Traditional for profit court reporting schools' tuition costs range from $25,000 to $57,000. You may be surprised to learn that these colleges of court reporting and court reporting schools have 85% to 90% dropout rates and average graduation rates of 2 to 14 percent. Many factors contribute to these court reporting colleges' and schools' high tuition costs including but not limited to large administrative staffs consisting of financial aid officers, commissioned admissions representatives, deans and other administrators that are rarely from the court reporting professions and rarely are credentialed court reporters themselves. Most of these court reporting colleges and schools are owned by corporations with no affiliation to court reporters or court reporting education and often confer an Occupational Associate's Degree that will not transfer to an actual college or university. Bear in mind, no degree is required for any of the careers of court reporting, broadcast (closed) captioning, or CART providing.
Community colleges cost substantially less than for profit or proprietary court reporting schools, but are also rarely staffed by credentialed court reporters and require non-essential academics and Associate's Degrees that once again are not required for any of these three careers.
The Court Reporting and Captioning at Home training program is affordable and owned and staffed by credentialed court reporters, captioners, or CART Providers. Learn More
10. Does the court reporting school or court reporting college train you for realtime court reporting, closed captioning, and CART Providing?
Realtime training is essential. The future of court reporting is realtime. The student that is trained for realtime court reporting, closed captioning, and CART Providing will be able to enter any of these careers without having to extend his or her training. Again, court reporting theory is the most important factor in becoming a quality realtime writer. Read FAQ # 3 for more information about why the theory you choose can literally mean your success or failure. Ask if the school is providing comprehensive captioning, and CART Providing training.
The "Court Reporting and Captioning at Home" program has the ability to train the student simultaneously for all three realtime careers, realtime court reporting, closed captioning, and CART Providing, or for any one of the realtime careers separately. The Realtime Reporting and Captioning Theory taught exclusively by CRAH is the only NCRA approved theory developed specifically for distance education, and containing a realtime court reporting, closed captioning, and CART Providing foundation.
Court Reporting and Captioning at Home provides comprehensive captioning and CART Providing education. The technologically advanced materials include one of a kind studio produced video turtorials, television broadcasts with transcripts, actual classroom lectures with transcripts, all formatting techniques, and required glossaries for the steno dictionary.
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