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ONLINE COURT REPORTING COURSES OVERVIEW

If you are interested in studying court reporting but are not able to attend in-person courses, explore online court reporting classes from MacCormac College. MacCormac College’s accredited two-year curriculum includes a variety of opportunities for students across the country to learn the art of court reporting online.

Our virtual instruction includes the following categories:

  • Shorthand Theory
  • Speed Building
  • Judicial Court Reporting
  • Legal Terminology
  • Vocabulary, Grammar, and Writing

BENEFITS OF ONLINE COURT REPORTING COURSES 

Taking stenographer classes online gives you the freedom to learn how to be a court reporter on a flexible schedule, from the convenience of your home. Many students who enroll in our virtual court reporting classes are busy adults with full-time jobs and family commitments. Luckily, online stenography courses can make it easier to attain your educational goals while juggling existing responsibilities.

Participating in online courses through MacCormac College can prepare you for a successful, lifelong career as a court reporter, stenographer or other related professional.

WHAT CAN YOU DO WITH THIS DEGREE?

Students who complete court reporter online classes can work in various exciting and rewarding jobs, including:

  • Federal and/or state court reporter
  • Freelance court reporter
  • Steno interpreter
  • Communications access real-time (CART) provider
  • Broadcast or webcast captioner
  • Convention reporter

COURT REPORTING CAN BE A GRATIFYING FIELD

Court reporting can be lucrative for those with the proper education and skills. In 2019, the median pay for court reporters nationwide was $60,130 per year. The annual mean salary in the greater Chicago metropolitan area was slightly higher, at $63,660 per year.

When looking at the top industries in which court reporters work, those in state government roles nationwide earned a median annual wage in 2019 of $68,020. Local government court reporters earned a median salary of $63,700, and those employed in business support services positions realized a median wage of $48,690.

SKILLS TAUGHT IN COURT REPORTER ONLINE CLASSES 

With online stenography classes from MacCormac College, you can gain a variety of real-world skills that may be useful once you graduate and begin working as a court reporter. Course learning objectives and outcomes focus on the following important abilities:

Engaged listening skills

  • English language spelling, grammar and punctuation
  • Stenography speed and accuracy
  • Effective use of current court reporting technologies
  • Legal and medical industry-specific terminology, including common and uncommon words and phrases
  • Reviewing current events at both a national and local level
  • Ethical principles, with an emphasis on the NCRA Code of Professional Ethics

CHOOSE MACCORMAC COLLEGE FOR ONLINE STENOGRAPHY COURSES 

As a trusted community college in Chicago, MacCormac College has been training the nation’s court reporters since 1912. We began offering online court reporting courses in 2013. With more than a century of experience in education to our credit, we remain committed to academic excellence, community engagement, diversity and inclusion. 

MacCormac College was a relatively early adopter of online learning technology. Because of this, students enrolled in court reporter online classes receive the same, high-quality education and have access to the same dedicated instructors, course materials, resources and services as traditional on-campus junior college students. Contact us today to learn more.