It all started when Kay Moody saw an opportunity to improve court reporting education throughout Northwest Indiana, a vision which has allowed high school graduates and working adults to earn their associate degree in court reporting. Ms. Moody began teaching the College of Court Reporting's first students in the living room of her home here in Hobart, Indiana. At the time she would have never dreamed it would evolve into to what it is today. With students all over the world, this small college has earned a reputation of being the leader provider of court reporting education.
The College of Court Reporting (CCR) was founded in 1984 by Kay Moody. Prior to opening CCR, Kay completed her training at the Chicago College of Commerce in Chicago, Illinois. Following her training, she was asked to be an instructor at a local court reporting college in Northwest Indiana. After that college closed its doors, she decided to open her own college. CCR applied for and was granted full accreditation by the Indiana Commission on Proprietary Education (ICOPE) on January 1, 1985. It was granted approval to award an Associate of Applied Science degree in Court Reporting by the same commission on August 14, 1985. Within a few years, Kay was able to develop a program that met and exceeded the minimum standards of the National Court Reporters Association (NCRA). CCR was granted full approval for its court reporting program by the NCRA on November 1, 1987.
In September of 1989, the college achieved accreditation from the Accrediting Council of Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS), a body that accredits many major private colleges throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. Shortly after becoming accredited, the college added an administrative assistant program. Over the years CCR has revised and improved its curriculum to meet the high demands of today’s technology. CCR teaches all of the courses that are necessary for careers in court reporting and administrative assistant. Students attending CCR also have the opportunity to enroll in additional courses for broadcast captioning or communication access realtime translation (CART) reporting, which aid the deaf and hard-of-hearing.
Today, the College of Court Reporting offers undergraduate associated degree, certificate and diploma programs in two specialized areas of study. CCR's students include a diverse group of primarily working adults from all walks of life, including students throughout the United States and around the world. Generally, CCR's students are those who seek hands-on instruction, dedicated faculty and staff and a high-quality, career specific curriculum.