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Court Reporter Career
Are you ready for a rewarding career as a court reporter? The Court Reporting program at Arlington Career Institute will prepare you for a career as a court reporter, closed captionist, communications access real time translation (CART) reporter, or official judicial reporter.
Arlington Career Institute’s comprehensive program trains you in courtroom and deposition procedures, computer-aided transcription, word processing, closed captioning and real-time reporting. The program also offers specific training in English language skills and legal and medical terminology.
ACI offers three court reporting programs:
- Court Reporting Program – Stenograph Machine
- Court Reporting Program – Stenomask Reporter
- Court Reporting Program – Distance Education
The Court Reporting program at Arlington Career Institute is approved by the National Court Reporters Association (NCRA). Click Here to view the NCRA General Requirements and Minimum Standards
The Court Reporting Program – Stenograph Machine
A court reporter uses the stenograph machine to document all statements made in official proceedings. This machine allows the reporter to press multiple keys at a time to record combinations of letters that represent sounds, words or phrases. The words are then translated to English by computer-aided transcription software. Court reporters often work at speeds of 225 words per minute.
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The Court Reporting Program – Stenomask Reporter
A stenomask reporter speaks directly into a hand-held recording device. The reporter speaks very quickly, repeats everything that is said and can identify speakers, insert punctuation and provide readback.
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