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.
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.
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.
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.