Why Choose Paralegal Studies & Court Reporting?
Thanks to globalization and advancing technology, the business world continues to evolve at a rapid rate, leading to a growing demand for skilled professionals in numerous well-paying business careers that provide financial opportunity, now and into the future. According to the latest employment projections from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, business and financial operations jobs are expected to grow 9.6 percent between 2016 and 2026.
CCAC's Business Career programs encompass a wide range of dynamic professions. Certificate programs help students develop the skills and knowledge needed for entry-level positions, while graduates who wish to continue their studies at CCAC have the opportunity to complete the additional courses required for an associate degree. Associate degree programs not only prepare graduates for entry-level employment - they also provide the opportunity to transfer to a four-year college or university in order to pursue a bachelor's degree.
Court Reporter, A.S. (327.4)
CCAC's program provides effective training in essential business, technology and office administration skills. Graduates may seek employment as secretaries or administrative assistants in a business, medical, legal, educational, governmental, nonprofit or industrial setting. Secretaries and administrative assistants are always in demand in nearly every industry - most work full time in office settings, but some may work part time or from a home office.
Paralegal, A.S. (604.3)
This program is ideal for individuals who enjoy helping people, have an interest in the law and wish to seek entry-level employment as legal assistants or paralegals. The certificate program is offered primarily for those holding a degree in another field who desire to improve their job skills or wish to retrain for an entry-level paralegal position
Court Reporting, Certificate (329.4)
This program is designed to prepare students with prior college training or related work experience for verbatim court reporting. Included are instruction in machine shorthand and transcription, legal and court procedures and computer-aided transcription (CAT).
Graduates are hired as judicial reporters in a traditional courthouse setting, a deposition suite, as a closed captioner for television programs, and a CART (Computer Access Real-time Translation) provider for individuals who are hard of hearing in academic, convention and sports venues.
Paralegal, Certificate (605.3)
This certificate program is drawn from the degree program, especially designed for persons who desire to improve job skills or who wish to retrain for an entry-level position in the paralegal field. Paralegals are employed by banks, real estate offices, title companies, brokerage houses, corporations, governmental agencies and lawyers/law firms. It is offered primarily for those holding an associate's or Bachelor's degree in another field.
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My teachers and classmates at CCAC, my NCRA mentor, and all the professional court reporters I have met during my internship have been genuine and encouraging. They kept me motivated to stay on track to graduate in less than two years during a pandemic.