Register for the Fall 2022 A to Z class. Learn more about stenography and court reporting. Sponsored by NCRA.
*This program is not eligible for federal financial aid (FAFSA).
OSU-OKC Training & Development next Court Reporting class will begin in January 2023.
Check back in fall 2022 for more information to apply.
JOB: COURT REPORTING
SALARY RANGE: $40,000 TO $70,000*
NEED: 5,500 JOBS AVAILABLE NOW!
WHAT COURT REPORTERS DO
Court reporters create word-for-word transcriptions at trials, depositions, and other legal proceedings.
Most court reporters work in courts or legislatures. However, some work from either their home or a central office providing broadcast captioning for television stations or for hard-of-hearing individuals.
Employment of court reporters is projected to grow 7 percent from 2018-28, faster than the average for all occupations. Those with experience and training in techniques for helping deaf or hard-of-hearing people such as real-time captioning and communication access real-time translation (CART), will have the best job prospects.
ABOUT THE STENOTYPE MACHINE
- 22 keys
- Phonetic spelling system
- Left hand = initial consonant
- Right hand = ending consonant
- Entire words typed at same time
TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION
- Two-year program
- Registered Professional Reporter
- 180, 200, 225 words per minute
- High accuracy
- Categories of speed testing:
- Jury charge