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  • When I decided to go to Court Reporting school, it was absolutely the best decision I ever made. I feel very, very devoted to Sumner College. It was a great school for me. I love my job. Marsha N.
    Court Reporting Grad

Have A Major Role In The Events That Shape Business, Law And Politics

What is a Court Reporter?

Court reporters have a major role in the accurate and timely reporting of current events that shape business, law and politics. Court reporters use a stenotype machine to create verbatim transcripts of legal proceedings, captioning, speeches, meetings and conversations. One of the essential jobs in a courtroom, the role of a court reporter is not only important in judicial proceedings, but also in any occasion where the spoken word must be documented, filed and available as a written transcript. Court reporting is an ever-changing, challenging, and rewarding career.

“When I decided to go to Court Reporting school, it was absolutely the best decision I ever made. I feel very, very devoted to Sumner College. It was a great school for me. I love my job.”
Marsha N.- Court Reporter

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Court Reporting Program (AAS Degree)

The court reporting degree program at Sumner College can help prepare you with the skills and knowledge necessary to become a successful court reporter. The Sumner College court reporting program features intensive individual and group instruction on the stenotype machine. You will also get valuable insight into all areas as you learn court reporting, from transcription styles and procedures to court reporter ethics and court reporting software.

Qualities of a Successful Court Reporter:

  • Excellent Listening and Hearing Skills
  • Strong English Language (Grammar, Vocabulary, Punctuation) Skills
  • Excels Under Pressure and Deadlines
  • Ability to Concentrate for Long Periods of Time

Curriculum Includes Courses In:

  • Current Events
  • English Grammar
  • Computer Aided Transcription
  • Legal Procedures
  • Medical Terminology
  • Court Reporting Procedures

Is a Court Reporting Career Right for You?

If you’ve been looking for a court reporting school in Portland, Oregon, we encourage you to learn more about our program that has been preparing Court Reporting professionals since 1974. Sumner College is the only certified court reporter school in Oregon. To find out if court reporting training is right for you, call 877-629-1044, or complete the form to the right and a representative will contact you shortly. You can also communicate with us using our live chat feature on our website, just click on the icon to the left of this page. Live chat is only available during our regular business hours. Schedule your visit with an admissions representative to discuss your career plans, tour the campus, meet with an instructor or even observe a class. Your admissions representative can also schedule a time where you can meet with a financial aid representative and discuss the financial aid options that work best for you. (Financial aid is available for those who qualify)

Learn more about a career in court reporting on our court reporting career info page.

Appointments are available:

Monday – Thursday: 8 AM – 7 PM
Friday: 8 AM – 4 PM

Barbur Program Disclosure Information:

Barbur Location Court Reporting AAS Degree

Program Disclosure Information:

Occupational Name: Court Reporter
Program Level: 02 – Associate’s Degree
Program Length: 43 Months
U.S. Dept of Labor O*NET Standard Occupational Classification Codes and Links to Occupational Profiles: 23-2091.00 Court Reporters www.onetonline.org/link/summary/23-2091.00
On-Time Graduation Rate: New Program – No Data Available
Job Placement Rate(For Students Completing the Program 7/1/12 – 6/30/13): New Program – No Data Available
Median Loan Debt Incurred (For Students Completing the Program 7/1/12 – 6/30/13): New Program – No Data Available
Tuition: $10,425 (per Financial Aid award year)
Additional Fees: Application Fee: $50
Registration: $100
Books and Supplies: $400
Machine Rental (annual): $390
Graduation Fee: $40

Court Reporting Diploma Program:

Occupational Name: Court Reporter
Program Level: 01 – Undergraduate Certificate
Program Length: 27 Months
U.S. Dept of Labor O*NET Standard Occupational Classification Codes and Links to Occupational Profiles: 23-2091.00 Court Reporters www.onetonline.org/link/summary/23-2091.00
On-Time Graduation Rate: 100%
Job Placement Rate (For Students Completing the Program 7/1/12 – 6/30/13): 100%
Median Loan Debt Incurred (For Students Completing the Program 7/1/12 – 6/30/13): Title IV: $0 *
Private Loans: $0
Institutional Loans: $0
Tuition: $10,425 (per Financial Aid award year)
Additional Fees: Application Fee: $50
Registration: $100
Books and Supplies: $400
Machine Rental (annual): $390
Graduation Fee: $40
* Less than 10 students completed this program in  2012-2013. The number who finished has been withheld to reserve the confidentiality of the students. 
 
This program is approved by the National Court Reporting Association (NCRA) and prepares students for national certification as court reporters.
Each state has its own certification requirements and exams that must be completed.

 

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