1701 Wright Street
Madison WI 53704
Monday - Friday: 8 a.m - 4:30 p.m.
(608) 246-6003 ext. 8
FAX: (608) 243-4754
Learn how to be a stenographer. If you enjoy precision, grammar and editing, music, competition, or using technology, 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. There are courses that can be taken in high school that offer college credit toward this associate degree through the Dual Credit and Start College Now programs. 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:
Explore financial aid eligibility for this program.
All courses for this program are offered online and in person.
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.
Prospective program students, the information below reflects the basic requirements for students admitted for the 2018-2019 academic year. To learn more about Madison College, visit us.
Current program students (including newly admitted), go directly to your Degree Progress Report (also referred to as an Advising Report or Academic Requirements) to view:
If you have questions after reviewing your report, please see Advising Services.
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:
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics court reporters earned a mean annual wage of $62,390 in 2018.