College of Court Reporting (CCR) is a private institution accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS). CCR was one of the first court reporting programs in the United States to deliver its entire court reporting program leading to an associate's degree through distance education.
College of Court Reporting currently offers an associate's degree via distance education. CCR delivers its competency-based court reporting-specific courses and general education academic courses online via the Internet, which are usually supplemented by email between the student and the instructor. Competency-based course sites are supplemented by streaming skill development video instruction. Students are provided copies of the video instruction on CD/DVD media. In addition to completing coursework, students are required to do 60 hours of internship and to pass several proficiency exams. Students are required to have a local mentor whereby competency-based testing is conducted at specific evaluation points throughout the student's training as specified by the college's Standards of Satisfactory Academic Progress policy.
All of the court reporting program's courses are offered in standard semesters that are fifteen weeks in length. There are three terms per year and students are enrolled year round.
College of Court Reporting requested waivers of the 50 percent rules. However, the Department determined that these waivers were not needed at this time.
Demonstration Program Cohort
College of Court Reporting joined the Distance Education Demonstration Program in December 2003 as part of the third cohort.