Court Reporting Program

Court Reporting Program


General Information

What is Court Reporting?  

Court Reporting involves using shorthand skills and a stenotype machine to transcribe spoken or recorded speech into a written document, creating the official transcript for court proceedings, hearings, testimonies, etc. Court Reporters play a critical role in the legal system and are in high demand across the country. Court Reporters are employed by court reporting companies for court systems or may work on a freelance basis. Also, they may find work captioning spoken words for the deaf or hard-of-hearing for television or public events.        

The Court Reporting Certificate Program at Tulsa Community College (TCC)

TCC is the only public institution in Oklahoma offering a Court Reporting Certificate Program. The program encompasses six (6) modules over the course of 66 weeks with students attending year round. Students will be introduced to realtime stenographic machine shorthand writing used for court reporting to broadcast captioning transcriptions. Students will also learn about conflict-free writing, and how to distinguish English homophones and know the legal, medical and technical terminology. Throughout the program, you will work on building up your speed on the stenotype machine, until it reaches upwards of 200 words per minute with high accuracy.       

    Career Opportunities with a Court Reporting Certificate

    With a Court Reporting Certificate, you will be qualified for positions that include court reporters, TV captionist and/or working for the deaf and hard of hearing. Starting salaries approxmiate $45,000/year.

     

    For any questions about the course content, please contact:

    Allison M. Hall, RMR, RPR, CRR, CSR
    Official Court Reporter
    Tulsa County Courthouse
    (918) 645-4706


    Program's Course Contents

    Stenographic Machine Purchase Information


     

      Student's Requirement(s):

      • Students must have or is equivalent to a high school diploma.

      *Pricing: 

      • Each Submodule is listed at $325/submodule. Example: Submodule 1.1 = $325, Submodule 2.2 = $325, etc. However, the registration fee for each submodule is subject to change, based on enrollment. The entire 18-month course for all submodules is approximately $6,000 - $7,000. Students will need to budget accordingly. Registration is due the day of enrollment, as outlined below.

       

      Module 1: Beginning Court Reporting Machine Technology

      Module 1.1
      M / T / W
      Fee: $325

      Date:
      Jan 2 - 23, 2018

      Time:
      5:30 PM - 9 PM

      Location:
      Metro Campus
      Room MC316

      Submodule 1.2
      M / T / W
      Fee: $325*

      Date:
      Jan 24 - Feb 20, 2018

      Time:
      5:30 PM - 9 PM

      Location:
      Metro Campus
      Room MC316

      Submodule 1.3
      M / T / W
      Fee: $325*

      Date:
      Feb 21 - Mar 20, 2018

      Time:
      5:30 PM - 9 PM

      Location:
      Metro Campus
      Room MC316

       


      Module 2: Intermediate Court Reporting Machine Technology

      Submodule 2.1
      M / T / W
      Fee: $325*

      Date:
      Apr 2 - 18, 2018

      Time:
      5:30 PM - 9 PM

      Location:
      Metro Campus
      Room MC316

      Submodule 2.2
      M / T / W
      Fee: $325*

      Date:
      Apr 23 - May 16, 2018

      Time:
      5:30 PM - 9 PM

      Location:
      Metro Campus
      Room MC316

      Submodule 2.3
      M / T / W
      Fee: $325*

      Date:
      May 21 - Jun 18, 2018

      Time:
      5:30 PM - 9 PM

      Location:
      Metro Campus
      Room MC316

       


      Module 3: Advanced Court Reporting Machine Technology

      Submodule 3.1
      M / T / W
      Fee: $325*

      Date:
      Jul 2 - Jul 23, 2018

      Time:
      5:30 PM - 9 PM

      Location:
      Metro Campus
      Room MC316

      Submodule 3.2
      M / T / W
      Fee: $325*

      Date:
      Jul 24 - Aug 20, 2018

      Time:
      5:30 PM - 9 PM

      Location:
      Metro Campus
      Room MC316

      Submodule 3.3
      M / T / W
      Fee: $325*

      Date:
      Aug 21 - Sep 18, 2018

      Time:
      5:30 PM - 9 PM

      Location:
      Metro Campus
      Room MC316

       


      Module 4: Court Reporting Speed and Academics, Part 1

      Submodule 4.1
      M / T / W
      Fee: $325*

      Date:
      Oct 1 - 17, 2018

      Time:
      5:30 PM - 9 PM

      Location:
      Metro Campus
      Room MC316

      Submodule 4.2
      M / T / W
      Fee: $325*

      Date:
      Oct 22 - Nov 14, 2018

      Time:
      5:30 PM - 9 PM

      Location:
      Metro Campus
      Room MC316

      Submodule 4.3
      M / T / W
      Fee: $325*

      Date:
      Nov 26 - Dec 19, 2018

      Time:
      5:30 PM - 9 PM

      Location:
      Metro Campus
      Room MC316

       


      Module 5: Court Reporting Speed and Academics, Part 2

      Submodule 5.1
      M / T / W
      Fee: $325*

      Date:
      Jan 2 - 23, 2019

      Time:
      5:30 PM - 9 PM

      Location:
      Metro Campus
      Room MC316

      Submodule 5.2
      M / T / W
      Fee: $325*

      Date:
      Jan 28 - Feb 20, 2019

      Time:
      5:30 PM - 9 PM

      Location:
      Metro Campus
      Room MC316

      Submodule 5.3
      M / T / W
      Fee: $325*

      Date:
      Feb 25 - Mar 20, 2019

      Time:
      5:30 PM - 9 PM

      Location:
      Metro Campus
      Room MC316

       


      Module 6: Court Reporting Speed and Academics, Part 3

      Submodule 6.1
      M / T / W
      Fee: $325*

      Date:
      Apr 2 - 17, 2019

      Time:
      5:30 PM - 9 PM

      Location:
      Metro Campus
      Room MC316

      Submodule 6.2
      M / T / W
      Fee: $325*

      Date:
      Apr 22 - May 15, 2019

      Time:
      5:30 PM - 9 PM

      Location:
      Metro Campus
      Room MC316

      Submodule 6.3
      M / T / W
      Fee: $325*

      Date:
      May 20 - Jun 27, 2019

      Time:
      5:30 PM - 9 PM

      Location:
      Metro Campus
      Room MC316