What is a Court Reporter?

The role of reporters continues to evolve from serving as information managers in complicated trials, to capturing depositions and business proceedings in digital format, to assisting millions of deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals.

Court reporters are experts at gathering information and preserving it in formats that are quickly accessible and readily usable. They capture the spoken word and convert it into text that can be read, searched and studied. Court reporters are also leaders in the field of technology and were computerized long before most of the court systems and attorneys they serve.

Since 1975, Alvin Community College has been recognized in the court reporting industry for graduating highly trained professionals. The quality is so high that the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board recognized ACC Court Reporting as an Exemplary program. This explains why students testify to the personal attention and outstanding instruction found in the ACC Court Reporting program.