About Us

OUR MISSION

The mission of Golden State College of Court Reporting & Captioning (GSC) is to provide an education of the highest quality in the field of shorthand reporting.  As part of that commitment, the college faculty and staff are dedicated to the encouragement of students, providing resources for their continued growth within the field.

OUR HISTORY

Golden State College (GSC) was founded in 2003 by California CSRs Sandy Finch and Kelly Emerick. Co-owners of Emerick And Finch Deposition Reporting Services since 1985, Finch and Emerick experienced first-hand the shortage of licensed reporters in California, and realized the shortage of training available in the San Francisco/East Bay region.

GSC was incorporated by the State of California March 14, 2003.  The college was granted approval to operate by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education (now the BPPE, www.bppe.ca.gov) in 2003.  Meeting state curriculum standards, GSC was recognized by the Court Reporters Board of California in 2003, which allowed GSC graduates to attend the state certifying exam (CSR).
Golden State College of Court Reporting & Captioning opened its doors on September 8, 2003.

In 2008, GSC was accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools to award certificates.  The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools is listed as a nationally recognized accrediting agency by the United States Department of Education and is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

On July 20, 2010, Golden State College of Court Reporting & Captioning was granted eligibility to participate in Federal Student Aid by the United States Department of Education.

OUR LICENSURE, APPROVAL & ACCREDITATION

ACICS - Golden State College of Court Reporting & Captioning is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) to award Certificates of Court Reporting.
ACICS is listed as a nationally recognized accrediting agency by the United States Department of Education and is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.    www.acics.org

NCRA- Golden State College is recognized as a Participating Program by the National Court Reporters Association (NCRA).  The curriculum of Golden State College is built upon standards and educational guidelines set by the NCRA, which is an institutional accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.         www.ncra.org   

CRB - California
Golden State complies with and meets the Criteria for Recognition of Court Reporting Schools set forth in the Professional And Vocational Regulations of the Court Reporters Board of California.
(CCR, Title 16, Division 24, Article 2, Section 2411)         www.courtreportersboard.ca.gov     

BPPE APPROVAL
Golden State College of Court Reporting & Captioning is granted approval to operate under the terms of California Education Code section 94890(a)(1) until December 31, 2017.   www.bppe.ca.gov

VETERANS
Golden State College is also approved for funding by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.          www.va.gov

MEMBER OF
National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA)
California Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (CASFAA)
California Court Reporters Association (CCRA)
Deposition Reporters Association (DRA)
California Association of Private Postsecondary Schools (CAPPS)
 

 
Golden State College of Court Reporting & Captioning is approved by the California State Approving Agency to enroll veterans and other eligible persons.