About the Program
Captioners and court reporters are highly skilled professionals who can capture speech at speeds of 225 words per minute (wpm) and higher. Using an electronic shorthand machine and sophisticated computer technology, reporters translate a conversation virtually simultaneously to the printed word.
Tuition & Fees (Cost per semester)
Cost Per Credit: $150
Tuition Cap: $1,883
Health & Dental: $128
Rec. & Athletics: $70
Books, Supplies & Program Fees (est.)
Semester 1: $950
Semester 2: $950
Semester 3: $950
Semester 4: $950
Please note: This information is provided to help you estimate your costs for student financing. Some courses may also have additional expenses. Students who take all of their courses online are exempt from U-Pass, Health & Dental, and Recreation & Athletics fees. All fees are subject to change.
- 65% in Grade 12 English
- One of: Grade 12 Social Studies, Grade 12 Legal Studies, Post-Secondary Sociology, Post-Secondary Psychology or work experience that demonstrates an understanding of social systems.
View the English Language Proficiency Requirements for the Program: NAIT | English Language Proficiency
- Keyboard familiarity
- Excellent hearing
- English as a first language - English as an additional language (EAL) students encounter difficulties in this program. It is recommended that EAL students discuss their potential for success with program staff prior to applying.
Practical training is scheduled when the student has completed the 180 wpm speed level. Students will attend civil, criminal, and other proceedings with certified court reporters. They must exhibit professional conduct in the working environment and demonstrate mastery of verbatim shorthand reporting.
- Length: 40 hours
- Salary: none
- Relocation: not required
Accreditation & Industry Certification
NAIT is the only Captioning and Court Reporting program in western Canada approved by the National Court Reporters Association - a 15,000 member organization based in the United States.
Scholarships & Bursaries
For general application and special selections, ranging from $500 to $5,000, see Scholarships & Bursaries.