Captioners and CART (computer-assisted realtime translation) Providers use steno or voicewriting technology to provide access to the hearing impaired and disabled populations by displaying the text of speakers on computers and television. Graduates can work as an entry-level CART provider or broadcast captioner.

Program contact: Learn more

This certificate will be automatically awarded when the certificate requirements are completed. If you do not want to receive the certificate, please notify the Office of the Registrar at RegistrarOffice@tri-c.edu.

Learn more about how certificate credits apply to the related degree.

Gainful Employment Disclosure

Program Admissions Requirements

  • Completion of the short-term certificate in Court Reporting Technologies or RPR Certification or completion of an entrance examination.

Program Learning Outcomes

This program is designed to prepare students to demonstrate the following learning outcomes:

  1. Write three five-minute literary takes at 180 wpm with 96 percent verbatim accuracy.
  2. Write three 15-minute literary broadcast takes at 180 wpm with 96 percent verbatim.
  3. Effectively apply the use of dictionary maintenance techniques in the CART and captioning environments.
  4. Adhere to ethical standards and requirements while completing work in a timely manner.
  5. Utilize CART and captioning equipment for realtime translation.
  6. Prepared to sit for the Certified Broadcast Captioner (CBC) certification exam and Certified Cart Provider (CCP) certification exam.

Suggested Semester Sequence

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredit Hours
C&CR-2401 Speedbuilding and Transcription at 180 WPM 3
C&CR-2480 Using Captioning Technology 3
C&CR-2510 CART Production 3
 Credit Hours9
Second Semester
C&CR-2451 Speedbuilding and Transcription at 225 WPM 3
C&CR-2520 Captioning Production 3
C&CR-2602 Technical Terminology 3
 Credit Hours9
Summer Completion
C&CR-2550 Writing for Captioning and CART 2
C&CR-2910 Internship for Captioning and CART 1
 Credit Hours3
 Total Credit Hours21