Joyce Kussad - Director
The key to success is to come to school each day, learn the theory and let go and write.
This is an accredited institution by The Council on Occupational Education and certified by the National Court Reporters Association.
We are interested in students who will come to school each day with a good attitude and practice a minimum of two hours a day in order to complete the program.
It is all up to you!
If you have what it takes to be a professional court reporter, we would love to talk to you.
No registration fee is charged to Veterans.
Refunds are based on a one to one basis in accordance with financial aid regulations, TWC regulations, and Veterans regulations.
All veterans should verify with the Department of Veterans Affairs prior to enrollment that their particular benefits are approved by the Department for use at this institute. This documentation must be presented in writing at the time of registration.
Prior college transcripts and related job experience are considered in awarding credit.
Veterans must follow all rules and regulations as well meet attendance requirements as other students are required to meet. The length of time a VA student has to complete the program is exactly the published length of the program, which is 3000 clock hours. If additional time is needed to complete the program, it may be possible for the student to receive an extension through an appeals process throught the Department of Veterans Affairs-Veterans Education.
The building, the restrooms and the classrooms are accessible to handicapped students. Some handicaps may interfere with completing the program, which requires mental and physical stamina. Court reporting requires long hours of intense listening, sitting, writing on a stenomachine and focusing. Candidates with hearing issues, arthritis, back/neck pain, or issues which affect focus and concentration or memory should not consider this program.
The court reporting program will prepare students for careers as Official, Freelance, or Congressional Reporters, and real-time writers (for Closed Captioning or CART). Court reporters provide closed captioning/CART services for live television programs and live sporting events.
Additional training will usually be required by a firm for closed captioning.
This is accomplished by teaching eight levels of computer-compatible machine shorthand with the following accompanying academic subjects:
English Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Advanced Punctuation, Law, Legal Terminology, Court Reporting Procedures, Medical Terminology, Anatomy and Physiology, Keyboarding, Technical and Medical Dictation/Transcription, Multi-Voice Dictation, Computer-Assisted Transcription, including Real-Time Writing and Editing (utilizing state-of-the-art court reporting computer software technology).
The court reporting program is a comprehensive course designed to teach students the skills and abilities essential to providing professional and accurate court reporting transcripts in all of the above-listed occupations.
Graduates of this program will be able to communicate and interact effectively with both the legal community and the CART community while observing confidentiality for their client's rights.
They will be proficient in writing machine shorthand at 225 wpm Testimony, 200 wpm Jury Charge, and 180 wpm Literary. They will be able to produce professional and accurate transcripts, including technical and medical, in a timely manner. They will be able to apply the National Court Reporters Association Rules and Ethics to various job-related issues.
The administration, faculty, and staff are committed to providing excellence in education in court reporting to each and every student. This is accomplished through positive reinforcement, a structured classroom environment, and utilization of the latest software translation systems.
Council on Occupational Education
7840 Roswell Road
Building 300, Suite 325
Atlanta, Georgia 30350
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Texas Workforce Commission
Career Schools and Colleges
101 East 15th Street
Austin, Texas 78778
National Court Reporters Association (NCRA)
8224 Old Courthouse Road
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