Court Reporting

Program Level: Degrees, Certificates
Department: Public Policy & Service
Institute: Public Service
College: SAC


What is the Court Reporting program?

The Court Reporting program is part of the Administration Computer Technology (ACT) department which provides students the opportunity to acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to function in a position as a court reporter.

UPDATE 10/11/2021:  Please be advised that all Court Reporting courses offered in the Spring 2022 semester will be on campus, face to face instruction at a designated time.  For more information on the return to campus plan, visit:

What will I learn?

A court reporter makes a verbatim record of legal proceedings in a courtroom or deposition setting and provides a certified transcript for use by the legal profession. Conferences also may be reported and transcribed. Texas State law requires that shorthand reporters be certified to work in the courts or as freelance reporters.

What can I do with this course of study?

Official court reporters are employees of the court system. There is a fixed salary and benefits. In addition, these reporters earn a per-page fee for transcripts produced.

Freelance reporters work for court reporting firms as independent contractors. These reporters make up about 70 percent of employment in the court reporting field. Most work is in the deposition area (testimony of witnesses taken under oath outside the courtroom setting). However, these reporters also cover meetings, conferences, and conventions.

Persons not certified may work in business, civil service, or medical transcription using machine shorthand skills. Those with excellent machine shorthand skills may caption for television or write real-time for the hearing impaired.

Last updated 10/11/2021

What's special about the program?

The ACT Department offers 3 Level I Certificates, 1 Enhanced Skills Certificate, and an Associate of Applied Science Degree, A.A.S.

The San Antonio College Court Reporting Program offers a "conflict-free," computer-compatible theory. This program provides the proficiencies needed to pass the certification examination administered by the Court Reporter Certification Board of Texas and the Registered Professional Reporter examination administered by the National Court Reporters Association.

The San Antonio College Court Reporting Program offers a "conflict-free," computer-compatible theory. 

Court Reporting Department Info and More 

Dr. Tom Cox, Interim Chairperson

Julie Razuri, Program Coordinator

NTC 114C

NTC 109D




Frances Ervin


Rick Hopkins


Pat Woodard

Adjunct Faculty:

Barbara Dean


Deborah Dickerson


Judy Isenhower

Sachiko Nagao-Mojica

Cecilia Neathery

Lisa Ward

For Additional Assistance: Call the call center (210-212-5266),  access the LiveChat (In the bottom right-hand side on any SAC webpage), or visit this zoom room (