The Court Reporting Program prepares students to become a licensed Certified Shorthand Court Reporter in the State of California. The skill of writing on a stenograph machine is unique and in high demand. Court Reporters can choose to work in the legal community as a deposition reporter or in the courthouse, provide CART services for the hard of hearing, TV captioning and much, much more. The average court reporter earns over $55,000 per year.
Do you want a flexible schedule?
Are you goal oriented?
Do you want to be an independent contractor?
This Career may be for you!
- English Grammar – Beginning & Advanced
- Medical I and II
- Legal Terminology
- Criminal Law & Procedures
- Courtroom and Deposition Procedures
- Transcription Preparation
- CSR Preparation
- CaseCAT Software – Beginning & Advanced
- Eclipse Software – Beginning & Advanced
- Total Hours 1110 per year (Average completion 2-4 years)
CSR Certified Shorthand Reporter
Court Reporters Board of California - https://www.courtreportersboard.ca.gov/
Cost for Program: $4,199 per year – Campus
Cost for Program: $4,499 per year – Online
Program cost does not include books. Some fees are paid directly to the CSR Board for certification.
Possible Job Opportunities
- Deposition Court Reporter
- Official Court Reporter
- CART Provider
- TV Captioner
Median Wage: between $55,000 and $85,000 per year
Source: EDD/LMID Occupational Employment Statistics Survey, 2019. Wages and actual employment are not guaranteed. Wages do not reflect self-employment.