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The mission of the College of Court Reporting is to educate students in the fields of realtime technology, court reporting, and realtime reporting for deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals through our advanced online and onsite technologies.  The College of Court Reporting will provide students, no matter where they are located, access to award-winning instructors, seasoned administrators, and advanced technologies through our online platform in order to ensure they have the education, skills, technical knowledge, and hands-on experience required to enter a variety of careers.

To fulfill this mission…
The college believes in directing its efforts toward creating 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 communication access realtime translation (CART) provider.

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.


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 to train future realtime court reporters. The full court reporting curriculum is offered online over the Internet.
  • An Associate of Applied Science degree and Diploma for court reporting, along with a voice captioning certificate, are offered by meeting the requirements of the Indiana Board for Proprietary Education and the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools.
  • An environment is present whereby all students are given hands-on experience before entering the marketplace.
  • 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), or Certified Reporting Instructor (CRI) of the National Court Reporters Association. Certified instructors earn college and continuing education credits whenever possible.
  • Students are encouraged to attain and maintain the highest possible standards in their professional, academic, and private affairs. They are encouraged and prepared to attain court reporting certification (CSR or RPR), even though certification is not required by the State of Indiana for employment as a court reporter.
  • 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, 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 opportunities.

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