THE REALTIME CENTER FOR LEARNING TRAINING PROGRAM
are encouraged to attend an Open House Workshop where detailed
information about the job field, classes and requirements are
covered. In addition, applicants have a hands-on opportunity to see
and try the equipment and get a basic feel for the topics that will
be covered in the Center's classes. This allows potential students
to make an informed decision before enrolling in the training
As many applicants are also employed, the Realtime Center For
Learning program has been designed for flexibility with
self-paced units (within program parameters), once-a-week in-house
and/or online classes in the evening, and instruction done through
online and CD-ROM technology that's available at the convenience of
Students accepted into the program will begin with Court Reporting
Studies, Unit 1 and progress sequentially through Court Reporting
Studies, Unit 24 and an internship. Students may progress through
the Court Reporting Studies units at their own pace, with a minimum
of three Units completed each quarter.
I just want to thank Harriet and the teachers at Realtime
Center For Learning for the training I received.
They gave me the tools and confidence I needed to
land a job and establish myself in the industry with a
If you want to be a prominent real-time writer in the
court reporting industry, then Realtime Center For Learning
is the school for you.
Christine DeRosa, RCFL
2012 Graduate and
Freelance Court Reporter
The first 12 Units deal primarily
with machine shorthand theory, the system of writing the spoken
and/or written word on a Stenograph machine. During these Units,
students will have a series of assignments, machine practice,
informational presentations, plus periodic meetings with the
class at the school, as well as online meetings. As theory is
foundational to a student's future speed-building success,
academic studies are limited during this period to allow for
full focus on mastering the theory.
In-house classes for Units 1-12
are held on Thursday nights from 7 - 9 p.m. Occasionally the
in-house class will be held online (a schedule is included in
the syllabus). Attendance is required.
Unit 13 marks the beginning of
speed-building practice and academic studies necessary to
becoming a well-rounded court reporter. Each Unit has
assignments, informational presentations, quizzes, and practical
application exercises, as well as speed-building assignments.
Speed-building assignments are individualized for each student,
providing optimum instruction for the current level of skill.
Completion of a Unit does not require any minimum speed
requirements - students do not have to pass a speed test at a
certain level before being allowed to progress to the next Unit.
Students enrolled in Units 13-24
meet with instructors in-house on Tuesday nights for live
dictation and speed testing. Attendance is required.
6:00 - 6:50 p.m. Literary class
7:00 - 7:50 p.m. Jury Charge class
8:00 - 8:50 p.m. Testimony class will include three-voice
A library of audio dictation materials is available for
supplemental speed-building practice. Dictation is provided on
CD-ROM or via the Stenograph website.
Students who have completed all Units but have not attained the
necessary speeds for graduation are eligible to enroll in the
Speed-building Workshop. Speed-building Workshop participants are
given an individualized program of assignments, practice, and
meetings with instructors to facilitate their acquisition of speed.
Attendance at the in-house live dictation and speed testing classes
on Tuesday nights is required as part of the Speed-building
The goal of the Realtime Center For Learning is to equip
students with the skills and knowledge necessary to enter realtime
professions. By guiding students with individualized attention and a
progressive program of study, while allowing the student the
flexibility to work around their schedule and individual skill
acquisition needs, The Realtime Center For Learning creates an
ideal learning situation for self-motivated, disciplined, and