Prince online students enjoy flexibility and independence.

 
Virtually everything you need to start a career in court reporting, captioning, or transcription.  
Online students choose when to study, as opposed to attending class at a set day and time. They take the same courses with the same objectives as onsite students, but the methods differ.  
 
For example, in onsite courses, students have live discussions at a set time. Online students utilize the discussion board to hold an asynchronous conversation over a longer time period. All online students are required to contribute to the discussion, however they have additional time to reflect and formulate their responses.  
 
All of our students enjoy the access they have with instructorsto ask questions, receive feedback, and further their learning. Online students can utilize all of the same resources as onsite students, although they may access the resources differently. Additional resources for online students include:
  • Stenograph Technical Support for writer and software issues
  • A Counseling Service
  • The Virtual Student Union
 
A Prince Institute online program may be a good choice if the following traits describe you:
  • Self-motivated, independent learner
    • Self-motivated students have set goals, created plans to reach their goals, and continue to push themselves, even when they "don't feel like it". They keep their eye on the prize and use that goal as motivation to devote another hour or two to practicing and studying.  
       
      Online students reap the benefit of progressing at their own pace through their weekly assignments. They can move onto learning new material when they are ready, and they can slow down to review material that is more challenging. They have the flexibility to delve more deeply into topics that interest them, and they actively interact with the learning materials. Online students experience less structure because they are not physically completing lessons in the classroom. Successful online students are those who can work well without close supervision.
  • Organized with good time management skills
    • Online students have the flexibility to create their own schedule but must be able to balance the amount of time needed to devote to school with their other obligations. Successful online students avoid procrastination and set goals for what they would like to accomplish during a study session; this helps keep them focused and motivated. It also helps the study session to be more effective and a worthwhile investment of the student's time.  
       
      Successful online students use calendars for short term and long term planning to help manage their schedule, course materials, and to keep themselves on track. They know what homework they need to complete for each class and when each homework item is due. Another organization strategy is to designate a work space to store school materials and do homework.
  • Comfortable with electronic communications  
    • Online students are comfortable communicating through email, texting, blogs, journals, chat rooms, and Web conferences. Successful online students use multiple communication methods and understand when to use which tool.  
      Online students know and abide by a set of electronic communication principles to help ensure clear conveyance of messages and avoid negative misunderstandings. These guidelines are sometimes referred to as "netiquette".  
      Additionally, online students reach out to instructors, classmates, and their school to ask for help.
     
Prince Institute offers accredited online certificate and degree programs exclusive to each of our campuses. Although you can take online courses from almost anywhere, you must align with one of our physical campuses, even if you never set foot onsite. Begin by exploring our campus Course Catalogs or calling one of our Admissions Representatives at (800) 430-0791.
 
Learn more about the Prince online student experience by following the student journey of a online court reporting student and by reading featured court reporting distance learning articles. To hear from one of Prince online court reporting students, click on the video below:

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Karen Noland
STUDENT | Online & Rocky Mountains Campus
     

 

Prince Institute is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS).

Prince Institute—Southeast (Montgomery, Alabama) is licensed by the State of Alabama Department of Postsecondary Education and approved by the Alabama Commission on Higher Education and certified by the Council on Approved Student Education of the National Court Reporters Association (NCRA).

Prince Institute—Rocky Mountains (Denver, Colorado) is approved and regulated by the Division of Private Occupational Schools of the Colorado Department of Higher Education and certified by the Council on Approved Student Education of the National Court Reporters Association (NCRA).

Prince Institute—Great Lakes (Schaumburg, Illinois) is approved by the Division of Private Business and Vocational Schools of the Illinois Board of Higher Education.