Build Your Future as a Court Reporter

The Cypress College Court Reporting Program trains students to take and pass the California Certified Shorthand Reporter’s Examination, the National Court Reporter’s Association (NCRA) Registered Professional Reporter Examination, and the Certified Realtime Reporter Examination administered by NCRA and other local and state associations.

The Court Reporting Program requires a minimum of 2.5 years of study. While students must furnish their own machines and related supplies, Cypress College provides the Court Reporting students with the following special amenities:

  • Court Reporting and CIS Lab equipped with computers, audio/video tapes, CDs, captioning equipment, reference materials, audio/video listening devices, tape copier, and CD/DVD copier
  • Rental equipment program providing manual stenograph machines
  • Court Reporting Club membership open to all students
  • Court Reporting Club store providing low-cost supplies to all students
  • Court Reporting counseling provided in the Cypress College BUS/CIS Division
  • Excellent academic preparation for state and national examinations
  • Year-round course offerings: day, evening, and some Saturdays
  • Convenient parking with day and night security
  • Advanced Realtime Training Program
  • Eight different internship programs available
  • CAT Training on CaseCatalyst, ProCAT, and Total Eclipse
  • Five to six CSR qualifiers per week, along with one mock RPR
  • Located conveniently on Valley View between the 405 and 91 Freeways
  • Frequent guest speakers who are professionals in the field

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Frequently Asked Questions

The program offers certificates in the following fields: Legal Transcription, Court Reporting Technology, Hearing Reporter, Legal Administrative Assistant, Proofreading, Computer Editor/Scopist, Court and Agency Services, Communication Access Realtime (CART), Videographer, and Captioning and Court Reporting (which leads to state licensure). The program offers Associate in Science Degrees in Court Reporting and Law Office Administration.

No prerequisites are needed for these courses.