Hearing Reporter Certificate


The Hearing Reporter Certificate provides the student with the necessary knowledge, skills, and background to work in the field of convention reporting, hearing reporting, police department reporting, congressional reporting, and related fields. To earn a certificate, the required courses as listed with a grade of C or better. At least 50% of all course work must be completed at Cypress College. This certificate requires a total of 25 units.

Required courses are listed in suggested sequence (25 units):
CTRP 090 CCourt Conf Rptg - Literary3
CTRP 052 CCourt Conf Rptg - Medical3
CTRP 053 CCourt Conf Rptg -Congressional3
CTRP 054 CTwo and Four Voice Testimony3
CTRP 055 CCourt Conf Rptg - Jury Charge3
CTRP 056 CCourt Conf Rptg - Jury Charge3
CTRP 057 CMach. Shorthand Challenge-1602
CTRP 058 CMach. Shorthand Challenge-1802
CTRP 087 CInternship - Hearing Reporter3
Total Units25

Program Student Learning Outcomes:

OUTCOME 1: Acquire the workforce preparation, abilities, and stenographic skills to record hearings in the state of California working with police departments, the Office of Administrative Hearings, legislative reporting, convention reporting, and related fields. Particular emphasis is put on Jury Charge and Congressional Record practice material. Students may pursue the goal of becoming a licensed hearing reporter in the state of California, or they can work for an agency specializing in hearing reporting without a license. These skills are necessary to work as a hearing reporter.