Court Reporting and Captioning

Court Reporting and Captioning Department

Contact Margaret Ortiz for additional information at:
(408) 741-2559

Recipient of U.S. Department of Education Grant P116K100012, "Training for Realtime Writers" 2011 - 2015

Learn More About Court Reporting

The West Valley College Court Reporting and Captioning Department has been offering quality career training programs for over 30 years. These careers are more relevant than ever. Trained court reporting and captioners are in high demand to meet the increased need for litigation, captioning services, text-video synchronization, email transcripts, and webcasting.

All students in the program are trained with innovative techniques to help them meet the requirements for state and national certification. In the Bay Area, starting salaries in the field range from $65-100K. A wave of retirements by active court reporters and captioners is expected to create thousands of job openings around the country. Choose Court Reporting or Captioning and you can enter these rewarding and respected careers.

For information about licensing and statistics for California Court Reporters
please visit: The Court Reporters Board of California

We serve students throughout California!  Please join us for our spring Career Night information session on Wednesday, January 27, from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., in room BU 7, across from Parking Lot 4.  If you would like to attend using free video conferencing, please see below:

Instructions for Logging On Using Zoom Software

If you are new to Zoom, please download it before the information session. 

Join from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device: Simply click on the following link and follow the directions. When you are prompted to enter your name, please use your real first and last name. If it automatically fills in your computer profile name, please click on it and enter your first and last name.

Here is the link for the Court Reporting Information/Orientation Session:

If your link is not active or you are having trouble:

1. Highlight the link.

2. Hit Control, Copy (if you have a PC) or Command, Copy (if you have a Mac)

3. Click on your URL box (top left of screen)

4. Click Control, View (PC) or Command, View (Mac)

5. Hit Enter and follow the directions.

Once Zoom has already been loaded, for future meetings (classes) you can simply:

1. Click on the Zoom Desktop Icon on Desktop or a Zoom folder in your All Programs menu.

2. Log on by clicking Join when the words Join or Host a Meeting appear.

3. Enter the meeting ID. 

The meeting ID for this information session is: 719 238 793. (Do not put in spaces.)

You may also join by clicking on or copying it into your URL box and entering the meeting ID for your class.

To join from a dial-in phone line:

Dial: +1 (415) 762-9988 or +1 (646) 568-7788

Enter the meeting ID for your class.

Participant ID: Shown after joining the meeting

International numbers available:

We will open the meeting about ten minutes before the information/orientation session.  If you have trouble logging on, please call Margaret (Maggie) Ortiz at (408) 318-4158. 

Please write to Margaret (Maggie) Ortiz at and she will email you additional program information. We hope to see you on January 27!


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