Judicial Reporting Associate Degree

Associate Degree of Applied Science

Program Number: 101061

Program Website: Judicial Reporting Associate Degree

Judicial reporters record the testimony, charges, opinions, sentences or other proceedings in a court of law or the proceedings of business and professional conventions by computerized machine shorthand. This work affords interesting mental activity and requires concentration, patience, poise, and good health. Promptness and attention to detail are essential traits. It is a profession offering personal satisfaction, mental stimulation and monetary rewards. The program is approved by the National Court Reporters Association (NCRA).

The national average length of time for completion of the program is 33 months, according to the NCRA.


Program Outcomes: 


“NCRA is committed to being the leader in advancing the profession of those who capture and integrate the spoken word into a comprehensive and accurate information base for the benefit of the public and private sectors.”

-National Court Reporters Association
General Requirements and Minimum Standards, August 2003

  1. Write a realtime translation theory system with a demonstrated ability to read aloud from shorthand notes in a confident, professional manner.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to capture the spoken word and produce a transcript of professional quality utilizing CAT (computer assisted translation) software.
  3. Demonstrate understanding and application of legal and medical terminology.
  4. Assume the role of the realtime reporter in trials and depositions and perform all functions appurtenant thereto.
  5. Model professional and ethical behavior in accordance with the NCRA Code of Professional Ethics.

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Business Technology Program Cluster
Phone: (800) 322-6282 Ext. 6800 or (608) 246-6800
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