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Associate of Applied Science
in Court Reporting


The focus of the Court Reporting Institute of Arlington is to prepare students to become Certified Court Reporters by developing their machine shorthand speed to 225 words a minute and typing speed to 50 net wpm.  The Court Reporting Institute of Arlington provides the tools to build a solid foundation in English grammar and punctuation, legal and medical terminologies, anatomy, psychology, speech, courtroom and deposition procedures, and transcription via computer. A graduate of the Arlington court reporting program may seek employment as an official court reporter, stenographer, freelance or deposition reporter, or as a captioner.

The program consists of 120 weeks, 85 Quarter Credit Hours of Court Reporting training and associated lab work and 23 Quarter Credit Hours of General Education totaling 108 Quarter Credit Hours.


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Local: 703-875-1200 | Toll-Free: 888-841-3557
4300 Wilson Blvd. Suite #140, Arlington, VA 22203
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Associate of Applied Science
Course List


Arrow CR122 Theory 1A
Arrow CR124 Theory 1B
Arrow CR126 Advanced Theory
Arrow CR222 Advanced Theory
Arrow CR310 Court Reporting English
Arrow CR322 Speedbuilding
Arrow CR342 Reporting Technology I
Arrow CR344 Reporting Technology II
Arrow CR410 Reporting Procedures
Arrow CR422 Speedbuilding
Arrow GE112 English Composition I
Arrow GE113 Medical Terminology
Arrow GE202 Principles of Speech
Arrow GE204 Law & Legal Terminology
Arrow GE212 English Composition II
Arrow GE302 Physiology & Anatomy
Arrow GE304 General Psychology

Program Details
The Court Reporting Institute of Arlington is dedicated to providing students with the materials needed to successfully complete court reporter training degree programs. Labs are open additional hours to provide work-study time outside of classes.  Each student is also provided with online resources such as library services, a student portal, email and online companion courses.
Career Outlook
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics:

“Employment of court reporters is projected to grow by 18 percent, reflecting the demand for real-time broadcast captioning and translating. Job opportunities should be excellent, especially for those with certification. Demand for court reporter services will be spurred by the continuing need for accurate transcription of proceedings in courts and in pretrial depositions, by the growing need to create captions for live television, and by the need to provide other real-time broadcast captioning and translating services for the deaf and the hard of hearing.”
Student Achievement Information
2010 ACICS Retention Benchmark: 60%
2010 ACICS Retention Rate: NAH
2010 ACICS Placement Benchmark: 65%
2010 ACICS Placement Rate: NA
Federal 2010 On Time Grad Rate: NA
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Institutional Payment Plans: TBD
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Institutional Costs
Tuition: $3,200 (Per Quarter/Day) $2,000 (Per Quarter/Night)
Machine Rental: $75
Lab/Tech Fee: $125 (Per Quarter/Day) $100 (Per Quarter/Night)
Transportation and Living Expenses
Transportation: $495
Room & Board (Dependent, living with parents): $399
Room & Board (Independent): $796
Room & Board (Military, receiving housing allowance): $399
Personal Expenses: $251