NOTE: This certificate is offered through the Judicial Reporting/Broadcast Captioning program.
Students registering for this certificate need to have already completed the Judicial Reporting Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree or be working in the reporting field and want to retrain to work in the Captioning/CART industries.
The prerequisite for JRBC 2127 Captioning Technology and Procedures is JRBC 2000 Realtime Reporting IV.
Laptop, steno machine and Eclipse student software. Please see instructor for specific requirements before purchasing any equipment. See Tuition and Fees for more information.
The Judicial Reporting curriculum was created to meet or exceed National Court Reporters Association (NCRA) standards set by the Council on Approved Student Education (CASE). The Judicial Reporting/Broadcast Captioning/CART programs are approved by NCRA.
Upon graduation, students are ready to take the NCRA’s Certified Broadcast Captioner (CBC) and/or Certified CART Provider (CCP) certification exams. Exams are offered twice per year in November and April.
Students registering for this certificate need to have already completed the Judicial Reporting Associate of Applied Science (AAS) or be working in the reporting field and want to retrain to work in the Captioning/CART industries.
| First Semester
| ASL 1000 OR ASL 1100
| Deaf Studies/Culture/American Sign Language
| JRBC 2120
| Realtime Reporting VI
| JRBC Elective
| Please see advisor
| Second Semester
| JRBC 2127
|| Broadcast Captioning & CART Procedures & Research
| JRBC 2135
|| Broadcast Captioning & CART Internship
Students can choose to complete this program part-time. Part-time students will take longer to complete their program than students who follow the full-time sequence listed on the official program guide (see the program guide PDF under the LINKS section to the right). Because every course may not be offered each semester, it is important for part-time students to reach out to their faculty advisors for help in planning their long-term, part-time course sequence.
If you need help picking out your first semester courses, reach out to your faculty advisor or enrollment services (contact info can be found under the “Contact” section on the top right portion of this page).
Students must earn a grade of “B” or better in Realtime Reporting VI and the CART and Broadcast Captioning Internship and a grade of “C” or better in all other coursework in order to graduate.
By earning a B or higher in CART and Broadcast Captioning Internship (JRBC 2135), this includes the following:
- Students shall write three (3), five (5)-minute realtime literary broadcast material takes at 180 wpm (syllabic and/or word count) at 97 percent verbatim accuracy.
- Students will write and submit three (3), 15-minute unedited realtime literary broadcast material takes from an internship experience at 98.5 percent verbatim accuracy, or higher, with variable speeds of 180-200 wpm, following NCRA’s What is an Error? guidelines. The instructor will grade a random (5) five-minute selection from each 15-minute take.
- Students will write two (2), 30-minute class lectures, meeting/seminar programs, or Web cast meeting segments from an internship experience with a 98.5 percent verbatim accuracy, or higher, with variable speeds of 180-200 wpm, following NCRA’s What is an Error? guidelines. The instructor will grade a random (5) five-minute selection from each 30-minute take.
- Students shall transcribe a minimum of two (2), (5) five-minute, (2) two-voice, non-realtime tests with a minimum of 97 percent accuracy, dictated at a minimum speed of 225 wpm.
- Students shall complete at least 25 verified hours of actual writing and 15 hours of research and dictionary preparation during the internship experience.
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Completion of the Broadcast Captioning/CART certificate allows graduates to work in a variety of settings either as broadcast captioners or as CART providers.
Broadcast captioners use realtime machine shorthand skills to create the captioning you see on television. This captioning is created to allow access to television broadcasts for people who are deaf and hard of hearing. Broadcast captioners work doing on-air captioning of live programming.
CART is a service that can be requested by people who are hard of hearing as an alternative to having a sign language interpreter. It falls under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) as one way of providing equal access to services. Graduates can find work as CART providers in legal, educational and various trade fields.