Qualified, Skilled Instructors Do Make a Difference....
They Produce Competent, Proficient Court Reporters and Transcriptionists
The court reporting profession stems from the desire and necessity to preserve the happenings of yesterday and today for tomorrow. Court reporters are a party to the administration of justice under the law and the court served.
A court reporter is
responsible for the accurate, written word of judicial
hearings as well as the keeper of the record for
depositions and other proceedings.
They are the person whose occupation is to transcribe spoken or recorded speech into written form to produce official transcripts of court hearings, depositions, and other official proceedings. The voice writer repeats verbatim what attorneys, witnesses, and others are saying in a proceeding. In the United States, the court reporter is often also a notary public who is authorized to administer oaths to witnesses, and who certifies that his or her transcript of the proceedings is a verbatim account of what was said. Court reporters play a critical role in the judicial system by taking down a verbatim record of courtroom testimony using steno or voice writing. In voice writing, the court reporter speaks into a mask-like device which contains a microphone that feeds the reporter’s voice into specialized voice recognition and translation software on the reporter’s laptop computer. The mask silences the reporter’s voice so as not to disturb courtroom proceedings, while the reporter’s software translates the reporter’s carefully spoken words into text. To achieve the high speeds and accuracy required, voice writers learn to speak in a kind of shorthand which their software then translates. This text can be read back from the computer screen or printed as a transcript of the proceedings.
The South Carolina School of Court Reporting is dedicated to maintaining the highest standards. We are very proud of the fact that when our students graduate they are welcomed into the court reporting community because of the knowledge and skills obtained by attending the school. Our training programs provide students with practical knowledge and skills to be competent, professional court reporters. We develop highly prepared, skilled court reporters who are equipped with the expertise to enter the field of court reporting.
Founded in 2004 as a court reporting school, The South Carolina School of Court Reporting, has since evolved into a training center specializing in the training of court reporters, transcriptionists, voice recognitionists, computer familiarists, WordPerfect specialists, for the expressed purpose of having these legal professionals secure career positions in the related fields in which they desire.