Court Reporting

Court Reporting

Court Reporting at LSCO is an online teaching program that provides students with the essential education to become a Certified Shorthand Reporter. The completion of the first year of the program affords students the Scopist Certificate. This certificate gives them the tools needed to assist current court reporters in producing transcripts and daily copies/rough drafts for courts and depositions. The second year of the program concludes with a Court Reporting Certificate that provides the invaluable skills needed to become Certified Shorthand Reporters. The speed building portion of the program is self-paced, varies for each individual student, and may continue past the six semesters. Once the exit speed requirements are met and the student becomes certified by the State, he/she will have opportunities to work in the freelance industry with attorneys, to become an official reporter for a court, to provide CART for the Deaf or Hard of Hearing community, or to even go on to become a certified realtime captioner working in the broadcasting field.


Requirements for the course include:

Degree Plans


Contact Info

Academic Advising

For registration and admission information, please contact:

Academic Advising
Phone: (409) 882-3340
Ron E. Lewis Library

Program Director

For additional program information, please contact:

Cristy Smith
Phone:(409) 882-3307
Allied Health Building, Rm. 222

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