Arlington Career Institute’s Court Reporting Steno Machine Program is an online program only and offers the freedom and flexibility gained through online learning.
A steno machine court reporter uses the steno machine to document all statements made in official proceedings. This machine allows the reporter to press multiple keys at one time to record combinations of letters that represent sounds, words, or phrases. The words are then translated into English by computer-aided transcription software.
The Court Reporting Steno Machine Program at Arlington Career Institute will prepare you for a career as a court reporter, closed captionist, CART provider (Communications Access Realtime Translation), 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 realtime reporting.
Students may enroll in the online program. Completion time expectations are the same whatever delivery method is chosen.
|Subject||Course Number||Theory Contact / Lab Hours||Quarter Credit Hours|
|Machine Shorthand Theory I A||CR 100||80 / 160||16|
|Machine Shorthand Theory I B||CR101||80 / 160||16|
|Machine Shorthand Theory II||CR102||80 / 160||16|
|English / Vocabulary||CR110||60 / 0||6|
|Court Reporting English||CR120||90 / 0||9|
|Introduction to Law and Legal Terminology||CR130||60 / 0||6|
|Medical Terminology||MA140||60 / 0||6|
|Court Reporting Procedures II||CR141||5 / 55||3|
|Court Reporting Externship||CR142||0 / 50||1.5|
|Computer-Aided Transcription||CR143||20 / 30||3.5|
|Proofreading for Professionals||CR144||55 / 0||5.5|
|Anatomy / Physiology||CR150||60 / 0||6|
|Court Reporting Procedures||CR160||60 / 0||6|
|CSR Written Exam Preparation||CR165||60 / 0||6|
|Machine Shorthand II||CR200||110 / 20||12|
|Criminal Law||CR208||55 / 0||5.5|
|Machine Shorthand III A||CR300||230 / 25||24|
|Business Law||CR300B||55 / 0||5.5|
|Machine Shorthand III B||CR301||230 / 25||24|
|Machine Shorthand IV||CR400||465 / 20||47.5|
|Machine Shorthand V/ Texas CSR Performance Exam Preparation||CR401||465 / 20||47.5|
|Realtime Technologies||CR402||55 / 0||5.5|
ACI Internet and Computer Requirements as of January 2023
Required Internet Connection
Case CATalyst on Windows Computers
Operating Systems required:
These are NOT compatible. We cannot install court reporting software on these devices:
MAC COMPUTERS: MAC computers must be partitioned to run Windows. ACI does not provide assistance with the partition. If a student intends to use a MAC computer, it is strongly recommended to use BOOTCAMP to both partition and then install Windows 11 onto the partition. Stenograph does not support the use of Case Catalyst court reporting software through Parallels.
Microsoft Surface Pro X running Windows 10
Chromebook – a Chromebook does not run Windows. A Chromebook must be running a native Windows Operating System, preferably Windows 10. If the Chromebook is running the Android Operating System, the computer would not be compatible with Case CATalyst.
Computer Processor (CPU)
Optional Equipment: A Windows compatible mouse or other pointing device
Microsoft Word is Needed
Make sure the computer purchased has a return or exchange policy in case incompatibles arise.
“I could not have better things to say about this school. This is my third court reporting school, and I absolutely LOVE it! It has a much more personal and family feel to it. It's a smaller school, so everyone actually knows everyone, and the staff and the teachers really care about the students and making sure the students succeed. I am almost done with my studies here, and I will miss this place so much! I know I have succeeded because of this school, and if you are thinking about getting back into school, or into school for the first time, I highly recommend giving Arlington Career Institute a call.”
“I absolutely love my school. I feel like the instructors truly care and want to see us succeed when we leave. I am in the court reporting program and have a long ways to go but I have had to take academics with teachers from other programs, medical and paralegal. I have made many friendships that I know will last forever! If you want to go to school in a specific field and do not want to have to take a bunch of prerequisites I HIGHLY recommend giving ACI a shot!”