High school students and adult learners in South Dakota interested in an in-demand and rewarding career as a court reporter or captioner are encouraged to consider the Judicial Reporting remote program offered by Anoka Technical College in Minnesota.
Anoka Technical College offers an associate in applied science degree in Judicial Reporting and related certificates in Broadcast Captioning and Scoping/Proofreading. Students learn the latest technology, known as realtime, which is used in depositions, courtrooms, Communications Access Realtime Translation (CART) and broadcast captioning.
Many court reporters work as freelance reporters or independent contractors outside the courtroom in depositions and other situations requiring official transcripts, such as arbitration hearings. Broadcast captioners and CART providers provide instantaneous realtime translation for public events, religious services, webcasts, television programming and educational services.
“The demand for court reporters is great,” said Anoka Tech Judicial Reporting Faculty member, Jennifer Sati. “South Dakota’s Unified Judicial System currently has open court reporter positions, with salaries beginning at $46,000 plus additional transcript income, along with health insurance and retirement benefits. The demand is expected to increase dramatically in the next five years due to retirements.”
CourtReporterEDU.org reports that annual salaries for court reporters in South Dakota range
“Court reporting is such a great option for people interested in a career in the legal field without the requirement of a four-year degree,” Sati concluded. “It offers great pay and flexibility and the role is vital to our legal system. With this expanded offering, we can help our neighboring state prepare for the demand for court reporters in South Dakota.”
Learn more about the Anoka Technical College Judicial Reporting online program today at AnokaTech.edu/Judicial Reporting