The Court Reporting Program is designed for students interested in acquiring the skill necessary to secure employment as verbatim reporter in our courts of law and legal and business offices.
Convention Reporter, Court Reporter, Deposition Reporter, Freelance Reporter, Hearing Reporter
The College of Marin Court Reporting Program was started in 1975 and is recognized by the Court Reporters Board of California: In order for a person to qualify from a school to take the State Licensing Examination, the person shall complete a program at a recognized school. For information concerning the minimum requirements that a court reporting program must meet in order to be recognized, contact: the Court Reporters Board of California, 2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Sacramento, CA 95833. 916.263-3660
A.S. in Court Reporting, Occupational, Machine Shorthand Option in Legal or Medical Secretary, Scopist, Medical Transcriptionist, or Text Entry Specialist
The Machine Shorthand Option is offered only at the Indian Valley Campus. This curriculum offers the student an opportunity to prepare for careers as a legal or medical secretary, scopist for court reporters, medical transcriptionist, or text entry specialist. The courses will also partially fulfill the Certified Shorthand Reporters Board requirements to “qualify” to take the State Certified Shorthand Reporters Examination. An Associate in Science degree in Court Reporting, Machine Shorthand Option is earned by completing the courses listed below and the College of Marin graduation requirements. A Certificate of Achievement is awarded for satisfactory completion of all courses required for the major. Arrangements must be made by the student for the rental or purchase of a shorthand machine. The total length of time it takes to complete the machine shorthand skill requirements varies with each student.
All new college students are required to participate in Testing, Orientation, and meet with a counselor, unless they are exempted. The Orientation is designed to help prepare you to be successful at the College of Marin and to reach your educational goals.