had issues with HP and Acer models, so consider other models):
    • Processor: i7
    • Hard Drive: solid state or 7200 rpm Rotational Speed
    • RAM Memory: minimum of 16 gigabytes.  More memory the better.
    • At least two USB ports (one being designated for the Andrea sound card needed).
  • Microsoft Word or other equivalent word processing software.

Transcription Software:  Students must also purchase the student version of a computer-aided transcription (CAT) software program. This software provides the technology that translates the language of your voice theory into English. The software will require a Computer Operating System: PC-based system running Windows 8, 10, or higher. (Apple/Mac computers running Windows are not acceptable.)

  • Advantage Software: Eclipse VOX Version (latest version as long as it is the VOX version):  Please call 800-800-1759 for more information.
    • Option 1: $10/month with the first 90 days free. 
    • Option 2: One-time purchase in full and receive a credit that can be applied toward the purchase of the professional.

 

 

College News

  • Is It Time to Give Up?

      Life has taught me when it is time to give up and a few other lessons along the way. For me, the idea of giving up on my court reporting dream began before I even got started. On a leap of faith, I had moved to Alabama with a ...

    by Natalie Kijurna
    Friday, 06 May 2022
Scroll Up