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JRC at Stark State

VITAC Corporation LogoStark State College is a two-year, state-assisted technical college accredited through the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Stark is one of a handful of schools in Ohio that offers an associate of applied business degree in judicial reporting and captioning. Because Stark is a state-assisted technical college, most to all courses will transfer as credit to other state and out-of-state institutions.

Stark State College will prepare students for an JRC profession by providing a complete, intensive curriculum that includes a final-semester internship. To receive the degree, the student must complete a variety of coursework plus an internship program.

The Higher Learning Commission is part of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The Association was founded in 1895 as a membership organization for educational institutions. It is committed to developing and maintaining high standards of excellence.

The Association is one of six regional institutional accrediting associations in the United States. Through its Commissions it accredits, and thereby grants membership to educational institutions in the nineteen-state North Central region: Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, New Mexico, South Dakota, Wisconsin, West Virginia, and Wyoming.

The Higher Learning Commission is recognized by the Secretary of Education and the Committee on Recognition of Postsecondary Accreditation (CORPA, now continued under the Council on Higher Education Accreditation, or CHEA).


  • A computerized stenograph machine and Case Catalyst Student Version must be purchased prior to beginning this program, with the exception of the Scopist Option. See Distance Learning Option for Web class required equipment. Contact financial aid about additional funding options available to JRC students.
  • All students entering the program must be high school graduates or have earned a GED