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Classes began at the College of Court Reporting in September 1984. The college was granted full accreditation by the Indiana Commission on Proprietary Education (ICOPE) on January 1, 1985. It was granted approval to award an Associate of Applied Science degree in Court Reporting by the same commission 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 was 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. In 2016, the college was granted a Provisional Program Participation Agreement with the United States Department of Education.

The College of Court Reporting was accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission in June 2018. The Accrediting Commission is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency and is a recognized member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. The Accrediting Commission is a charter member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), the leading non-governmental recognition for accrediting associations. A national advocate and institutional voice for self-regulation of academic quality through accreditation, CHEA is an association of 3,000 degree-granting colleges and universities and recognizes 60 institutional and programmatic accrediting organizations. Distance Education Accrediting Commission contact information: 1101 17th Street NW, Suite 808, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 234- 5100, Website: http://www.deac.org. 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 course of study outlined in this bulletin is 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 the program develop skill and accuracy in keyboarding, computerized machine shorthand technology, voice-to-text technology, realtime reporting, 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 an associate degree in our Court Reporting - A.A.S. Degree program in seven semesters.

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