OAK FOREST, IL–South Suburban College (SSC) is hosting a Court Reporting Open House on Thursday, December 6th from 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at the Oak Forest Center—Room 5190. The Open House will showcase this unique profession and wide-open job market, along with SSC’s program and curriculum. SSC is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and its Court Reporting Program is one of a few in the Chicagoland area that is certified by the National Court Reporters Association.
Court reporting is an interesting, challenging field that can provide a flexible work schedule with an income potential of $100,000 or more. Many closed-captioning reporters work out of their homes, for example. There is a severe shortage of skilled reporters in the Chicago area, and courts need court reporters to record trials ranging from the Laquan McDonald murder to car accidents. Reporters also provide closed captioning of live television such as the news and sporting events such as football, baseball, and basketball games to aid the hearing impaired.
Court reporters use machine shorthand to capture the spoken word quickly and accurately. The use of sophisticated computer equipment has broadened the nature of the profession. SSC’s program focuses on the theory behind it all, with an emphasis on judicial reporting.
To RSVP or for more information call (708) 596-2000, ext. 3217 or email LCooke@ssc.edu The Oak Forest Center is located at 16333 S. Kilbourn, Oak Forest, Illinois.