The court reporting profession is a competitive and rewarding career that continues to play a vital role in the legal system. If you’ve been thinking of becoming a court reporter, there has never been a better time to begin than now.
Our court reporting program curriculum focuses on stenography, the most common method of court reporting. Students are introduced to this field by using a stenotype machine - a word processor with a modified, 22-button keyboard. Students focus on spelling words phonetically, and upon graduation a student can record more than 200 words per minute.
Our program is approved by the National Court Reporting Association (NCRA) and provides the skills necessary to become a realtime writer. We are the only court reporting program in the state that is approved by the Office of Degree Authorization to offer an AAS degree in this discipline.
When considering a profession that is right for you, consider these four key components that the court reporting field provides:
(Source-Court Reporting Take Note, http://ncratakenote.com/about-court-reporting/)
Our program prepares reporters for a career in a variety of settings. Here a just a few that you could be working in after graduating:
Our graduates receive an associate’s degree that is designed to develop their skills in a variety of legal and professional settings, while providing them with the knowledge of issues shaping court reporting and today’s court reporting workforce. Our program includes actual field experience with an internship designed to allow students to gain real world experience by working side by side with experienced reporters.
Our program is authorized by the National Court Reporting Association (NCRA), Office of Degree Authorization (ODA), and by the Accrediting Council for Independent College and Schools (ACICS).
Sumner College promotes intellectual growth and development for students in a safe and secure learning environment. We strive to create an educational environment that fosters the development of ethical and competent court reporters that will shape and lead our future court reporting workforce.
If you are interested in finding out more about our court reporting degree program at Sumner College, please contact us at 503-223-5100 to speak with an admissions representative, or to schedule a tour.