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College of Court Reporting, EST. 1984

Learn what the National Court Reporters Association's Foundation does for YOU, the student.

We asked a few of our students to talk about their education at CCR and this is what they had to say:

My. Best. Decision. Ever. The staff at CCR create a spirit of camaraderie that is so genuine that it feels as though the student body is part of one big family. Administration and staff know who each student is, and they do so much more than send a welcome letter and a list of supplies to buy. There have been e-cards, letters of recognition, along with grade reports, and a spirit of not just pointing the way but leading the way to a bright future.

Lisa Tunzi, Current CCR Enrolled Student

I am so pleased with this program as the teachers are all experienced and helpful, and the program itself is comprehensive and practical.

Reena Cid, Current CCR Enrolled Student

The faculty and staff at CCR truly believe in you and are always there when you need help. CCR puts you on the path to success, and the faculty and staff ensure you have the help when you need it. I never feel alone at CCR - the faculty and staff make sure of that.

Kayla Ruth, Current CCR Enrolled Student

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Curious About Voice Writing?

College of Court Reporting is an affiliate of the National Verbatim Reporters Association (NVRA). Founded in 1967, NVRA is the only national professional organization dedicated to the practice of voice writing, offering support and benefits to its members -- certification, conferences, and newsletters. NVRA offers several levels of membership. Court reporters using either voice or stenographic methods may become general members of NVRA.

This video provides an excellent demonstration of the voice method.

CCR's next voice class starts soon. Contact the admissions department at for more information.

NVRA - The Voice of the Future
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EDGAR COUNTY, Ind. (WTHI)-They're not usually in the spotlight in the courtroom as a judge or attorney would be.

Jill Layton said a court reporter's job is one of the most important there is.

"It's very important to have what people say in the courtroom. You want it, word for word what everybody said every utterance and you want to keep that forever," said Layton. She's the official court reporter for the Cumberland County Courthouse.

NCRA member turned novelist inspired by court reporting experience

NCRA member Andrea J. Johnson is a court reporter turned freelance entertainment writer for the women’s lifestyle website Popsugar. This love for insider gossip has inspired her to take real-life headlines and turn them into mind-bending mysteries. The Victoria Justice Series is a perfect example of this dynamic as it uses Johnson’s legal background to explore what would happen if a trial stenographer took the law into her own hands. The JCR Weekly recently reached out to her to find out how her court reporting career has helped inspire her stories.

Listen to a steno podcast … or create one of your own

Podcasts aren’t just for true crime anymore. They can be a creative teaching tool in the stenography classroom. Both instructors and students can create their own podcasts to aid in practice, concentration, and readback. Professional podcasts, too, offer a unique resource for students as they offer insight into the working lives of seasoned court reporters and captioners. Carol Adams, RPR, MCRI, distance education director at Huntington Junior College in W.V., breaks it all down for Up-to-Speed.

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NCRA has an awesome student newsletter. NCRA’s online newsletter, Up-to-Speed, features insights and tips just for court reporting and captioning students. Check out the “Student Spotlight” and “Schools in the News” sections. Here is the link to subscribe and view past newsletters:
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Melvin Brewing Scholarship

The $1,000 Melvin Brewing Scholarship was created to help students lift a little bit of financial stress off of their shoulders while also helping to strengthen our communities! Students from all majors and areas of study are encouraged to apply.

NCRA A to Z Scholarship

NCRA is giving 10 students a $500 scholarship this year. In order to be eligible for this wonderful opportunity, students must complete an NCRA A to Z Intro to Steno Machine Shorthand program, receive an NCRA A to Z Certificate of Completion, attain an exemplary academic record, and have passed one skills test writing 60-100 words per minute at the time of submission. The application usually opens in February and closes on April.

The Veritext Court Reporting Student Scholarship

This Veritext Court Reporting Student Scholarship is awarded annually to a new or returning student seeking to learn stenography theory and to advance through training programs designed to help increase speed and achieve completion.

Horace Webb Scholarship

The National Verbatim Reporters Association (NVRA) awards this scholarship to voice court reporting students. The application deadline is usually in April. The 2020 application has not been posted yet.

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Welcome to The Guardian Version of the Job Drawer!


Natalie Kijurna, our Director of Alumni & Employer Relations, is happy to assist alumni with resumes, cover letters, and job placement. Please contact her with any questions.

For additional information, contact Natalie today!
(866) 294- 3974 ext. 229

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Director of Admissions

Nicky Rodriquez
(866) 294 - 3974 ext.222

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