Court Reporting Program

Preparation for one of the 50 Best Careers* in the country is being offered at GateWay Community College in Phoenix. Since 1975, GateWay has been providing excellence in court reporting training. Our programs are certified by the National Court Reporters Association. At GateWay you train in state-of-the-art facilities with stenowriters, computers and the necessary software. In addition, you receive a great view of this career from our expert faculty who has more than 100 years of combined experience. 

GateWay is one of a few court reporting schools in Arizona. Starting at only $86 per credit, our affordable tuition makes this program a great way to become a court reporter. 

GateWay is also a host site for NCRA RPR, CRR, and CBC certification examinations where you can obtain your certification and be on your way to your court reporting career. 

What type of Jobs are Available for Court Reporters?

Judicial reporter -- work in a courtroom as an official reporter for County, State, and Federal courts, or as a freelance reporter writing depositions, arbitrations and administrative hearings.

Broadcast closed captioner -- work for a captioning company or television station using a stenowriter and specialized software and equipment to provide on-air captions.

CART Provider -- provide realtime translation using steno equipment for deaf and hard-of-hearing audiences in classrooms, sporting events, webcasting and conventions.

Scopist -- edit and modify court reporters' transcripts using CAT (computer-aided transcription) software and work from home.

Transcriptionist --  Use stenowriters and CAT equipment to transcribe hearings, books, meetings, and interviews from audiofiles and work from home.

Court reporting jobs are projected to grow faster than average through the year 2018 (18% compared to the average job growth of 10%, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics). 

Court Reporting involves transcribing verbal speech into written text for judicial processes such as trials, hearings, motions, sentencings and depositions.

*Court reporting was ranked as one of the 50 Best Careers of 2011 by U.S. News and World Report.

Degrees & Certificates

Advancement opportunities in this field include moving into Scoping.

Employment Outlook

For information about careers in your area of study, visit O*NET OnLine for detailed job descriptions, education requirements, wage and employment trend information.


Accreditation is a process used to measure and certify the credibility and quality of services offered by an organization.

GateWay is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Why should you choose an accredited school?

Although many schools offer seemingly similar degree and certification options, not all schools are accredited. In many instances, accreditation of the degree or program you complete may be required in order to become certified to work in the field.


Program Director

Phone: (602) 286-8602
Building: Administrative - Faculty Wing
Room: AF113

Faculty, Business & Information Technologies

Phone: (602) 286-8572
Fax: (602) 286-8716
Building: Administrative - Faculty Wing
Room: AF114