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Mission

The mission of the College of Court Reporting is to provide state-of-the-art instructional systems technologies and quality teaching techniques to educate students in the fields of realtime captioning and court reporting in an online environment. The College of Court Reporting is committed to providing a quality education to students that meet or exceed the standards of the national associations that represent and support court reporters, realtime writers, and related professions.

To fulfill this mission…
To fulfill the mission, the goals of CCR are to provide students with an education that exceeds industry standards and to place graduates with gainful employment in the fields relating to court reporting and realtime technology. The College of Court Reporting accomplishes these in the following manner:

The entire staff recognizes the responsibility of encouraging each student to succeed academically and to grow professionally to meet the challenging and changing needs of realtime technology, court reporting, and realtime reporting for deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals.

The college strives to improve its programs with the latest information technologies such as computerized realtime transcription for broadcast captioning and CART reporting and online distance education classes in court reporting.

Objectives

The objective of the college is to provide its students with educational opportunities in all fields relating to court reporting and realtime technology. The College of Court Reporting accomplishes this objective in the following manner:eporting and realtime technology or entry-level positions as an administrative assistant. The College of Court Reporting accomplishes this objective in the following manner:

  • An intensive curriculum is offered as required by the National Court Reporters Association and recommended by the National Verbatim Reporter Association to train future realtime court reporters. The curriculum is revised in accordance with standards, requirements, and feedback from professional organizations and employers.
  • The college creates an educational environment providing the learning experiences necessary to enter the workplace. Courses of study are reviewed, revised, and added when needed. Students are given hands-on experience in realtime computer-aided transcription and computer applications for the court reporter, captioner, and (CART) provider. Retention, graduation, and placement are key indicators.
  • The entire staff recognizes the responsibility of encouraging each student to succeed academically and to grow professionally to meet the challenging and changing needs of realtime technology, court reporting, and realtime reporting for deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals.
  • The college strives to improve its programs with the latest information technologies and teaching methods. The president is responsible for implementing updates to software and researching and implementing instructional technology.
  • The full court reporting curriculum is offered online using CCR’s proprietary learning management system that was created and developed to meet the unique needs of court reporting education. The president is responsible for implementing updates to software and researching and implementing instructional technology.
  • An Associate of Applied Science degree is offered by meeting the requirements of the Indiana Board of Proprietary Education, DEAC, and NCRA.
  • An environment is present whereby all students are given hands-on experience in mock trials, hearings, and internships before entering the marketplace. Students complete an internship consisting of 60 hours of writing time under the supervision of working professionals. Students are required to submit a 50-page mock transcript, completed internship manual that includes answering numerous questions about the profession and situational questions, and an essay summarizing the student’s internship experience.
  • Faculty are employed with qualifications and work experience necessary to teach. In addition to many possessing a bachelor’s degree or higher, most instructors possess court reporting certification: Registered Professional Reporter (RPR), Certified Shorthand Reporter (CSR), Certified Reporting Instructor (CRI) of the National Court Reporters Association, or Certified Verbatim Reporter (CVR). Certified instructors earn college and continuing education credits whenever possible. Faculty are required to attend in-service trainings and are highly encouraged to seek continuing education and professional development.
  • Students are encouraged to earn and maintain the highest possible standards in their professional, academic, and private affairs. They are encouraged and prepared to attain court reporting certification (CVR, CSR, or RPR), even though certification is not required by the State of Indiana for employment as a court reporter. Students are required to complete a certification preparation course.
  • Students are encouraged to continue their education and training beyond school by taking college courses and joining professional organizations, such as the National Court Reporters Association, National Verbatim Reporters Association, Indiana Shorthand Reporters Association, Illinois Court Reporters Association, or their respective state court reporting associations. They are encouraged to attend seminars and conventions and engage in a variety of continuing education and lifelong learning opportunities.

An intensive curriculum is offered as required by the National Court Reporters Association and recommended by the National Verbatim Reporter Association to train future realtime court reporters. The curriculum is revised in accordance with standards, requirements, and feedback from professional organizations and employers.

     The college creates an educational environment providing the learning experiences necessary to enter the workplace. Courses of study are reviewed, revised, and added when needed. Students are given hands-on experience in realtime computer-aided transcription and computer applications for the court reporter, captioner, and (CART) provider. Retention, graduation, and placement are key indicators .

     The entire staff recognizes the responsibility of encouraging each student to succeed academically and to grow professionally to meet the challenging and changing needs of realtime technology, court reporting, and realtime reporting for deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals.

     The college strives to improve its programs with the latest information technologies and teaching methods. The president is responsible for implementing updates to software and researching and implementing instructional technology.

     The full court reporting curriculum is offered online using CCR’s proprietary learning management system that was created and developed to meet the unique needs of court reporting education. The president is responsible for implementing updates to software and researching and implementing instructional technology.

     An Associate of Applied Science degree is offered by meeting the requirements of the Indiana Board of Proprietary Education, DEAC, and NCRA.

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