Youve seen high-profile trials with a person keying the testimony into a stenograph machine or read the scrolling captions for the hearing impaired on your TV screen. The person recording the spoken words at speeds ranging from 180 to 225 words a minute is a judicial reporter.
If youre an excellent listener, enjoy keyboarding, have strong language and communications skills and are committed to accuracy and confidentiality, a career in judicial reporting may be a perfect fit for you.
Youll need to hear, speak, see and use both hands to manipulate a computer keyboard and stenograph machine. Students are required to rent a stenograph machine and laptop computer through the rental program available at LTC.
The Judicial Reporting program is certified by the National Court Reporters Association (NCRA).
Core program courses are offered via Instructional Television (ITV) hosted by Lakeshore Technical College and are supported by select classes available in the MSTC District.
The Judicial Reporting program is offered at the Stevens Point campus.