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Associate Degree in Stenography

Associate Degree in Stenography

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Career Outlook and Growth

Expanding Careers

According to a study performed by Drucker Worldwide and sponsored by the National Court Reporters Association (NCRA), there will be over 5,000 court reporting job openings projected through the year 2018.1 Add to this the flexibility to create your own hours and to “be your own boss," and it’s easy to see why court reporting is considered a great career choice.  At Bryan University, we give you a clear pathway to career opportunities in the industry, so that you’re ready to make your next career move as soon as you graduate.

Diverse Employers

Of the more than 50,000 court reporters/court stenographers in the United States, more than 70% work outside of the courtroom, according to an NCRA survey. Court reporters work in a variety of legal settings such as:

  • Federal and state courts
  • Deposition firms
  • Network TV stations providing closed captioning services
  • Attorney offices providing litigation or arbitration support
  • Business seminars/webinars
  • College campuses assisting the hearing impaired
  • Legislators offices
  • Business or other organizational conventions

Career Opportunities

As a graduate of the Bryan University court reporting program, you'll be able to choose a career path such as:

  • Official Reporter  Work as a salaried courtroom employee on interesting, high-profile cases.
  • Freelance Reporter – Work with attorneys, businesses and other groups on pre-trial depositions, arbitrations and business meetings.
  • CART Provider – Communication Access Real-time Translation providers accompany deaf and hard-of-hearing clients as needed. For example, attend classes with deaf college students to provide an instant conversion of lectures to text.
  • RealTime Reporter – Convert the spoken word instantly to text display for live proceedings utilizing computer-aided translation software.
  • Broadcast Captioner – Provide text captions of live television programs for deaf and hard-of-hearing viewers.

We are no longer accepting applicants into our Stenography program at this time.

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program and other important information, please visit our consumer information page.

Footnotes
1Ducker Worldwide 2013-2014 Court Reporting Industry Outlook Report, on the Internet at http://www.crtakenote.com/about-court-reporting/2013-14_NCRA_%20Industry_Outlook.pdf

Program Details​

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Courses

Valerie Akbulut

Instructor, Bryan University

MA in Interpersonal Communication, University of Central Florida; MA in Multicultural Communication, DePaul University; BA in Journalism, Integrated Communications: Public Relations and Advertising, Butler University

Emily Chaffin

Instructor, Bryan University

MA in English, Arkansas State University; BA in English, Faulkner University

DeWayne Demland

Instructor, Bryan University

MBA, University of Phoenix; B.S. Business Administration, Arizona Christian College

Christina Hammerton

Instructor, Bryan University

MA in Creative Writing, Arizona State University; BA, Psychology, Kent State University

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To be admitted to Bryan University, prospective students must complete the following requirements:
  • Earn a high school diploma or its equivalent.
  • Be at least 17 years of age. If a student is under the age of 18, they will be required to have a parent or legal guardian counter-sign enrollment forms.
  • Fill out the University’s Application and pay a $25 registration fee.
  • Complete an interview with an Admissions Representative. Please call 888-768-6861 or complete the Request Information form to schedule this.
  • Pass a computer and internet speed assessment to ensure technology minimums are met. Please see the university’s course catalog to see detailed technology requirements.
  • Complete all required forms for admission.
  • For transfer credit evaluation, submit official transcripts from past colleges and universities attended.
  • Complete an online introductory course – “LaunchPad” – to demonstrate the ability to navigate online coursework.
  • Students applying to healthcare programs must also identify a practicum site. The university provides a list of approved practicum sites and will support students in site selection.
To begin this process, we invite you to contact a member of our admissions team at 888-768-6861 or complete the Request Information form.

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You’ll graduate with a degree targeted for a specific job market and earn skills that match employers’ needs.

Learn by Doing

You’ll develop real-world skills by completing simulated job tasks and using industry technologies.

Return for Refresher Classes

As a graduate, you’ll have the privilege of auditing previously completed courses still being taught—at no charge—to keep your skills sharp.
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