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Kussad Institute of Court Reporting
Kussad Institute of Court Reporting 2800 South Ih35 Ste 110 Austin, TX 78704 Phone: (512) 443-7286
  • General Information
    About Kussad Institute of Court Reporting

    The court reporting program will prepare students for careers as official, freelance, or Congressional reporters, closed captionists, or real-time writers by teaching eight levels of computer-compatible machine shorthand with the following accompanying academic subjects: English Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Advanced Punctuation, Law, Legal Terminology, Court Reporting Procedures, Medical Terminology, Anatomy and Physiology, Keyboarding, Technical and Medical Terminology, Anatomy and Physiology, Keyboarding, Technical and Medical Dication/Transcription, Multi-Voice Dictation, Computer-Assisted Transcription, including Real-Time writing and editing (utilizing state-of-the-art court reporting software technology). The court reporting program is a comprehensive course designed to teach students the skills and abilities essential to providing professional and accurate court reporting transcripts in all of the above-listed occupations. Graduates of this program will be able to communicate and interact effectively with both the legal community and the CART community while observing confidentiality for the client's rights. They will be proficient in writing machine shorthand at 225 WPM testimony, 200 WPM jury charge, and 180 WPM literary. They will be able to produce professional and accurate transcripts, including technical and medical, in a timely manner. They will be able to apply the National Court Reporters Association Rules and Ethics to various job-related issues. The administration, faculty, and staff are committed to providing "excellence in education in court reporting" to each and every student. This is accomplished through positive reinforcement, a structured classroom environment, and utilization of the most current resources available in the training of court reporting students. Kussad Institute of Court Reporting Court reporting careers are the only focus at this Institute. The school was established in 1996 and enjoys an excellent reputation and success rate for its graduates.


    Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.

    Institution Type
    • 2-year, Private for-profit
    Special Learning Opportunities
    • None
    Student Services
    • Academic/career counseling service
    • Employment services for students
    • Placement services for completers
    Credit Accepted
    • Dual credit
    • Credit for life experiences
    • Advanced placement (AP) credits
    • The acceptance of credits for work experience or military experience are subject to review by the school and cannot be guaranteed.
    Religious Affiliation
    • Not applicable
    Federal Aid
    • Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
    Degrees/Certificates offered
    • 2-4 years certificate
    Campus Setting
    • City: Large
    Disability Services Student
    • 3% or Less
  • Admission
    Total Applicants
    Full Time Retention Rate 100%
  • Student Demographics
    Total Enrolled 39
    Native American 0
    Asian 0
    African American 1
    Hispanic 6
    Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 22
    Enrolled FullTime Graduates

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