Court Reporting

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Court Reporting

Program Format: Online

Court reporters are responsible for producing the official record of legal trials, hearings, and depositions—making them integral to the legal system. Opportunities in this profession go beyond the courtroom to any setting where instant translation is requested. Our Court Reporting program trains students to use an abbreviated method of writing the spoken word on a unique keyboard. With translation software, it is then converted into English text in real time. Trained captioners use this process to provide real time translation for consumers who are deaf and hard-of-hearing.

At Humphreys University, we educate motivated and determined students who desire a practical, affordable, and accessible academic program. To accommodate our working students, we offer our program entirely online. We operate on an eleven-week quarter system with four quarters per year. You can start the Court Reporting program at the start of any of our four terms. The application process is easy and financial aid specialists are available to walk you through the financial aid process.


Students in the Court Reporting program will…

  • Demonstrate a proficiency in the use of general and special terminologies (spellings, definitions, grammar, etc.) that are likely to be encountered in court proceedings, depositions, hearings, and other meetings and/or legal proceedings;
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of the computer technology currently in use by court reporters in performing realtime computer-aided transcription;
  • Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the minimum transcript format standards imposed by the CA Court Reporters Board;
  • Demonstrate a thorough knowledge and application of current laws, codes, ethics, research resources, and professional standards which apply to the court reporting profession.

units for Associate's Degree

units for Bachelor's Degree

Program Highlights

100% of Humphreys’ court reporting students who complete the program, become licensed, and seek a job in court reporting are gainfully employed as court or freelance reporters.

We accept transfer units from all accredited institutions to enable students to complete their degree faster.

100% of court reporting students participate in an apprenticeship training program of 50 hours.

Your Future in Court Reporting

Our programs are designed with your goals in mind. Our Court Reporting graduates can find work anywhere from freelance reporting to broadcast captioning. Your options with a Court Reporting degree are numerous. Consider any of these careers in Court Reporting:

• Judicial Reporter

• Freelance Reporter

• CART (Communication Access Realtime Translation) Reporter

• Broadcast Captioner

Meet Our Faculty

When you arrive to class you can expect to be taught by a knowledgeable and attentive professor. Our professors understand what real-world experience to incorporate into classroom lectures, assignments, and case studies. Humphreys University prides itself on offering a well-rounded set of courses taught in a small and personable environment so you get the guidance and support you need to succeed.

Pam Closs

Ms. Closs is the Chair of Court Reporting. She has been an instructor in the department since 2004. She has an Associate in Arts degree in Court Reporting, Bachelor of Arts degree in Paralegal Studies, and NCRA Certification as Certified Reporting Instructor (CRI) and Realtime Systems Administrator (RSA). 

Financial Aid Available

Let us help you obtain the financial resources you need to succeed.

The purpose of financial aid is to provide financial assistance to students who without such aid, would be unable to pursue higher education. We help by guiding you through the financial aid process. We help make your educational dreams a reality. Our financial aid staff are available and ready to answer your questions or concerns, by phone, in person, or by email. No appointment is necessary. Humphreys University is approved for the training of Veterans.

To apply for financial aid, fill out the FAFSA and include our school code: 001212

Additional Resources

Program approved by:

Court Reporters Board of California, 2535 Capitol Oaks Drive #230, Sacramento,  1-855-327-5272,

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