Friends for Life!

One of the unexpected outcomes while attending school is the friends you make along the way.

Golden State College has a small intimate feeling where students encourage and support one another. 

While a court reporting program is an individual journey, a camaraderie develops among students.

When one succeeds, everyone feels the effect, and the end result is that happiness and hope spreads!

Friends made while attending Golden State College continue to stay in touch professionally.  It's good to know that you're not alone; there are others around you that know exactly what you're going through... in school and on the job.


"IT'S TEMPTING TO SIT AND WAIT FOR LIFE TO COME TO YOU. BUT IT CAN'T. IT'S TOO BUSY. LIFE IS OUT THERE. YOU HAVE TO GO FOR IT." Court Reporting is an excellent career promising a great future with extraordinary compensation and financial reward for quality people. Are you made of the right stuff? Might this career be for you? Then go get it!

Sandy, GSC, California

"I always enjoy showing people the steno machine for the first time. Watching them put their hands on it...they see how the letters all work together to make words and phrases. It's always fun. They have that "a-ha" moment. Together we take whatever time is needed to answer questions or give additional resources."

Amber E,Graduate, California CSR (2010)

The three years I spent at Golden State College of Court Reporting & Captioning were the most rewarding years of my educational career. The staff gave me the motivation I needed to get through a self-paced program as fast as I could, as well as making sure I was prepared for the court reporting career ahead. I have been reporting for four years and have found it to be everything I had hoped for: a financially stable career, allowing me to make my own schedule and meet new people. I love being a court reporter!

Audrey T, Graduate, California CSR (2008)

Not knowing in which direction I wanted to go, I consider myself lucky to have found Golden State College at a college fair. I was drawn in by the two owners, Kelly and Sandy, who were so enthusiastic about court reporting, but then I fell in love with the field as soon as my fingers hit the machine. Golden State College gives you everything you need and more in order to pass the state test and prepare you for the real world. It takes hard work and dedication, but there was always so much encouragement and support from the staff and other students that it was such a wonderful and rewarding experience.

Dawn H, Graduate, California CSR (2007)

"Golden State College allowed me the ability to move through the program at my own pace. After only two and a half years in school, I have been working in a job unlike anything else. GSC gave me my freedom! Court reporting allows me to choose where and when to work. When I want to take a vacation, I go!"

Kris C, Graduate, California CSR (2006)

"I was married 16 years with no training in any career. I was a stay-at-home mom raising three kids. Going through a divorce, I needed a way to support my family so I decided to train to be a court reporter. Of all the schools I attended, Golden State was the best! It's local and it's owned by court reporters with one-on-one monitoring and small class sizes. As soon as I graduated from Golden State and was licensed, I was working! There's so much work out there. In court...out of court...I actually turn down jobs because I'm so busy! It's a lay-off proof profession because there's always work out there! I worked a couple hours today and now I get to go play with my granddaughter!"

Christy C, Graduate, As a Student (2014)...

"Golden State College is made up of a tight-knit court reporting family full of knowledgeable staff and supportive students. Networking is critical, and the connections available in school have been very helpful in my pursuit of a career in court reporting."

Christy C, Graduate, ...as a California CSR (2014)

I graduated from Golden State Court Reporting College in 2014, and now I have been working as a court reporter for four years. I couldn't imagine my life on any other trajectory. I just love being a court reporter! I am one of the few people I know who is actually working in the field of their college training. The flexibility and lifestyle of being a court reporter has allowed me to travel within the U.S. as well as abroad for the first time because I get to make my own schedule and work as much or as little as I want. I also enjoy being freelance as I get to go to different law firms and meet new people every day. Each day is different with different attorneys, judges, subject matter, and witnesses, from janitors to doctors, all testifying about their expertise and knowledge. I believe the knowledge I continue to acquire by working in the field of court reporting is an education that pays me back every day, in and out of work. I have already learned so much in these four years, and I look forward to seeing where my career will lead me and what it will teach me in the future!