Court Reporting

Court Reporting

Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

You’ve seen high-profile trials with a person keying the testimony into a stenograph machine or read the scrolling captions for the hearing impaired on
your TV screen. The person recording the spoken words at speeds ranging from 180 to 225 words a minute is a court reporter.

If you’re an excellent listener, enjoy keyboarding, have strong language and communications skills, and are committed to accuracy and confidentiality, a
career in court reporting may be a perfect fit for you.

You’ll need to hear, speak, see, and use both hands to manipulate a computer keyboard and stenograph machine. Students are required to rent a stenograph
machine and laptop computer through the rental program available at Lakeshore Technical College (LTC).

The Court Reporting program is certifi ed by the National Court Reporters Association (NCRA).

Core program courses are offered via video conference hosted by Lakeshore Technical College and are supported by select classes available in the MSTC District.

The Court Reporting program is offered at Stevens Point Campus

Jobs

  • Court Reporter
  • Freelance Reporter
  • Legislative Reporter
  • Scopist

Courses

Note: This program has shared curriculum with Lakeshore Technical College

LTC Logo = Class is offered from Lakeshore Technical College

Catalog# Title Credits  
Term: 1
     
10170106 Realtime Reporting I 5.00 LTC Logo
10170144 Realtime Reporting Orientation 1.00 LTC Logo
10170160 Legal Terminology 1.00 LTC Logo
10170184 English for Realtime Reporters 1.00 LTC Logo
10170804 Realtime Reporting I Lab 1.00 LTC Logo
10801195 Written Communication 3.00  
10809198 Intro to Psychology 3.00  
    (15 Credits)  
Term: 2
     
10170105 Realtime Reporting II 5.00 LTC Logo
10170159 Realtime Reporting Technology 2.00 LTC Logo
10170805 Realtime Reporting II Lab 1.00 LTC Logo
10801196 Oral/Interpersonal Communication 3.00  
  -or-    
10801198 Speech 3.00  
10809122 Intro to American Government 3.00  
  -or-    
10809172 Introduction to Diversity Studies 3.00  
10809196 Intro to Sociology 3.00  
    (17 Credits)  
Term: 3
     
10170108 Realtime Reporting Speed Development 2.00 LTC Logo
    (2 Credits)  
Term: 4
     
10170109 Literary I - Advanced 2.00 LTC Logo
10170128 Jury Charge I - Advanced 2.00 LTC Logo
10106156 Testimony I - Advanced 3.00 LTC Logo
10170809 Literary I Lab - Advanced 1.00 LTC Logo
10170828 Jury Charge I Lab - Advanced 1.00 LTC Logo
10170859 Testimony I Lab - Advanced 1.00 LTC Logo
10804106 College Mathematics 3.00  
  -or-    
10804123 Math w/ Business Apps 3.00 LTC Logo
10806112 Principles of Sustainability 3.00  
10809144 Macroeconomics 3.00  
  -or-    
10809195 Economics 3.00 LTC Logo
    (16 Credits)  
Term: 5
     
10170111 Literary II - Advanced 2.00 LTC Logo
10170129 Jury Charge II - Advanced 2.00 LTC Logo
10170141 Court Reporting Procedures 2.00 LTC Logo
10170145 Court Reporting Internship 2.00 LTC Logo
10170157 Testimony II - Advanced 3.00 LTC Logo
10170171 Medical Reporting & Terminology 2.00 LTC Logo
10170811 Literary II Lab - Advanced 1.00 LTC Logo
10170829 Jury Charge II Lab - Advanced 1.00 LTC Logo
10170857 Testimony II Lab - Advanced 1.00 LTC Logo
    (15 Credits)  
Total Credits: 65