Scoping involves reading and editing computer-generated shorthand notes taken by court reporters. Using a computer program called computer-aided transcription software (CAT), you will edit written text for transcript production.

Scoping provides flexibility in choosing how many hours you want to work. You can work out of your home, in a Scoping freelance firm or in a Court Reporting firm.

Many students work as scopists while completing their Judicial Reporting/Court Reporting & Closed Captioning program.

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Program Locations

Washington Campus 

Job Titles

Court Reporters**

Program Cost

Certificate of Completion in Court Reporting-Scoping/Transcription:  $2,281*

Median Salary

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Consumer information:

Court Reporting - Scoping/Transcription


* 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.

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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.