Court Reporting Program
The Court Reporting program prepares graduates for an exciting 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 two court reporting programs:
- The Court Reporting Program - Stenograph Machine
- The Court Reporting Program - Stenomask Reporter
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 a stenograph machine to document all statements made in official proceedings. The machine allows the reporter to press multiple keys at a time to record combinations of letters representing 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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ACI Success Story
"I attended Arlington Career Institute August 2009 through May of 2010. While attending, I pursued my education in law by enrolling in the Paralegal program. When I first came on campus, I was 18 years old, a mother of an eight-month-old baby boy and lost in life... I quickly found myself surrounded by loving and caring staff who were interested in helping me in any aspect of my life. Everyone there went above and beyond to make sure I had resources available so that I could focus on my studies.
To me, the answer is very simple: The people at ACI didn't give up on me. They took me on as a challenge and ended up changing my life. I now have a great career working in this field with great pay and benefits... I know that no matter where life takes me, I will not only have my education but an entire family at ACI backing me up and rooting me on."
- ACI student
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