CCAC Allegheny Campus to host free introductory Court Reporting course in July

Article by: CCAC Public Relations

Watch a video that aired on KDKA about CCAC's Court Reporting program.

 PITTSBURGH—The Community College of Allegheny County’s Allegheny Campus will host A to Z Intro to Machine Shorthand, an Introduction to Stenographic Theory on July 7, 14 and 28. The course is free; however, students need to register to attend. Classes will be held on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in Room 436 of Milton Hall. Students who complete the course are eligible for funding from Project Steno. For more information, visit

Designed by the National Court Reporters Association (NCRA), the course offers a basic hands-on introduction to the profession of court reporting. Students will be able to find out if they are interested in pursuing a career in the field while investing little time and no money.

Court reporting offers a well-paying career, in some cases over six figures, in a variety of interesting venues, according to CCAC Professor Mary Beth Johnson, who will teach the course along with CCAC Professor Barbara Lightcap. In addition to transcribing legal proceedings for courts and legislatures, court reporters—also known as captioners and stenographers—caption major sporting events and other broadcast television shows for persons who are hard of hearing. And court reporters are in high demand—according to NCRA, there are 5,500 unfilled job openings in 2018.

For more information or to register, contact Mary Beth Johnson at or 412.237.2748.

Watch a video that aired on KDKA about CCAC's Court Reporting program.

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