Where it Can Take You
Mastering this high-level skill opens a world of opportunity. Graduates may work in legal or real-time settings at home or around the world - Australia, United States, Europe, the Caribbean, Asia, Africa, the International Criminal Court and other United Nations-sponsored tribunals.
The following videos provide more detailed information about the career options available for captioning and court reporting graduates.
Closed captioning of live television programming allows the hearing impaired to enjoy the same entertainment and world news viewed by other consumers. Hearing people, such as English as an Additional Language students and users of fitness facilities also benefit from closed captioning. Watch the broadcast captioning video.
Imagine that you lost your hearing tomorrow. How would you enjoy the things you once did—listening to speakers, going to movies or sporting events, or participating in meetings and social gatherings? Communication Access Real-Time Translation (CART) providers use their skills to act as the "ears" to the hard of hearing; students "hear" the instructor and people attend and participate in meetings and public events. CART providers reduce the isolation of the hard of hearing and open doors to the outer world. Watch the CART provider video.
CART changes lives. A growing area is in post-secondary education. Students who undervalued their talents have succeeded beyond their own and others' expectations. The personal nature of this work is fulfilling to CART providers and valued by students. Watch the CART consumer video.
Court Reporting/Legal Reporting
Contrary to popular belief, reporters continue to report legal proceedings in Alberta. Select criminal trials in the Court of Queen's Bench, pre-trial civil proceedings, board hearings and public inquiries appeal to reporters who enjoy legal and government-related areas. Other areas include matrimonial cases, personal injury actions, contractual disputes, environmental issues and labour disputes. Lawyers may also benefit from real-time reporting of proceedings, as it allows quick analysis of information and faster decision making. Watch the court reporting/legal reporting video.
Additional career information
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The following links provide valuable information about the profession and consumers.
Graduate Information & Opportunities
Professional Association Courses
Graduates may receive further professional designations through the National Court Reporters Association upon successfully challenging the required tests/exams.
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