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Capturing the words of the world: Careers in court reporting, captioning, and CART

As media streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon continue to produce original content at a clip that threatens to outpace television networks and cable channels, as federal regulations increasingly require accommodation for people with disabilities in the classroom and workplace, and as technology allows more and more of our everyday lives to happen “on […]

ACI is Proud of Lilly

ACI is Proud of Lilly!She is the daughter of Stephanie Layton, one of our Medical Assistant program students.Tune in next week and listen to her share her story on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.Grand Prairie Students Continue Anti-Bullying Efforts

Job Search: Reading the Description is Important

You would not believe how many jobs we don’t think we are qualified for or don’t apply because of failure to read the job description correctly. We may even get overlooked for a job because we simply did not follow all of the application instructions. Whatever the case, properly reading the job description takes great […]

The “Elevator Speech”

Many of us have heard of the infamous “elevator speech” and have often wondered what it was or thought it wasn’t that big of a deal. So, what is an elevator speech? An elevator speech or pitch is defined by Wikipedia as a short summary used to quickly and simply define a person, profession, product, […]

Making Your Time in School Count

Arlington Career InstituteOne Smart Career Move! Dear ACI Student,We all have a lot going on in our lives; family, kids, jobs, appointments, and much much more. So how in the world are we going to find time to concentrate on our studies? Well, like all successful operations and endeavors, you need to have a plan.  It […]

Steno Reporting versus Electronic Reporting

Guest Blogger;  Court Reporting High Speed student Veronica Walker’s Scholarship winning essay.How is Stenography better than Electronic Reporting?We live in an electronic age. We hear mechanical voices prompting us to dial “1” for English. We see words displayed across the bottom of the television screen as the news anchor tells his story.  We carry pocket- […]

Reasons to Become a Court Reporter

Top Ten Reasons to Become a Court ReporterSo you are interested in a career in court reporting?  Well, chances are you know a reporter student or perhaps you know someone who knows someone who knew someone who was a court reporter and they said they worked a flexible schedule, drove a nice car, and worked […]

Externship – A Working Job Interview

Externships can provide many benefits to schools, students, employers, and the community.  Students have the opportunity to gain valuable experience to add to their resume, and employers can benefit from an extensive interview with a potential for a new hire.  The employer gets to see the student’s job skills, work ethic, and attitude before actually […]

February 17-23 Recognized As National Court Reporting And Captioning Week

Arlington Career Institute to join nationwide effort to recognize professionals, and career opportunities in stenographic court reporting and captioning Grand Prairie, TX 2/13/2013 – The National Court Reporters Association, the country’s leading organization representing stenographic court reporters and broadcast captioners, has announced that February 17-23 has been deemed National Court Reporting and Captioning Week.The awareness week […]


Joining an organization can be a huge key to successful networking while you are in school and even more so when you graduate.  There are hundreds of organizations available to students and graduates in the legal, healthcare, court reporting and business fields.  Almost all offer student memberships and provide a wealth of material, insight, and […]


I have been involved in career education for over 27 years. I have seen students from all walks of life. I have seen students who walk in and write a check for the whole program. I have seen students struggling to come up with gas money to get to class. I have seen students of […]

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