This certificate is designed to provide relevant skills to individuals pursuing careers in court reporting in both courtroom and deposition settings, capturing and certifying the verbatim record of legal proceedings. Court reporters are officers of the court and reporters working in California must be licensed by the Court Reporters Board of California, Department of Consumer Affairs. The West Valley College Court Reporting program is recognized by the Court Reporters Board of California to qualify students to sit for the California Certified Shorthand Reporter's licensing examinations. Careers specific to these skills include but are not limited to: Official Court Reporter, Deposition Court Reporter, Hearing Reporter, Freelance Reporter, Reporter for the Department of Veterans Affairs, and Convention Reporter.
Program Requirements (240-344 hours)
|Course Number||Course Title||Hours|
200-220 WPM Speed Goal
200-220 WPM: Multi-Voice Focus
190 - 200 hours
112 - 126 hours
|NCCC038||Court Reporting Codes and Procedures 1||48 - 54 hours|
|NCCC039||Court Reporting Codes and Procedures 2||48 - 54 hours|
|NCCC042||Certified Shorthand Reporter Exam Review||32 - 36 hours|
|NOTE: Internship Requirement: In addition to the certificate requirements above, students must also complete CTRP 044, Court Reporting Internship, to facilitate the completion of 60 internship hours required to qualify to take the California Certified Shorthand Reporter licensing examinations.|
Total Certificate Hours: 240-344 hours
Certificates are listed as hours rather than college credit (units). Students must pass and complete the minimum number of hours required.