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Please note due to the COVID-19 pandemic, these delivery options may shift from term to term. Please consult your program for details on delivery options.

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Advanced Credit

You may apply for advanced credit once you have been accepted into the program. Advanced Credit can be Transfer Credit (for completed post-secondary courses) or PLAR (Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition).

Transfer Credit

In addition to the common guidelines outlined on the Transfer and Credit Options section and on the Transfer Credit Request Form (PDF), your program has other advanced credit requirements that are applied to each request including:

  • You must have completed the course or program no more than year(s) ago unless a formalized articulation agreement is in place
  • You must have a minimum mark of in the course(s) or program

Prior Learning and Assessment Recognition (PLAR)

If you do not qualify for transfer credit or credential recognition, Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) may be an option.

Contact the program for additional information about Advanced Credit.

Program delivery varies by program. We encourage you to review how your classes will be delivered for the upcoming terms. If you have questions about program delivery or class enrolment, please contact your program area.

Take your career to the courtroom and beyond

The Court Transcription certificate provides students with the knowledge and skills to produce accurate transcripts by applying rules of grammar and punctuation to the spoken word of pre-recorded proceedings using machine shorthand and computer-aided transcription software. In addition to court transcript production, graduates may be hired as scopists and proofreaders to aid in court transcript production. Graduates will also have opportunities to produce transcripts and verbatim captions in support of disciplinary proceedings, arbitration hearings, 9-1-1 calls, interviews, investigations, shareholders’ and other meetings, and prerecorded television and Internet videos.

Because Court Transcriptionists work with recordings, their hours and location are often very flexible. Court Transcriptionists are often able to work from a home office and can accept work from across the province and country.

The Court Transcription certificate is a full-time one-year program. Graduates have the opportunity to continue into the Captioning and Court Reporting diploma program.

Related Program:

Captioning and Court Reporting

The only captioning and court reporting program in western Canada to be approved by the National Court Reporters Association.

Employment rates reported by NAIT alumni are for information purposes and do not guarantee future employment opportunities.

Salaries reported by NAIT alumni are for information purposes and are not a guarantee of future alumni income.

Build skills that translate

Gain the knowledge and skills to transcribe pre-recorded materials and enter the workforce in a year. Upon successful completion of the program, you will be able to:

  • Write and transcribe pre-recorded proceedings using a steno machine, a specialized keyboard to write in shorthand. Proceedings include, but are not limited to, testimony, hearings, judicial orders, and legal opinions. 
  • Use computer-aided transcription software to produce accurate transcripts from pre-recorded proceedings.
  • Develop knowledge and understanding of legal terminology, regulations, professional standards, and ethics.
  • Apply rules of grammar, punctuation and mechanics to the spoken word.

This program allows graduates who excel in transcription services to enter the workforce within a year or continue their studies through the Captioning and Court Reporting Diploma.

Oct. 25 – Nov. 29 Event

Discover Steno Workshops - October to November 2021

Discover Steno is a series of free workshops that will introduce applicants to the captioning and court reporting career as well as assess foundational competencies for success in the program.

  • All-Day
  • Via Web Conferencing
Mar. 07 – Apr. 11 Event

Discover Steno Workshops - March to April 2022

Discover Steno is a series of free workshops that will introduce applicants to the captioning and court reporting career as well as assess foundational competencies for success in the program.

  • All-Day
  • Via Web Conferencing
May. 02 – Jun. 06 Event

Discover Steno Workshops - May to June 2022

Discover Steno is a series of free workshops that will introduce applicants to the captioning and court reporting career as well as assess foundational competencies for success in the program.

  • All-Day
  • Via Web Conferencing

Enter the workforce with confidence

Graduates of the Court Transcription program are in high demand, leading to an impressive placement rate. The majority of work for graduates comes from our current court and legal system, government, meetings and events, audio calls and various forms of digital media. They may also find employment editing and proofreading transcripts for court reporters and court reporting firms using industry software.

As Court Transcriptionists work with recordings, their hours and location are often very flexible, and can accept work remotely from across the province and country.

As a successful graduate, you will be able to apply your knowledge and skills in a variety of roles such as:

  • General transcription – academic research, audio memoirs, podcasts, business meetings, interviews, pre-recorded television and internet videos
  • Legal transcription – depositions, court proceedings and arbitration hearings
  • Law enforcement transcription – investigations, witness or suspect interviews and 9-1-1 calls
Typing on stenography machine

Graduate information & opportunities

Continuing your studies

Captioning and Court Reporting

Graduates of the Court Transcription program may continue on to the Captioning and Court Reporting diploma for an additional year of study. In order to apply to the diploma program, you must successfully complete the Court Transcription Certificate and demonstrate a minimum typing speed of 140wpm. 

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Waitlisting Program is full and qualified applicants are being placed on a waitlist. For information about waitlists, please visit the Waitlist FAQs.

If you’re on a non-competitive waitlist, you should consider NAIT’s Academic Upgrading program or NAIT Equivalency Tests to become a more competitive applicant.

There is no guarantee that waitlisted applicants will be offered a seat, however it is common for seats to become available until the start of class. As seats become available, they are filled from the waitlist.
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