Join South Coast College’s Court Reporter Program – Excellence in Court Reporting Since 1961

South Coast College is the leading provider of Court Reporters in California.

Since 1961, the South Coast College Court Reporting program has been providing court reporters for the courts and deposition agencies throughout Orange, Riverside, and Los Angeles counties. Now, as the needs for captioning continues to grow, many graduates have pursued careers in these exciting career choices. The time to start is now, and we’re here to guide you through the entire process.

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.

South Coast College prepares students to take and pass both examinations. When you apply for jobs, employers will recognize that you are #SCCBRED and know exactly how qualified you are.

The South Coast College Difference

Since 2009, South Coast College has produced 160 court reporters. In comparison, the local community college produced only 13 CSRs. Our small program and supporting staff provides a great environment for everyone to learn the skills they need to find the right spot in the court reporting field

According to the Court Reporting Industry Outlook Report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics, employment of court reporters and simultaneous captioners is projected to grow 9 percent from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations.

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.

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.

Is a Rewarding Career in Court Reporting Right for You?

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

To work as a court reporter in a state court or deposition reporter in the State of California, you require 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.

Here are a few of the exciting career options that court reporting can provide:

  • Official Court Reporter – Create the record in state and federal courts
  • Deposition Court Reporter – Take down depositions at legal offices
  • Hearing Reporter – Report hearings such as workers compensation
  • Live Television Captioning – Provide the captions of news and sports
  • CART Reporting – Provide text transcription for near-deaf students in
  • High school and college classrooms

Many students find employment providing services to the hearing-impaired while they are in school. Others find employment in rapid-data entry. 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 need transcribed investigation reports. Business conferences, board meetings, conventions, and corporate negotiations also require verbatim transcription skills.

Financial Aid is available for those who qualify.

At South Coast College, court reporting training leads to more than a certificate or a degree. It is about opening the doors to a professional career with a successful future. As a South Coast College alumni, you have access to a great support network that includes students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Alumni are known for their ongoing support of students and graduates of South Coast College. Click here to visit the South Coast College Alumni Facebook Page.

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