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

Article by: CCAC Public Relations

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, 2019.

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 or 412.237.2748.

View Mary Beth Johnson talking about the Court Reporting program on KDKA.


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