Mid City College opened its main campus in Baton Rouge, LA in January 2000 as the Court Reporting Institute of Louisiana, a State Licensed School for educating men and women to work as judicial and legal reporters. In 2006 the Court Reporting Program began offering real-time writing disciplines for broadcast captioning and CART. The Institute then moved to 12090 South Harrell’s Ferry in Baton Rouge, LA in 2006.

In 2008, Mathew Thomas joined the MCC family. The Institute adopted a policy shifting its interests into the research of high-speed computer aided stenography with the use of data-managed learning applications.

In 2009, Ann Simmers (current School Director) arrived at the school and the school began practicing high impact motivational coaching and proactive response to student-faculty relationships. Ms. Ann brings years of Human Resource experience from the non-profit world.

In 2010, the school reorganized its ownership with the intent of growing its offerings over time, while looking at the local labor economy in the Southern Region of the United States.

By Nov 2013, the school moved to Mid City Tower in Mid City, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The Court Reporting Program located itself on the 10th Floor and with Administrative offices on the first floor. Elevator Access, Off-Hours Building Access, Plant Management and Emergency Planning for the Mid City Tower are controlled by the school.

In February 2015, the school received approval to begin using the name Mid City College.

Mid City College Mission

The mission of Mid City College is to prepare students to become competent and proficient professionals utilizing industry-led career programs that are well structured and goal driven.

The mission of the court reporting program is to prepare students to students to such competency levels that they are qualified for initial employment and/or career development in realtime stenographic Court Reporting. Students meeting graduation requirements are prepared to pass the state and national certification examinations and become employed as court reporters. Students may take other paths through the program leading to employment in the field of Court Reporting as scopists (proofreaders with stenographic knowledge for Court Reporters), broadcast captioners (captioning of live news, sports and other events presented to be presented on TV for hard of hearing students) or CART providers (captioning in classrooms and events for blind and handicapped students or participants). What is Realtime transcription?

About Medical Coding & Billing

The Medical Coding & Billing undergraduate certificate program is designed to train students in a field that can add real value to a healthcare provider’s office by teaching students to use the tools provided by the American Medical Association to properly identify procedures and diagnoses that are performed by a physician or hospital to ensure that the correct reimbursement is given to those whom are performing the services rendered.

Courses are built sequentially — The first three months provide an introduction to the fundamentals of medical terminology and and how health insurance billing and reimbursement is structured. Mid City College also focuses on developing a proficiency in writing and performing the complex calculations that are included in the reimbursement field. Students take english and math classes for the first three months of the program and Microsoft Excel and Word for three months to ensure that the student can use these skills in a real life situation of any healthcare environment.

Students will learn with a hands-on approach that enables students to practice coding skills in the classroom under the supervision of a qualified instructor. Students start practicing Medical Coding & Billing from the first day and over 85% of classroom time is dedicated to real world practice.

Our approach has students learning the fundamentals of medical terminology, the body systems, and the diseases of the human body and procedures which will allow them to use the codes that are based on CPT, HCPCS, and ICD-10-CM practices to identify the encounter that is described by the physician.

This course covers reimbursement and billing to all insurance companies, including Medicaid, Medicare and private insurance.

Mid City Baton Rouge

Mid City offers convenient shopping at the Towne Center Mall and close by dining options. Mid City Baton Rouge is a Cultural District and the school intends to grow into the Mid City community, by supporting local artists and participating in local arts and cultural events throughout the year.

Court reporting

Mid City College » Court Reporting

Choosing a long-term career is one of the most important decisions you will ever make. We’re happy that you are interested in Court Reporting — Our Court Reporting Program students attend with the aim of achieving real-time note-taking for either legal or event, broadcast live captioning.

Students of the Court Reporting Program must:
  1. Learn to use proper English Grammar and Punctuation for transcript productio
  2. Develop Proofreading Skills
  3. Manage a growing translation Dictionary for their CAT software
  4. Develop proficiency with Medical and Legal Terminology
  5. Learn the Practice and Procedures of their intended Realtime Discipline
  6. Developing Attention to the Spoken Word
  7. Learn a shorthand machine translation theory
  8. Develop Speeds up to 225 Words per Minute with 95% Accuracy transcribing with the Stenotype Machine within the following Realtime Disciplines:
    1. Jury Charge (Legal and Judicial Reporting)
    2. Literary (Legal, Judicial, CART, Broadcast Captioning)
    3. 2-Voice Q&A (Legal, Judicial, CART, Broadcast Captioning)
    4. 2-Voice Testimony (Legal, Judicial)
Job Outlook Court Reporters use Machine Stenography with Computer-Aided-Transcription (CAT) to create a transcript which they can then certify to be the official record of the court. Court reporters are in very high demand in Louisiana as well as all over the United States. Court Reporting is one of the most challenging and respected careers in the United States. Court Reporting can be a wildly rewarding career, but it is not without hard work and continued dedication.