Court Reporting

 Behavioral Sciences and Human Services

Preparation for a career in the judicial system is being offered at GateWay Community College in Phoenix. Since 1975, GateWay has been providing excellence in court reporting training. Our programs are approved by the National Court Reporters Association (NCRA).

Court Reporting involves transcribing verbal speech into written text for judicial processes such as trials, hearings, motions, sentencings and depositions. 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 $85 per credit, our affordable tuition makes this program a great way to become a court reporter. 

Plus, court reporting jobs are projected to grow as many in the profession begin to retire. 

Jobs 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 real-time 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.

Program Location

Washington Campus 

Job Titles

Court Reporter**

Program Cost

Certificate of Completion in Court Reporting-Judicial: $6,063*
Associate in Applied Science in Court Reporting - Judicial: $8,661*

Median Salary

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* Please note that these are only estimates and do not include books. These estimates may change based on increases to tuition, course fees and book costs. Estimates are based on the 2016-2017 tuition rates for in-county students. Additional fees may apply.

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

Degrees & Certificates

Advancement opportunities in this field include moving into Scoping.


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.

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.

The GateWay Court Reporting program is approved by the:
National Court Reporters Association
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