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Availability and Time Commitment
First 12 units:
Meets Thursday nights 7-9 p.m. Attendance is mandatory.

Second 12 units:
Meets Tuesday nights 6-9 p.m. Attendance is mandatory.

Speedbuilding Workshop
Meets Tuesday or Thursday nights 6-9 p.m. Attendance is mandatory.

Practice/Study Time:
You must have a minimum of 13 hours available outside of class each week for Units 1-12. These 13 hours must be spread over a minimum of four days; preferably six days as frequent repetition is key to success in this program. Students are required to calendar their practice time for the instructor. A Minimum of 18 hours for Units 13-24 to incorporate required academics to be spread out over a minimum of four to six days.

Internship:
Internships of 40 hours are completed near the end of the program. The student must be available to sit-in with working reporters during their regular work days.

Language Arts Skills
Court reporters deal with language arts skills on a daily basis: phonetics, spelling, grammar, punctuation, capitalization, vocabulary, and word usage. In school, reporting students study legal terminology, medical terminology, plus all of the disciplines related to language arts. If the thought of English courses make you cringe, this might not be the program for you! Candidates for admission to Realtime Center For Learning, Inc. are administered a vocabulary test.

  • Do you enjoy reading a wide variety of materials?

  • Do you have good grammar skills?

  • Do you enjoy doing cross-word puzzles or other word-related games?

  • In English classes, did you score 80% or better?

General Computer Skills
How much computer experience do you need to take an online course? For participating in an online course, you must have some familiarity with computers and be comfortable with tasks such as emailing with attachments, saving files, deleting files, organizing files, as well as working with word processing software.

Are you comfortable with file management: saving, deleting, locating, and moving files on your computer?

  • Yes, I have no trouble with these tasks.

  • I would like to learn more about file management.

  • No, I can never find my files.

Keyboarding Skills
Must be able to pass a keyboarding test at a minimum of 40 wpm. Applicants who score between 20 wpm and 40 wpm will be considered on a case-by-case basis with the understanding that the minimum 40 wpm mark must be obtained within the first 12 months of enrollment in the program.

Not sure how fast you type? Here are some links to online resources to test yourself and improve your skills:


Realtime Center For Learning utilizes TypingCertification.com for pre-admission testing.
However, please feel free to visit TypingCertification.com to try the practice test and familiarize yourself with how the testing software works.


Required Equipment
Each student must possess this equipment prior to enrolling in classes at Realtime Center For Learning, Inc.

The student will be required to bring the computer to class each week.

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The following websites may be helpful to you to obtain more information about a career in court reporting:

The National Court Reporters Association (NCRA)

www.bestfuture.com

Please contact us for more information.

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