Olexa Capili, first year court reporting student at New York Career Institute (NYCI), displays her stenotype machine. According to Olexa, her class work is demanding. However, the accessible nature of her professors and peers motivate her and make her time spent at NYCI a pleasure.

Olexa Capili, first year court reporting student at New York Career Institute (NYCI), displays her stenotype machine. According to Olexa, her class work is demanding. However, the accessible nature of her professors and peers motivate her and make her time spent at NYCI a pleasure.

New York Career Institute (NYCI) offers unique training to prepare students for challenging careers in court reporting and closed captioning. Court reporters are responsible for quietly transcribing depositions, court proceedings and administrative hearings. Court reporters must be able to use a stenotype – a sophisticated machine that allows them to type in shorthand – so they may record 225 or more words per minute.

And with extra training, court reporters can also qualify for a career in closed captioning, which is transcribing what is being said during a live broadcast, such as the news and sports events, for the deaf and hard-of-hearing.

According to an independent study conducted by Ducker Worldwide – one of the nation’s leading marketplace analyst firms –demand for court reporters will exceed supply within five years, yielding a nationwide shortage. By 2018, there will be 5,500 new court reporter jobs available in the U.S., with the greatest demand occurring in California, Texas, Illinois and New York.

Currently there are nearly 300 students enrolled in NYCI’s Court Reporting degree and certificate programs. NYCI offers an Associate in Occupational Studies (AOS) degree as well as certificate programs in Machine Shorthand to individuals who want to become court, freelance, hearing reporters, or stenographers wishing to specialize in the legal or medical stenotype programs.

NYCI’s Court Reporting degree program has a 100 job placement rate.

To learn more, click here to view a video featuring Olexa and NYCI graduate and Official Court Reporter, United States District Court, Eastern District of New York, Joshua Edwards.