PITTSBURGH-The Community College of Allegheny County's Allegheny
Campus will host an "Introduction to Court Reporting" course. The
three-week course is free; however, students need to register to
attend. Classes will be held on Wednesday, June 19, 26 and July 10
from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and on Saturday, June 22, 29 and July
13 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in Room 436 of Milton Hall at the
Allegheny Campus on the Pittsburgh's North Side. Convenient, free
parking is available.
Launched by a group of individuals committed to promoting the
profession of court reporting, Project Steno offers a basic,
hands-on introduction to 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. Upon completion of the
free course, students are eligible to apply for tuition assistance
to attend CCAC's fall court reporting class beginning on August 19,
Court reporting offers a well-paying career, in some cases more
than 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. Nathan Sibley, who graduated from CCAC with an
associate degree in court reporting in May, is the main captioner
for the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park. He got the job after
interning for the Pirates through CCAC's program last summer.
Additionally, court reporters are in high demand across the
nation-according to the National Court Reporters Association, there
are currently 5,500 unfilled job openings.
For more information or to register, contact Mary Beth Johnson
at firstname.lastname@example.org or
View Mary Beth Johnson talking about the Court Reporting program on KDKA.