Get the Skills to Be a Professional Court Reporter

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Court Reporting students learn directly from working professionals using industry-standard equipment

Hands-On Court Reporting Training Program

California needs qualified Court Reporters – and not only in the justice system. Court Reporters also provide closed captioning for TV, CART reporting for the deaf and hard of hearing, medical transcription, congressional reporting, and more.

According to the Court Reporting Industry Outlook Report (2012-2013), California leads the list of greatest demand with a projected 2,320 new job openings in the field by 2018. Watch the following video to see why court reporting is such a fast-paced, in-demand career utilizing the latest technologies.

If you’re a focused, detail-oriented individual interested in pursuing a professional career with a future, you owe it to yourself to consider your potential as a certified Court Reporter.

Become A Qualified Court Reporter

The Court Reporting program from South Coast College provides the hands-on training, practical experience, and industry support it takes to pursue a successful career in Court Reporting.

The program is led by Certified Shorthand Reporters with years of experience working in the field. As a student you, learn directly from industry leaders who know what it takes to succeed and are passionate about helping others get established in rewarding careers.

You’ll train in a practical setting including real stenography machines and computer equipment you’ll use on the job. Plus you’ll have access to a variety of resources, including:

  • Mock Trials & Depositions
  • One-of-a-Kind Practice Software
  • Computer Laboratories with the Latest Steno Software
  • Roberts Walsh Gonzalez Theory (Taught by Jean Gonzalez)

Graduates feel confident and fully prepared to make a smooth transition into the professional world after gaining so much personalized guidance and hands-on experience.

Are You Career Training Ready? Find Out! Take the South Coast College “Career Training Readiness Quiz”

The fun, online quiz takes 3-minutes to complete and you’ll get a personalized report. Identify your strengths and social style plus the training and positions you’re best suited for. Get Your Career Training Readiness score now.

Get Certified

To work as a court reporter in a state court or deposition reporter in the State of California requires certification by the Court Reporters Board (CRB) of California. Working in a federal court in the state does not require state licensure but may require attaining the Registered Professional Reporter (RPR) Certification by the National Court Reporters Association (NCRA) and Certified Realtime Reporter (CRP) Certification.

South Coast College prepares students to take and pass both examinations.

The South Coast College Difference…

South Coast College is dedicated to producing top-quality Reporting graduates. Over the past five years, South Coast College has produced the greatest number of candidates who have passed all three portions of the Certified Shorthand Report (CSR) Examination.

In 2012, 2013, 2014 South Coast College produced 65 court reporters, compared to just 2 Court Reporter graduates from the local community college located in Cypress, California.

Click here to view our successful CSR graduates from 2012, 2013, and 2014; or visit the Court Reporters Board to view the School Examination Statistics.

We are the go-to name in Court Reporting in Southern California. The majority of working Court Reporters in this area are graduates of South Coast College or employers of graduates. Many graduates are now agency owners themselves (Regal Reporting Agency, Hahn and Bowersock Reporting, Todd Olivas and Associates; Jilio Ryan Reporters, LyndenJ and Associates, to name a few)  so when you apply for jobs, employers will recognize the school and know exactly how qualified you are.

“This school is by far the best court reporting school you could ever attend. The classes that are offered at this school make you fully qualified and confident to pass tests. I loved the speed test that you are at, then you drop down to the lower speed for control, and then to the higher speed for pushing. The instructors were always helpful.”
– Molly Jones, Official Court Reporter

Get the Support You Need to Launch a Successful Career

At South Coast College, we know Court Reporting training is about more than a certificate to hang on the wall – it’s about getting a career you can be proud of. We’re dedicated to supporting you throughout your career. South Coast College can help you find the perfect place to utilize your newly acquired skills! In fact, you can use your skills in a number of steno-related jobs while you’re still in school!

Job Opportunities While You’re In School…

Many students find employment providing services to the hearing-impaired while they are in school. Kennedy Court Reporters located in Orange County whose daughter, Lindsey Kennedy, CSR, is an alumna of South Coast College, employs students when they have qualified to take the CSR to work as hearing reporters.  Others find employment in rapid-data entry when they reach a certain level of proficiency.  Wherever there is a need for high volumes of data entry, you’ll find an opportunity to use the skills you are learning in school. You can work as a high-speed data-entry specialist before completing your court reporting certification. Police departments have need for transcribing investigation reports. Business conferences, board meetings, conventions, and corporate negotiations also require verbatim transcription skills. LyndenJ and Associates, whose owner is a graduate of South Coast College, provides employment for many students while they are developing their court reporting skills. Still others find CART reporting jobs for deaf and hearing impaired students at the local colleges and universities.

Financial Aid is available for those who qualify.

Is a Rewarding Career in Court Reporting Right for You?
Get More Information…

If you’re interested in learning more about careers as a Certified Court Reporter, and exploring whether South Coast College is right for you, fill out the form on this page to receive more information.

To speak to a friendly and knowledgeable South Coast College Admissions Representative, give us a call at 1-877-768-9476.