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Area of Study: Court Reporting Technologies
Degree/Certificate: Associate of Applied Business degree in Captioning and Court Reporting


What is Stenography?

Stenography (also known as machine writing) is the act of depressing the keys on a steno machine that is connected to a computer.  Realtime stenography utilizes a software program that translates 
those steno keystrokes words into text on a computer screen.   At Tri-C, steno students learn to use DigitalCat Computer-Access Realtime Translation software to accomplish this capturing of audio and presentation of those words into text.

Career Outlook:
Stenography or steno machine writing is the traditional and most typical method of court reporting.  Steno machine writers work as judicial court reporters, CART (Computer-Access Realtime Translation) providers presenting the words of teachers and students in a classroom setting for deaf clients, broadcast captioners, and transcriptionists.

About our Steno Program:
The National Court Reporters Association (NCRA) mandates that certified schools teach a realtime steno theory along with a variety of academic courses focused on court reporting work and document production, English grammar skills, legal, medical, and technical terminology, and proper legal procedure.

  • Steno writing uses DigitalCat CAT software and a steno machine. 
  • Individuals can work in all areas of the country with steno machine skills.
  • Steno students can take CCR classes on the campus, online or a combination of both. 
  • Steno machine writers can be employed as judicial court reporters, CART providers, captioners, scopists or transcriptionists. 
  • Steno students begin by taking Intro to Court Reporting, Realtime Theory I, II, and III. Beyond those four courses, all CCR students follow the same course sequences.  







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Mardy Chaplin
Program Manager 

Captioning and Court Reporting Office
Western Campus, C-245A
11000 West Pleasant Valley Road
Parma, Ohio  44130

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