College Court Reporter Program to Offer New Certificates and Software

“Both certificates are recognized by Ohio’s initiative for short-term certificates for in-demand careers, and both are eligible for financial aid,” she said. “Our shared program will provide students with technical training and an understanding of digital court reporting software, legal procedures and ethical standards for capturing and digitally preserving verbatim records.”

The college’s combined program, approved by the National Court Reporters Association, maintains a 100% placement rate.

Janet Harris, vice president of enterprise sales at Stenograph, said they were invested in building partnerships with schools to help build a workforce proficient in the new software and certified.

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“It’s a great career opportunity for students of all ages to enter the field of court reporting and our clients hire graduates upon completion of Stark State/Clark State programs,” she said. .

The two colleges have partnered for the past seven years to offer shared programs and opportunities.

Students in the program learn to write in real time using a computerized machine and prepare transcriptions using computer-assisted software. They hone their writing skills using real-time learning practice, testing a web-based environment, specialized exercises as well as access to a simulated on-campus courtroom and real-time labs. Students must complete an internship before graduating to familiarize themselves with the field of court reporting in a real environment.

To learn more about this program, visit clarkstate.edu, starkstate.edu, or contact Eneix at [email protected] or Hennigan at [email protected]

Ryan H. Bowman