Captioning and Court Reporting Program
In court reporting, professionals use a stenotype machine or voicewriting technology to capture the words spoken in a legal proceeding or other event. These words can be presented on computer or television screens, displaying the instant voice-to-text translation, or translated into text on documents such as trial transcripts.
What's Your Choice?
At Cuyahoga Community College you have choices.
- Writing Methods: We offer training in two types of technologies. Machine students may learn to use a stenotype machine and specialized software to type (write) spoken words and have them transferred into text. Voice students learn to use a speech recognition engine and specialized software to listen to and repeat (dictate) spoken words and have them transferred into text.
- Educational Options: Students have an option to earn an Associate of Applied Business degree, or students may elect to complete only those courses which meet NCRA guidelines.
- Location Options: Steno students have the choice to learn entirely online, on the campus, or a combination of both. Voice students learn entirely online. Visit our distance learning page.
A two-year steno machine scholarship opportunity is available for students enrolled in campus Realtime Theory and Speedbuilding classes. Apply for the scholarship!
Career and Job Outlook
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