Court Reporting & Closed Captioning
The top 10 skills of a successful court reporter are: punctuality, assertiveness, respect of confidentiality, the ability to remain neutral, professional business etiquette, excellent grammar, punctuation and proofreading, good organizational skills, time management and shorthand writing skills. If you have strengths in these areas, consider a career in court reporting.
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Court reporters and closed captioners are responsible for recording speech using a shorthand code on a steno machine. They create exact transcriptions of the narration in court hearings, depositions, other official proceedings and media content. The most important traits for court reporting/closed captioners is an ability to concentrate on the spoken word, a strong work ethic, and an interest in technology. Court reporters and closed captioners maintain a level of 95% accuracy at 225 words per minute.

The TTI Key College Associate Degree in Court Reporting & Closed Caption can be completed on-line and students can enjoy the flexibility of learning from home. Upon completion of the program, students will have the ability to apply themselves to jobs in many fields: court reporting, interpreters and translators, medical transcriptionists, official/judicial reporter, broadcast captioner, cyber conferencing, webcaster, communication access, real-time translation, rapid data entry for hospitals, closed caption for television and movies, insurance companies and businesses.

Court Reporting/Closed Captioners work in court and legal areas, businesses, boardrooms with the hearing impaired, and real time reporting. Many freelance on behalf of agencies.

2 year
7 semesters of 9 weeks each
Financial aid and scholarships are available for eligible students.
According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average salary of court reporters in New York in 2012 was $84,090, while experienced professionals in the 90th percentile earned $115,260 that year! New York had the highest average salaries of any city in the country.

Earn your Court Reporting & Closed Captioning Degree in 9 steps:

Call admissions and sign up with TTI. Membership to TTI gives students access to academic advisement and all student services.
Get started by speaking with an Academic Advisor (either in person or on the phone, based on your location) to plan your degree.
Fill out application to Key College with necessary documents.
Upon acceptance, follow Key College's enrollment process and apply for financial aid.
Work with your advisor to begin taking general education exams. You can transfer up to 35 credits.
Follow your degree plan. Log in and participate in Key College's online classes. Keep up with your courses until you complete your degree.
Remember to speak with your advisor on a regular basis. We suggest at least once a month. Your advisor is available 6 days a week either by phone or e-mail.
Need help with financial aid? Need help with Key College? No problem! Just call your advisor.
Finished? Congratulations! Time to put on that well earned cap and gown and graduate!

Program Features:

  • The combined TTI Key College Associates Degree can be earned through TTI’s innovative system of testing and Key College’s online courses.
  • Online program, evening classes are held twice a week.
  • 7 semesters – each semester is 9 weeks long.
  • Structured around Yomim Tovim and the Jewish calendar.
  • Students will be placed in internships for a minimum of sixty hours.

Prior Requirements:

High School Diploma or GED
All students are required to pass the College Preparation Assessment Examination (Cpat), submit an SAT score of 1200, or an Act composite score of 19.

Interesting Articles:

The following are links to interesting articles detailing the importance of court reporters today and the tremendous need for them. There is also information regarding the field and how it works practically.–Court-reporters-8611631

TTI offers this program through its partnership with Key College. Any credit or degrees described here are offered through our partner institution. TTI is not a college or university and does not offer credit bearing courses or degrees in New York State.

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