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. Students are trained to use an abbreviated method of writing the spoken word on a unique keyboard. Using translation software, it is 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.
The demand for the services that licensed court reporters provide is anticipated to grow beyond the supply of qualified reporters, providing varied career opportunities and competitive salaries.
Program approved by:
Court Reporters Board of California
2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 230
Sacramento, CA 95833
Ms. Reindl is the Chair of Court Reporting. She has been a full-time instructor in the department since 1989. Ms. Reindl has an Associate in Arts in Court Reporting, CSR #6320, and NCRA Certification as Certified Reporting Instructor (CRI).
Ms. Poirier is an instructor in the Court Reporting department. She has been with Humphreys since 1994 and became a full-time instructor in 2010. She possesses an Associate in Arts degree in Business Administration, CSR #7458 and NCRA Certification as Certified Reporting Instructor (CRI).
Ms. Closs in an instructor in the Court Reporting department. She has been an instructor in the Court Reporting Department since 2004 and became a full-time instructor in 2010. 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).
Ms. Vaughn is an instructor in the Court Reporting department. She has been an adjunct instructor since 2000. She has an Associate in Arts degree in Liberal Arts, Bachelor of Arts in Music, and CRI Certification.
The following web sites are sources of additional court reporting information and relevant links.
What You’ll Learn
- Specialized shorthand, transcription skills, and real time translation software
- General, legal, medical, and specialized terminologies
- English, grammar, and punctuation skills
- Professional ethics and best practices
- Knowledge and application of current laws & codes
What You’ll Earn
Bachelor of Science
Bachelor of Science *Online Degree Completion
Associate in Science *Online
Accreditation is important; Humphreys University is accredited by Western Association of Schools & Colleges Senior College & University Commission.
As a non-profit institution, we emphasize community, academics, and affordability, all while giving you the resources you need to succeed.
Courses are conveniently offered on our campuses and online.
Applications for enrollment are accepted all year. Apply soon to begin during one of our upcoming quarters.
Get the aid you need for the degree you want. We offer grants (including Cal Grants), loans, scholarships, and work-study funds for qualifying students.
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