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Evening classes are two hours twice a week with an additional two to three hours of daily at-home work (approximately 10 hours per week) which allows our students to maintain other aspects of their life while pursuing a diploma in a respected and profitable field.
Hours / Week
Words Per Minute
Primary Practice Areas
While most often associated with court reporting, stenographers often find work recording for businesses and other official events.
Our primary focus is preparing our students to enter the field of court reporting.
Stenography skills are also applicable in captioning for television and film.
What is a Stenographer?
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From Our Graduates
“I went to Stenographic Institute in the ‘90’s taught by the amazing Godfrey, along with many other amazing professional court reporters! I loved that I was able to hold a full-time job and go to school two evenings per week. Stenographic Institute gave me the foundation I needed to succeed in a 25+ year career – no two days are ever alike!”
“Great program taught by all working and former court reporters! I graduated having confidence in myself and ready to work in the field. The teachers are all very supportive. Highly recommend!”
“Attended Stenographic Institute from 2007 to 2009. I feel so fortunate to
have been able to attend a school that was so close to home and I loved that it was only two hours two nights a week of actual instruction. The rest was just practice, practice, practice!
All working or retired reporters teaching the program and they helped find placement after I graduated!”
Project Steno’s Basic Training course is a free hands-on intro-to-steno course where you will learn the rudiments of machine shorthand theory.
We are proud to announce that two of our students have passed their second 225 wpm tests! 225 words per minute with three speakers for five minutes is the highest speed we test for at our program. The students are required to pass all speed tests with 95% accuracy,...
We were invited to speak with the students at North Tonawanda High School, and we couldn't wait to spread the word about this career! The students had a lot of good questions and were intent listeners to our presenter, Erin, a working court reporter and instructor...
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Stenographic Institute of Western New York
School of Court Reporting
4525 Main St.
Buffalo, NY 14226
Mon: 6pm - 9pm
Tues: 6pm - 9pm
Thurs: 6pm - 9pm