Court Reporting

Court Reporting

Howard Payne University - Brownwood, TX

  • BS

The Court Reporting Department provides students with a solid academic foundation and the skills and training required to succeed in a professional reporting career. Humphreys College has been teaching machine stenography courses since the 1920s and has been providing the judicial community with qualified court reporters and deposition reporters since the 1950s. The program not only meets the Court Reporters Board of California prescribed course of study, but also provides an opportunity to go beyond the minimum standards and attain an associate or bachelor degree. The overall focus of the department is to provide the academic foundation, skill and training development through live dictation and instruction with guided practice that enables students to achieve California State CSR licensure as well as meet their desired level of certification or degree. Completion of the program, licensure, and/or degree will prepare students to work in many different professional positions such as Certified Shorthand Reporter (CSR), Official Court Reporter, Freelance Reporter, State Hearing Reporter, and Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) Reporter. Our court reporting students are trained to utilize skills and equipment to capture, store, retrieve, and translate the spoken word in realtime. They are taught how to create a word-for-word, written account of everything that is said in pretrial and trial proceedings. According to the Bureau for Labor Statistics, the number of court reporters is expected to grow much faster than the average for all occupations through 2016 with more job openings than job seekers, so job placement for the future remains strong. Classes are offered mainly during the day; however, required academics may be available during evening hours or online. The program is proficiency-based, and students are able to progress from one level to the next as soon as they meet the requirements for each level. The faculty in the Court Reporting Department is a dedicated group of professionals who strive to help students achieve their goals, and work diligently to stay current in their constantly evolving fields. The faculty is complemented by a support staff of readers and aides who also have a direct interest in the success of the students. To ensure satisfactory progress for students, the College offers an extensive online digital audio library of dictation practice and computer lab facilities fully equipped with transcription and realtime technologies and equipment for instruction and practice purposes. The Humphreys Court Reporting program is approved by the Court Reporters Board of California, and recognized as a Participating Program of the National Court Reporters Association. The Court Reporting associate and bachelor degrees are accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

  • Tuition & Fees

    Tuition & Fees


    per Year

  • Books & Supplies

    Books & Supplies


    per Year

  • Average Salary

    Average Salary


    per Year

Visit Now