1701 Wright Street
Madison WI 53704
(608) 246-6003 ext. 8
FAX: (608) 243-4754
Program number: 101702
Learn how to be a stenographer. If you enjoy precision, grammar and editing, music or competition, a degree in Court Reporting from Madison College would be perfect for you. And if you need flexibility or are in another state, this degree is also offered 100% online. Our instructors have real-world stenography experience and look forward to helping you earn your degree to become:
Please note before beginning classes: You must purchase or rent a realtime-ready student steno writer and specialty software. The faculty will provide guidance on this equipment. There is an orientation for all new students. Please contact the School of Business and Applied Arts for more information.
Court Reporting is on a career pathway that includes this associate degree. With the associate degree, you can get a good job or transfer to another college to earn your bachelor’s degree. Learn at your own pace and increase your earning potential with credentials that keep you moving on your career path.
Court Reporting classes may be offered at these Madison College campuses:
All courses for this program are offered online and in person.
View the admission requirements for application deadlines, materials, and requirements.
Once you are admitted into your program, review the Start of Semester Checklist to prepare for your first day of classes at MATC.
Contact the Enrollment Center at EnrollmentServices@madisoncollege.edu or (608) 246-6210.
The courses listed below outline the requirements for completion for students officially admitted in the 2017-2018 academic year. Requirements for completion may vary depending on the semester in which a student is admitted or may be completed by other equivalent courses. Current/continuing students should consult their Academic Requirements report available through their student account for specific requirements and equivalent courses.
After completing the Court Reporting program at Madison Area Technical College, you will have the skills required for national certification and be able to:
Machine shorthand writing speeds:
Internship: The 50-hour requirement for internship will consist of a minimum of 40 hours of actual writing time under the supervision of a qualified reporter.
Career paths are versatile and stenographers have options, providing structure for those who need it and flexibility to those who don’t. Official court reporters often work 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the court system. Freelance court reporters make their own schedules for court reporting or doing depositions. Broadcast captioners can work any time of the day from home.
Madison College associate degree graduates are ready for a range of professional positions in the field of court reporting including:
Graduates of this program earn an average starting salary of $45,000 per year and have 100% job placement.
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