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Court Reporting (Certificate)

What would you say if we told you there was a career as important today as it was thousands of years ago? From the introduction of the first symbolic alphabet, quickly and accurately recording history has been essential to the development of our present-day society. Today, this same principle applies to a modern, in-demand – Court Reporting. A court reporter, also known as a stenographer, works in a variety of settings and capacities to transcribe the spoken word at 225 words per minute using a stenotype machine. 225 words per minute!

YOU MIGHT LIKE THIS PROGRAM IF:

  • You want a degree that results in your acquiring a unique and advanced skillset from a program with National accreditation.
  • Flexibility in your career is important to you, and you’d like to be able to choose where (courtrooms, legal offices, schools/colleges, TV stations, for example) and how often (full time, part time, freelance) you work.
  • Your writing skills are top-notch, and you’d like to put your good use of grammar, vocabulary, and punctuation to work.
  • Finishing your degree and beginning your career in 2 years sounds good, but you’d like the opportunity to continue to earn advanced certifications in your field as you gain experience.

CAREER OUTLOOK & GENERAL OVERVIEW

CAREER PATHS

As a Court Reporter, rewarding career options include:
  • Courtroom Reporter (Grand Jury, Supreme)
  • Freelance Reporter
  • CART Captioner
  • Broadcast Captioner

AVERAGE AGE

31
Average age of the Plaza student population*

*Based on active student population, Spring 2021

GRADUATION RATE

64%
of all of Plaza’s full time students graduate on time

STUDENT TO FACULTY RATIO

28:1
Allowing more dynamic classroom interaction

SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED

$810,839.91
Awarded during the 2020 academic year

*Based on a review of student accounts, Spring 2021

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The Court Reporting Certificate Program

Our professors are subject matter experts in their fields. Throughout the program, they’ll share their knowledge with you, providing a strong foundation and hands-on experience to prepare you for a successful Court Reporting career. The program will provide instruction in:

  • Theory, Real-Time Writing
  • Legal Terminology
  • Case Catalyst
  • Medical Terminology
  • English for Court Reporting
  • Courtroom Procedures

View all degree requirements in the College Catalog.

WHY IS PLAZA RIGHT FOR YOU?

We're glad you asked.

Academic Quality

Program Rigor, Subject-Matter-Expert Professors, and MSCHE Accreditation ensure an exceptional college education.

Competitive Tuition

Our tuition is not only of the lowest of any private college in New York State, but one of the lowest amongst all 4-year colleges in NYC.

Campus Location

Located in the heart of Queens, our Forest Hills campus is convenient and easily accessible by all public transportation and major highways.

On Your Time

Whether you need classes in the morning, in the evening, online, or a combination of all, flexible course scheduling gives you options.

Success Stories

Our 100+ year alumni network is ready and waiting to tell you how Plaza helped them get where they are today!

Support Network

Individual Advising, Free Tutoring, Student Life Activities, and Job Placement Services add to your college experience and graduation success.