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South Coast is a for-profit college located in Orange, California in the Los Angeles Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 176 undergraduate students. The South Coast acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Legal Administrative Assistant, Medical Assistant, and Paralegal. Graduating 69% of students, South Coast alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $32,000.
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2011 W. Chapman Avenue
Orange, CA 92868

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$16,397/ year
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$3,450/ year
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I am currently a student at South Coast College in the Court Reporting program. When I started my program, I had been out of high school a long time and had never attended college. I was worried at first that I would be out of place, but I was made to feel welcome by both the teachers and classmates. The student population here is very diverse, we have all types of people from many different walks of life. There are even students from out of county who drive a very long time to attend here!

The program is famous within the legal community for creating high-level working reporters. We have many alumni who return to speak to our classes. It's fun to have them in class and to hear about what it will be like before we get out there in the community.

The professors are top-notch and really care about the students, which shows in the time they take to engage with their classes. There is also a computer lab with a stenography practice program that is open nights and weekends.
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I have been going to SCC for 7 years as a night student in their court reporting program. They excel at teacher/student relations. Teachers and personnel are always willing to help, as long as you can find them. Up until 2012 there was no established curriculum, as you progressed speeds there was no one to explain to you the new expectations or requirements or change of protocol. You had to ask your peers who in turn had asked the peers prior to them. We were told that in 2012 the financial aid board changed the way they credited our program; instead of credits it turned to hours. and then we were given a syllabus. so it took 6 years before actual structure was given to us, which is funny considering i paid $12,000 a year. I have run out of financial aid at this time and I am 6 months away from graduating. I would give SCC an A if they had tested our hearing upon enrollment and if they really told us what graduating as a court reporter entailed, because i feel like they sugar coat the process. and it is a time consuming process that requires 100% dedication, and they dont tell you that when you enroll. I understand that if they were honest with new students they probably wouldnt get as many new students, but with a 41% graduation rate, you have to wonder why 59% of students never complete the program. I want to be a success story. i want to show the school that it may take some time but you will finish and you can do it at nights while still having a full time job. the teachers and administration are so supportive and helpful and they all work in the industry so they know what they are talking about. I just dont like the lack of guidance through out the process. Our classes are smaller than 50 students so one-on-one mentoring is realistic. I have one class with only 4 people in it. I love that aspect of the school. you dont feel like a sardine and you get the attention you need.
I'm earning an AAS in court reporting and so far ALL of my classes are in steno theory and lab, review, reading it back. Basically I'm working on learning the language of steno for 12 weeks and then academic classes for this specific career with speedbuilding classes to come. I know I'm going to get out of the program what I put into it meaning time so my class tends to be in the lab a lot longer than we have to because we are all very motivated. This is a recession proof career with lots of job options and high pay/flexible work schedule.