Classes began at the College of Court Reporting in September 1984. The college was granted authorization by the Indiana Board for Proprietary Education (BPE) on January 1, 1985. It was granted approval to award an Associate of Applied Science degree in Court Reporting by the same board on August 14, 1985. The school was incorporated by the State of Indiana September 3, 1985. Kay Moody is founder; Jeff Moody, the corporation president and owner.
The College of Court Reporting was granted approval for the day program by the National Court Reporters Association (NCRA) November 1, 1987, and became NCRA’s first online certified program in the spring of 2006. The college is also a member in good standing with the Indiana Shorthand Reporters Association (ISRA).
The College of Court Reporting first became accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) to award Certificates and Occupational Associate Degrees in September 1989. The court reporting program was granted approval by ACICS May 23, 2001, to be delivered through online distance education. ACICS is identified as a nationally recognized accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education under the provisions of Public Law 82-550 and subsequent legislation, which requires the evaluation of such agencies and issuance of an official list by the Department. The college is approved by the U.S. Department of Education to offer Stafford Loans (GSL), Pell Grants, and Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (SEOG) for those who qualify.
The career of judicial court reporter is as rewarding as it is demanding. Court reporters are responsible for a verbatim record of many different types of proceedings, including trials, depositions, and government hearings. The judicial court reporting educational program is organized to educate students for realtime judicial court reporting careers. CCR students learn a realtime translation theory and software that is suitable for broadcast captioning and CART, and they have the foundation to continue in these exciting careers with additional training.
The recommended courses of study outlined in this bulletin are designed to help students develop the skills and acquire the professional knowledge required of the competent and skilled technician in a variety of fields. Students who complete these programs develop skill and accuracy in keyboarding, computerized machine shorthand technology, office procedures, computers and word processing, medical transcription, and court reporting procedures.
The application of court reporting skills and technology may be used to assist those who are deaf and hard-of-hearing. Students may receive a certificate in voice captioning in four semesters, a diploma in court reporting in five semesters, and/or an associate degree in court reporting in seven semesters.
The College of Court Reporting operates on a semester schedule. Each year students attend three semesters lasting four months each. Any student enrolling in the College of Court Reporting to study computerized machine shorthand technology for the first time should have some basic skills in typing or keyboarding. If possible, the prospective student should enroll in a basic keyboarding course prior to attending the first semester of classes. If necessary, students will be given keyboarding instruction at the College of Court Reporting before beginning their computerized machine shorthand education.