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Court Reporting

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!

Court Reporting
  • English Grammar – Beginning & Advanced
  • Punctuation
  • Vocabulary
  • 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)

Certifications available

CSR Certified Shorthand Reporter

Court Reporters Board of California -

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
  • Scopist

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.

Student Training Estimates (STE)